National Public Radio (NPR) ran a story recently, “A YouTube Video Is Doctor’s Secret Weapon Against Back Pain.” For most yoga practitioners, teachers, and students, that secret was not very well kept.
Mindful movement is what yoga brings to healthcare.
Doc Mike Evans approaches medicine for the sake of wellness and he presents his insights, findings, and recommendations with simplicity and humor.
The Gentle Stretch yoga that Chris and others teach can be a very effective path to dealing with and even reducing back pain and the emotional pain that often accompanies it.
I first experienced these benefits from taking classes with Peggy Cappy and still use what I learned from her.
If you are studying/practicing yoga already, Doc Evans’s work should be more encouragement and reassurance. If you’re not, but having back pain or want to avoid it, Doc Evans has the right prescription: movement done with proper awareness and respect for your body.
Feel better. Live well.