Friday, January 12, 2018

New Session - New Venue

Eli will continue with yoga 3 times a week at the Deep River Public Library Program Room.

Please drop-in.  All proceeds will go to the Library.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dragons - Flow Sequence and video

This stimulating sequence exercises the arms and opens the hips.

An excellent demo can be found by Paul Grilley or you can watch him and his wife do the routine without instruction

Here is the sequence:

Flying Dragons

Tadasana - swing right knee up 
Step back and drop both hands down to inside of left foot
Twisted lunge - swing left arm up and twist to left
Kick left foot back; place  between hands; windmill around to switch sides
Twisted lunge - left hand inside of right foot, right arm up and twist to right.
Float right hand down to lunge, 

Warrior I - bend elbows and lift chest
Torso to thighs and swing arms back and up
Warrior I  - bend elbows and lift chest
Float both hands down to lunge

Kick right foot back, slide under left leg, slide both feet out, drop hips to floor
Lift left arm and open belly and kick back with same leg
Kick back right leg and bring up between hands to lunge
Warrior III
Forward bend

Tadasana - repeat with swinging left knee up

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sacroiliac Joint Issues

  • Do you have a dull ache on one side of your lower back?
  • Did you injure your back doing forward bends or twists?
  • Do you have a pain radiating down the back of one leg?
Almost everyone has back issues crop up sometime in their life, often due a misaligned sacroiliac (SI) joint.  Stabilizing SI joints requires attention, awareness, and some persistent detective work.  What works for one person does not work for another.  Realigning the SI joint should never be painful or even uncomfortable, it should be done gently and with much awareness.

I have had to deal with my own SI joint issues, as well as my sister's and this has lead to much research and I have learned a lot.  Since the SI joint is located behind the sciatic nerve, sciatica like symptoms, including pain radiating down one leg can also result.

I have put together a 4 page word document on what I have found helpful with SI issues.  Let me know if you would like me to email it to you.

Hilary Veen