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Yoga for a Healthy Back
15 June, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 21 June, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Gentle movement and yoga have been proven to reduce back pain and stiffness. If you are suffering currently from back pain – or have suffered at some time in the past – you will likely want to know what you can do to look after yourself and how you can make your back healthy again.
This FREE course will run daily for 7 days and has been designed to help you treat your own back at home. You will benefit most by attending each day and the sessions will be recorded in case you are unable to make the scheduled time.
Led by TillyLou James, physiotherapist, yoga teacher & designer of the Buttafly, you will be guided through a yoga practice that touches on all aspects of a back problem including movement, breath work, and an exploration of the mind-body connection.
Who is the Course suitable for:
- People with intermittent or recurrent back pain
- Those with chronic pelvic pain and hip problems
- Anyone with mild scoliosis, a leg length difference or asymmetry of the spine e.g. Women who have had a mastectomy
Who is the Course unsuitable for:
- People with acute back pain
- Those acute sciatica, pins and needle, numbness or tingling
- Anyone on strong pain-relieving medication
8.30 am – 09.45 am daily, starting Monday, 15th June.
The class itself will last for an hour with 15′ at the end for Q&A.
What you will need:
- Wear comfortable, loose clothing
- Yoga mat or a nice thick blanket or two to lie on
- Upright/dining chair
- 3 cushions/pillows
- Yoga blocks
- Ideally, you will access these classes on a large screen and have your video turned on.
You do not need to have a Buttafly. There will be some positions where the Buttafly is used and you will be shown you how to improvise.
You will need to be able to sit in an upright chair and get up and down from the floor unaided. No prior experience of yoga is necessary.
To book your place, please follow this link and fill in the registration form. On receipt, your booking will be confirmed with login details:
The Buttafly Effect
Initially, the Buttafly was designed as a seat for meditation and a versatile yoga block. The ability for it to facilitate a curative release of the spine was a chance discovery by its designer – also a physiotherapist and yoga teacher – TillyLou James.
A rollerblading accident in 2005 left TillyLou with a fractured sacrum. As a result, ten years on, she suffered intermittent episodes of pain and stiffness despite physiotherapy, osteopathy, craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, exercise, and Pilates. After using the Buttafly on a regular basis, however, her symptoms gradually became less and less and eventually cleared.
Since then, TillyLou has been helping people with many different types of back pain benefit from quick and easy relief of symptoms, and improved posture and flexibility too.
For more information about the back care technique, follow the link:
If you would like to have a private consultation with TillyLou James, contact her via email:
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