Help for my back and yoga in Barbados
Yoga in Barbados Women in Downward dog

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Some friends and I get into a discussion about stretching after one of our South Coast Boardwalk runs. Some do yoga and get out quite often to feel the fresh air and run. Running by the sea is another means of exercise for our group. Regarding the discussion on stretching, some say we should do it before the run and others say we must do it after. They argued that when our muscles were warm, we would better avoid injury.  After all is said we don’t reach a consensus, but we agree on one thing. Stretching is essential when working out.

Beyond the Curve
About six months prior to this discussion I resume my weekly runs. However, with every run, no matter when and how long I stretch, my lower back is stiff and slightly painful after.  For most of my adult life, I’ve experienced stiffness and mild back pain when standing for more than a half-hour The natural curve of my back is a bit exaggerated and I thought that back pain was natural. Something that came along with my shape.

Plunge: My first Yoga class
Enter Josianne, a fitness-buff friend of mine who’s a personal trainer and teaches yoga. She runs and does everything in between AND is on my case to try yoga.  Liking the flexibility that the “yoga-people” I know tend to have, I eventually decide to give yoga a try. I take my first yoga class four months later. It is intense but I have fun holding my body in different positions.  There is this ONE pose that keeps coming up all the time though. Downward Facing Dog. We seem to do this more than any other. I don’t think much of it….at first.


Downward Facing Dog
However, I come to the conclusion after about four sessions, that there is something special about this Downward Facing Dog pose. A few days of research later my suspicion is confirmed. This particular pose is said to help to relieve headaches and insomnia. It improves digestion, lessens back pain and strengthens the body in many other ways.  I decide to use this yoga training to work all those muscles. The ones that don’t get worked when I lift weights or run. Five weeks into my Yoga practice with one class per week and I find that I can stand longer without the backaches! Also, now my back feels fine after a long run and I’m just on my fifth class!

For more on the many benefits of this pose select this link below.


MINDFUL MOVEMENT in Barbados
If you are looking for a great connection to excellent Yoga classes in Barbados with caring and knowledgeable people, you should try Mindful Movement. Jasmine Evelyn runs Mindful Movement with her husband Shane and can refer you to excellent classes and teachers if she is fully booked. I met her when she was hosting a yoga challenge a few years ago. We sponsored two massages for the group of winners.

 

Since then, I have found her to be a caring spirit, always willing to lend a helping hand and give advice. While promoting peacefulness and strength in body and mind through yoga, this dancer, Pelvic health physiotherapist and Yoga teacher uses her love of movement and mindfulness to restore pelvic health in men and women alike.

 

For more on Yoga classes in Barbados contact Jasmine Evelyn below

 Tel: +1-246-840-4581 Clinic: +1-246-271-6320

 Email: [email protected]

To your health and wellness,
Kal

 

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