5 Steps To Relieve Pain
Has your pain or illness slowed you down or stopped you
from doing what you love?
Imagine yourself pain free, able to enjoy the activities that you are foregoing right now because pain is stopping you. Picture yourself stronger, with more flexibility and energy, feeling 10 or 20 years younger.
You want more out of life.
- You recognize that the mind, body and spirit are inextricably linked. Each affects the other. You want to learn how to strengthen the connection to create a healthy, pain-free life for yourself.
- You are ready to make a change, and know that you can best serve others by serving yourself first, with love and compassion.
- You are willing to take the necessary steps that real change involves.
- You are willing to invest in yourself. You recognize that changing deeply engrained habits takes time, perseverance and a willingness to learn.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to move with more strength, more flexibility, and less pain?
To learn that you CAN change your pain – and HOW to change your pain.
I am here to help.
I have been practising yoga for decades, and I credit yoga and meditation for helping me to find freedom from the chronic pain I had for years after fracturing my pelvis when I fell off a horse. Over the past 5 years, I’ve dedicated myself to learning current scientific research as well as yogic principles as they relate to relieving chronic pain.
Our bodies and minds have an incredible ability to heal, and with patience and perseverance, you can learn how to apply these practices in your life.
We might be the perfect fit for each other if:
- You have chronic pain, weakness, or general fatigue and you want to relieve your pain and gain strength and flexibility.
- You want to feel younger and more energetic.
- You are keen to learn how your body and mind can move and work in harmonious balance. You understand that practising harder does not always show the greatest benefit, and that sometimes less is more.
- You are willing to practise consistently, and often, to feel the benefits.
- You are willing to invest in yourself and your health. You believe that you are worth it!
I'm Donna Sellers, yoga teacher and founder of YogaSpiritus.
I help people with chronic pain find relief so they can enjoy doing what they love. I’m a yoga teacher specializing in therapeutic yoga.
I offer private sessions in yoga therapy so you can move with strength and flexibility and find gentle pain relief.
If you have persistent chronic pain that you’d like to relieve, I can help by working with you on a personal therapeutic yoga program that is designed just for you.
I work with individuals whose pain gets in the way of their full enjoyment of life. My focus is on chronic pain, and I am passionate about learning and teaching the current research and practices that support my clients in their quest to live a pain-free life.
- One-on-one private sessions where you practise moving and breathing in a safe, gentle way that changes your nervous system, and changes your pain.
- Group classes in therapeutic yoga for pain relief, and restorative yoga.
Do you want to learn how to change your pain and live the life you love?
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Here's a simple breathing exercise to help you relax and feel calmer.
Become aware of your breathing. Is it shallow or deep? Is it forced or relaxed? Are you inhaling into your belly or into the top of your chest? Gently and slowly, without forcing the breath, begin to deepen your inhale. Gently draw the breath into the belly without anxiety or pressure. As you breathe out, release any tension or pain you are holding, along with the breath.
To calm your mind if it is busy or agitated, gradually make your exhale a little longer than your inhale. If your mind is sluggish or you are feeling depressed, allow the count of your inhale to equal your exhale.
Take 10 breaths like this, slowly and without forcing. Notice how you feel.
And some Reflections on Restorative Yoga.
Restorative yoga is not your typical yoga class. It’s not about exercise whatsoever (you’ll only break a sweat if you happened to work out beforehand or it’s a really hot day).
Instead it’s mostly about relaxing, something I rarely take the time to do and in truth don’t highly value. But oh, is it ever worth it nonetheless. Donna leads us slowly from one relaxing pose to the next and you never knew it was possible to feel so calm and restored, nor that you needed it so badly.
It feels almost illegal to let yourself be in this way (but the good kind of illegal where it’s literally impossible for anyone to get hurt). This class challenges me to become aware of my beliefs around always working when awake and what is really required to be productive. I’m not sure where I’m heading with that but I’m certainly enjoying the process. -- - Maggie DiStasi, maggiedistasi.com.
View our schedule for restorative yoga and our other classes.