5 Steps To Relieve Pain
Has chronic pain slowed you down or stopped you
from doing what you love?
Would you like to move with more strength, more flexibility, and less pain?
And discover you CAN change your pain - and HOW to change your pain.
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.
Change your pain and get more out of life.
Gentle yoga, breathing and meditation techniques can help many different types of pain, including
- Shoulder Pain, Including Frozen Shoulder
- Low Back Pain
- Sciatica and Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Foot Pain, Including Plantar Fasciitis
I am here to help.
Yoga and meditation have helped 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 few years, I've been on a journey of discovery - meshing current scientific research and yogic principles as they relate to relieving chronic pain, anxiety and depression. As you might imagine, yoga and meditation are ideally suited to help all of these. There has been an explosion of scientific research into yoga and meditation, particularly over the past 10 years, and we are more and more coming to understand how these practices serve us - particularly in our culture, where high stress is part of life.
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. If
- You have chronic pain or stress, weakness, or general fatigue.
- You want to relieve your pain and gain strength and flexibility.
- You want to feel younger and more energetic.
- You want to strengthen the mind-body-spirit connection to create a healthy, pain-free life for yourself.
- You are ready to make a change. You understand the importance of consistent practice to feel the benefits.
I'm Donna Sellers, yoga teacher and founder of YogaSpiritus.
I help people with chronic pain or stress feel better 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 designed just for you.
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.
- Small group classes in therapeutic yoga for pain relief, meditation and restorative yoga.
Do you want to change your pain and live the life you love?
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Start with the breath.
Here's a simple breathing exercise to help you relax and feel calmer.
Become aware of the breath as it moves in and out of your body. 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.
Some Comments on the Benefits of Therapeutic Yoga
"If you want a yoga instructor who is knowledgeable, enjoyable, relaxing and restoring, I have found Donna's no-pressure, down-to-earth and genuine caring approach incorporates it all. A couple of weeks ago my neck and shoulder had seized to the point of pain. Under her instruction and guidance I could feel the tension ebbing away as she directed me through specific positions and movements. By the end of class I felt wonderful, no tension, no stiffness, no pain. In addition however, I also left that evening with the knowledge of how to keep the pain away. Thank you, Donna, for your expert touch." -- - Rosemary B.
"During the past year, I had pulled my back and had been enduring a great deal of pain. Since I started yoga with Donna, my back has much more strength, the pain has subsided, and my energy level has gone up. Emotionally, I believe I am less prone to the stresses of our everyday life and can enjoy many more activities that had been absent during the past year. Thank you, Donna." -- Diane H.
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.