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by Bernie
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Yin Yoga for Fertility and Sexual things
Topic: Pregnancy
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Pregnancy

You are welcome, Amy. Another option, or little "trick" we can play as teachers is to subsume the instructions for pregnant students inside a list of considerations. For example, you could say for Sphinx, "If you ate before coming to class, or have any stomach discomfort, cramps, nausea, are pregnan...
by Bernie
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Irritated hip during external rotation poses
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Irritated hip during external rotation poses

Hi Dennis It is helpful to put a name to your condition. One theory was trochanter bursitis, and as you know, this thread had some suggestions for that. I am happy that Bananasana seems to be helpful! Postures with external rotation and a lot of abduction could be creating compressive stress on the ...
by Bernie
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Yin Yoga for Fertility and Sexual things
Topic: Pregnancy
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Pregnancy

Hi Amy During the first trimester the mother to be is not as restricted in range of motion so can do most postures, but what you may want to consider is not so much which postures to avoid, but how to do any pose. A general point of advice from teachers who have been pregnant and who are both prenat...
by Bernie
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Floor sitting
Replies: 5
Views: 2036

Re: Floor sitting

Hi Anna Yes, certainly and unfortunately, we can do too much of anything. Too much sitting is definitely not great. We also need to get up and move. However, if you have to sit, then sitting on the floor is better than sitting in a chair. But, as you noticed, sometimes you just have to get up off th...
by Bernie
Fri Nov 19, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Alternative to Saddle Pose
Replies: 7
Views: 1871

Re: Alternative to Saddle Pose

Hi Anna If while doing Windshield Wipers (WW) you feel nothing in your quads, then they are not a good posture for you. However, for me and many others, there is a lovely stress there. Functional yoga suggests having an intention for a pose (such as a targeted area to receive an appropriate amount o...
by Bernie
Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Irritated hip during external rotation poses
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Irritated hip during external rotation poses

Good plan! Good luck!
by Bernie
Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Irritated hip during external rotation poses
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Irritated hip during external rotation poses

Hi Dennis Many people have restrictions that prevent them from being comfortable in externally rotated hip postures, but the experience of pain is a red flag. The first step is to try to figure out why it hurts and then secondly why you are restricted. My first question is — have you seen a health c...
by Bernie
Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and Spine Issues
Topic: Yin Yoga for people with herniated discs
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: Yin Yoga for people with herniated discs

That is good to hear. Thanks, Kathleen.
by Bernie
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: 50-Hour Online Yin TT Discussion/Question
Topic: Student who has large bulks of muscles of the lower body
Replies: 4
Views: 2092

Re: Student who has large bulks of muscles of the lower body

I suggested the Sit-Rise test only as a way to mark progress in improving mobility. If at the start of his training his score was, say 3 for example, but after 6 months he scored 6, that would be excellent progress. There is always danger in training for the test, in which case he only gets better a...
by Bernie
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Muscle scraping (guasha)
Replies: 0
Views: 468

Muscle scraping (guasha)

I was recently asked the following question: I’m wondering what you think of “muscle scraping.” I have a 21-year old friend who is into weightlifting, and I have just recently heard about these muscle scrapers, like the Sidekick Tool. Is this a bona fide therapeutic tool and technique? Thanks so muc...
by Bernie
Mon Oct 11, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Calcified tendon
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Calcified tendon

Hello Jo. The fact that your client has a diagnosis leads me to believe that she has seen a health care specialist. So, my first question would be — what did she suggest? A calcified tendon (also called calcific tendonitis ) can happen anywhere, but most commonly it occurs in the shoulder. It is cau...
by Bernie
Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Who Owns Yin Yoga?
Replies: 9
Views: 30932

Re: Who Owns Yin Yoga?

Since the pandemic started, I have moved my 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Diana Batts to be fully online. We are hosted by Yoga International and you can find the details for the November 15-21, 2021 course here . Let me know if you have any questions about that offering. Cheers Bernie ps -...
by Bernie
Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and Spine Issues
Topic: Yin Yoga for people with herniated discs
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: Yin Yoga for people with herniated discs

Thecal sac impingement on the nerve roots can be caused by so many things: spinal stenosis, scoliosis, congenital deformation of the bony areas nearby, osteoarthritic changes, and probably many other things that I am not aware of. In G’s case, the diagnosis is a disc bulge. I can imagine that since ...
by Bernie
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: do clothing layers effect yin stress?
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: do clothing layers effect yin stress?

Hi Kumari I don't believe anyone has ever studied this question so I can only speculate, but I strongly believe that the amount of clothing worn will have very little effect on the practice. (Maybe if you are wearing stiff blue jeans, they will prevent you from getting to your edge.) I think you wou...
by Bernie
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Yin Yoga and other body parts
Topic: Why can't I straighten my arm?
Replies: 4
Views: 11213

Re: Why can't I straighten my arm?

Please expand your question as it is not clear what you are referring to. What do you mean by Is it normal if my arms don't straighten after my first workout and there is pain whenever I try to straighten them? Does your arm straighten before your workout? Was there pain before your workout? Does it...