Research/resources on Therapeutic Yoga

General

  1. Yoga for Healthy Aging is a good general source of information.

2. Self Massage

Start with the neck by rubbing the muscles along the side of the neck from under the skull to the shoulders.

Then with right hand on left elbow; the left hand massages the right shoulder joint area. Make sure that the person massages on top, on the side and on the back of the joint area.

The right hand massages the elbow and and then down to the wrist.

The right hand then massages the left hand: fingers, palm and thumb.

Change so that the left hand is on the right elbow the right hand massages the left shoulder joint area. Make sure that the person massages on top, on the side and on the back of the joint area.

The left hand massages the right elbow and then down to the wrist.

The left hand then massages the right hand: fingers, palm and thumb.

Take the palms of the hand and put them flat on the back in the lumbar area and massage on either side of he spine.

Finish with massaging the knees.

 

AIRPLANE YOGA

Yoga in the the skies http://yogaforhealthyaging.blogspot.com.au

http://yogaforhealthyaging.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/yoga-for-traveling.html

 

What is Stopping Me?

Table 1.1 The Sensations arising in a posture an give us a clue as to the cause of resistance to further movement (What’s Stopping Me? WSM?)

 

WSM? Spectrum Resistance Sensation

 

Pain
Surface Tensions Spread out

Mild

Stretchy or tugging

Like a mild burn

Localised

Tolerable

Myofascial Meridian Spread out-multiple areas sensed at once

Linear or rope-like

Tugging or pulling

Dull

Scratchy

Swirly

Circling

Achy

Muscles and Tendons Localised

Tugging

Follows muscle shape

Broad

Flat

Muscle: belly of the muscle

Tendon: attachments closer to the bone

Sharp

Burning

Ligaments and Joint Capsule Stuckness

Deep

Mysterious (vague)

Radiating

Sparkly

Electrical

Shooting

Soft Compression

Soft parts against soft parts (chest to thigh)

Soft

Squishy

Bouncy

Spread out over a large area

Medium Compression

Soft part against bone

Stuck or blocked

Impinging

Localised

Pinching

Uncomfortable

Hard Compression

Bone against bone

Stuck

Hard

Heavy

Very Localised

Dull

Achy

Boring

Risky

Your Body Your Yoga by Bernie Clark, Wild Strawberry Production, 2016