A new student approached me with soreness in the low back and sacrum. She had previously dealt with a sciatic pain and recognized that this was not the same. She was very dedicated to her health and fitness and routinely exercised after work. However, sitting for much of the day at a desk had taken a toll on her QL. Launching a tired, overworked low back into her gym routine had become unbearable. Starting with a few deep breaths, it was evident that something was “stuck” in the low back. Using Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls to massage the low back was extremely intense but brought almost immediate relief (see the clip below, and you can get more lower back therapy with the Lower Body Therapy Ball Program). We continued with poses that would strengthen the area like Sidewinder and Cobra at the wall. Yoga Tune Up® is now her regular practice!
Nancy began practicing ashtanga yoga while studying in Montreal. It seemed like a perfect fit from her background of ballet and martial arts and degree in Physiology. She began teaching in 2004, and shortly after joined the De La Sol team in Hamilton to share her passion with others. Learning the Yoga Tune Up® philosophy was like hearing the other shoe drop to find, at last, her pose of equal standing. YTU has provided the framework to create change in her own body, her teaching and inspired a deeper focus into yoga therapy.