Tag Archives: pain


relieving pain in hip joints with yoga

you asked When I do child’s pose or Bikram’s wind removing pose, I get a very uncomfortable pinching sensation in my hip joints. While my Bikram instructors tell me that it’s to be expected, it keeps me from truly being able to relax. Am I doing something wrong? Is this something that will get better […]

running tips: good pain to keep in the game

Ask any runner and they’ll tell you there’s a distinct difference between good pain and bad pain. Bad pain is that sharp, unbearable pain which tells us to back off before you do some serious damage. Good pain, on the other hand, is that slightly burning and yet totally satisfying hurt-so-good type of pain. Train in the […]

running tips: find your trigger point

Let’s face it – running is hard on the body. Sometimes our stubborn running muscles become so tight that stretching alone doesn’t do the trick. As a runner a weekly massage visit is a must but when you don’t have the time or the funds turn to your sports equipment and grab a ball. Our […]

yoga for lower back pain

you asked I want to know some moves to help with lower back pain. I am happy to say that Cobra position is no longer a painful problem but I get random bouts of mild lower back pain behind my hips. It is never severe, more annoying than anything else. My PCP offered pain relievers […]

ask a yogi: my arch hurts holding yoga poses

you asked I am doing hot yoga and vinyasa. Sometimes I can’t hold a pose – not because I lack strength or balance – but because the arch of my foot hurts. Any clue what that is and what I can do about it?- melanie a yogi answers Dear Melanie, When balancing, try to shift […]

balancing with ankle pain

you asked I‘ve been practicing yoga for more than a year now. But my problem is for poses that required to be balanced on one leg (like balancing half moon). During the pose my ankle hurts so much that I can’t continue. How can I solve this issue? – mania a yogi answers Yes, ankle […]

ask a runner: shin splints

you asked Hi there. I was a runner, I loved running. Makes me feel free. However I’ve got really bad shin splints. I haven’t been able to run for more than five minutes without tears streaming down my face. I would love to get back into running. Any suggestions? – Caitlin I used to run […]

ask a yogi: yoga for runners and growing bellies

A post-run stretch in La Jolla! you asked… Can you give runners some tips on practicing safe yoga to avoid knee pain/injuries? Is there something we are all doing wrong to hurt ourselves further? Is there a type of yoga to avoid, or stretches we should focus on? – Amber a yogi answers Running typically […]

ask a yogi: benefits & headstands

Season (from the Corte Madera store) enjoying the therapeutic benefits of yoga on the peak of Half Dome in Yosemite you asked… I am looking into alternative therapies to help me get back on my feet and a number of people have suggested yoga. I’ve done yoga minimally in the past as cross-training but I’d […]