Today, I wanted to share the story of how I overcame my lower back pain. About eleven years ago, when I was fifteen years old, I would experience pain in the lumbar spine even from laying on my stomach reading a book. I couldn’t walk for long on concrete without having to sit down and rest my back, even if I was wearing good shoes. … Continue reading How I Overcame Lower Back Pain Completely
We all have different bodies, different needs, different issues and different yoga practices that suits us. Anyways there are some asanas that are super healthy for almost any back, and any back issue. I will present a short sequence that includes hip stability, core activation and release for the lower back. I hope you like it! Enjoy 🙂 Cat cow. Do the movements like shown … Continue reading A short sequence for a healthy back
I’ve had a hamstring injury that has lasted for so long it’s embarrassing. I’ve been so eager to practice that I’ve kind of neglected my hamstring and thus it has taken me forever to heal it. But, since I moved to Arendal, I decided to take the effort to be mindful of my hamstring and change my practice for a while. It didn’t take so … Continue reading Tips for stretching your hamstrings mindfully.
Woho! I’m now officially a yogi in Arendal. I recently moved from Oslo where I’ve been living for the last five or so years. I was more than ready to move. I didn’t like to live in Oslo, and I didn’t like my apartment as it was super drafty and that combined with Norwegian winters was just not my style. Moving is one of the things … Continue reading Personal update: A yogi in Arendal
Like any person on the planet, I’ve had my share of pain and suffering. As only suffering can do, It made me wish for a really great life, liberated from the struggle of everyday life. I wanted to have fun, to be happy and feel loved and supported. It directed me on the path of my life towards these desires, and it also made me … Continue reading Choosing my spiritual practice and committing to it.
I’ve learned something during my years of practicing yoga that might be useful for a beginner yogi to know. You see, every teacher I’ve had, had something unique they were transmitting whether consciously or not. Some of them have more knowledge than others, some have more experience than others. Some have a calming way of teaching which makes their classes wonderful, others give you a … Continue reading On shallow ideals, self judgment and why it’s crucial to find a teacher who speaks to your heart.
As you already know if you’ve read my previous posts, I have struggled with back issues, leading to difficulty in getting flexibility along the posterior chain of myofascia (meaning the line of fascia and muscles that runs from under your feet through the backside of your body, all the way to your eyebrows). Over the years, I have tried many asanas stretching methods and exercises to … Continue reading My 3 most valuable tips to soften a stiff back.