Yoga for a Happy Back: Stress, the Psoas and the Mind/Body Connection
The Psoas (pronounced SO-AS) Major is one of the most fascinating muscles in the body. It attaches to all of the lumbar vertebrae and the discs, plays a crucial role in posture as well as movement and is often a key player in the cause of lower back pain and sciatica. In this workshop, we will explore the psoas as a bridge between thoughts and emotions, the nervous system and the physical body. You will learn about the neurophysiology of stress and how to release tension in both your mind and muscles. Finally, you will experience a new way of being in your body and a refreshing approach to your yoga practice. A supple and relaxed psoas is the key to a healthy and happy back!
Yoga & TRE (Trauma Releasing Exercises)
In this unique workshop, you will learn about the body's natural ability to discharge stress and trauma that is stored in our nervous system. Through yoga and TRE (Trauma Releasing Exercises), we can help restore our nervous system to balance. Come with an open mind and be ready to shake off your stress.
Rachel Krentzman physical therapist and yoga therapist moved to Israel in 2013. In the U.S., she founded Embody Physical Therapy and Yoga in San Diego and organizes Yoga In Medicine Conferences for the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine. Her books Yoga for a Happy Back: A Teacher’s Guide to Spinal Health was published in May of 2016, and her Scoliosis and The Art of Letting Go was released in September 2016. A graduate of McGill University, Rachel completed her 2000-hour teacher training with Aadil Palkhivala at the College of Purna Yoga and has studied intensively with Judith Hanson Lasater. Rachel has integrated yoga into her clinical physical therapy practice since 2002. She lives in Ra’anana, Israel and is co-director of Physi-Yoga, a physiotherapy and yoga therapy center in Ra’anana. For more info visit: www.physi-yoga.com or www.happybackyoga.com