The Yoga and Ayurveda approach to a healthy lower back. Sabine and Geny will teach you how to deal with lower back pain and improve the health of your back at the ‘Ancient wisdom for modern life’ Workshop at Karma Studios, West Wickham.
Ayurveda is the sister science of Yoga. The name Ayurveda means ‘science of life’ and its wisdom has been developed over 5,000 years ago
On this course you will learn about the root causes of lower back pain, based on an Ayurvedic perspective and the different approaches that through Yoga and Ayurveda you can take in order to regain balance in your body. Ayurveda always looks to resolve the core issue rather than just diminishing the symptoms.
According to Ayurveda, all pain is associated with Vata Dosha as Vata is responsible for all movement in the body – the impediment of which causes pain. Vata moves through channels (nerve, blood, etc.) and allows the function of the two other doshas. Hence, when Vata is prevented for any reason from moving correctly both Pitta and Kapha become implicated in the disorder. This is especially true in any condition of pain. Therefore, in Ayurveda, pain is classified by the three doshas, all the while knowing that Vata is always implicated.
- Vata-Vata pain is sharp, throbbing, migrating in location and variable in intensity. It comes and goes quickly and tends to be localized more on the surface of the body.
- Vata-Pitta pain is burning, lancing, intense and stays in one place. It comes on with increasing force in 1 or 2 hours and reaches peak periods around midday or midnight. It tends to be at a middle level of the body.
- Vata-Kapha pain is dull, aching and stays localised in one place. It takes 6 to 24 hours to reach full intensity and can last for several days at a time. It peaks in the evening and morning. It tends to be located deep in the body.
Indications of lower back pain :
Vata – variable, migrating pain that is throbbing and intense. Cold aggravates the pain and it lessens as the muscles become warm or the day increases in warmth. Can result from over use of muscles, stress, travel, non-movement, etc.
Pitta – stable burning, lancing pain that is intense. Heat aggravates the pain and it lessens when the body is cooled down or in the evening when the day ends. Can result from any form of inflammation, overuse that causes inflammation, shock, excess anger, etc.
Kapha – stable dull, aching pain that is deep and defused. Cold will tend to aggravate the pain and warmth will help relive it slowly. Can result from non movement, lack of exercise, congestion, over weight conditions, constipation, amenorrhea, suppressed emotions, etc.
Come to the course on September 23rd at Karma Studios in West Wickham and put the theory into practice!
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