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Video, Yoga's Health Benefits
Shelly Prosko, PT, CPI, C-IAYT specializes in chronic pain. In this video, Shelly shares how chronic pain is complex with many different factors. Yoga therapy, which is accessible, empowering, low cost & effective, can be a part of your comprehensive pain management solution. After an educational talk, Shelly takes you through a 20 min experiential practice using her approach to working with people experiencing chronic pain.

 

About Shelly:

Shelly Prosko, PT, C-IAYT, is a physiotherapist, yoga therapist, educator and pioneer of PhysioYoga, a combination of physiotherapy and yoga therapy. With over 20 years of training and experience, Shelly advocates for the integration of yoga into modern healthcare and rehabilitation. She teaches at medical colleges and yoga therapy schools, presents at international conferences, contributes to academic research, provides mentorship to health professionals and offers onsite and online continuing education courses for yoga and healthcare professionals on topics surrounding pelvic health, chronic pain, compassion and professional burnout. Shelly is co-editor and co-author of the book Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain and is a Pain Care Yoga Trainer with Pain Care U. She maintains a clinical practice in Sylvan Lake, Canada and considers herself a lifelong student and believes that meaningful connections, spending time in nature, sharing joy and compassion can be powerful contributors to recovery and well-being.

Please visit www.physioyoga.ca for more info.

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Audio, Pain, Yoga's Health Benefits

Breath Awareness MINDFUL BREATHING IS POWERFUL. Listen to the short audio recording on breath awareness – this is one of the most effective ways for you to change your nervous systems and decrease their sensitization. Becoming skilled at this technique is vital for so much more than pain relief. Become a ‘pro’ at calm breathing as a step towards recovering ease of moment. Practice this 3-5 times each day, at first while in your most comfortable positions. More practice sessions are better for learning. Expect to get better at this when you practice consistently. Becoming more skillful may require 3-6 weeks. Do not be discouraged if it takes time for your pain to decrease – this is a skill that you can master. If your pain does change quickly, imagine how much more it will change when you practice consistently for 6 weeks.

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