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Podcast #62 – Buteyko breathing technique and asthma

Research shows 6-30% of asthma sufferers use breathing methods to alleviate their asthma symptoms in the UK. How can Buteyko breathing help with asthma? Catherine and I discuss a paper from the Complementary Therapies in Medicine journal about Buteyko breathing and asthma. Buteyko breathing technique (BBT) is a method that is used in some practices to […]

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Podcast #61 – Ground Reaction Forces in 28 Yoga Poses

Jules and I talk about ground reaction forces (GRFs) in 28 Hatha yoga poses. Why do we need to know about GRFs? Because when we measure those forces it helps us understand how yoga poses impact bones and possibly bone mass. Jules Mitchell is a yoga teacher and educator who specializes in biomechanics of yoga […]

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Podcast #60 – Can VR Technology Alter Pain Perception?

Can VR tech alter pain perception?

Can virtual reality technology affect pain perception? Well, yeah. Catherine Cowey and I discuss a fun study about this co-authored by Lorimer Moseley in 2015 in the Psychological Science Journal. The researchers used VR technology to give subjects (with a history of neck pain) the illusion that they had moved their neck more or less than they […]

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Podcast #59 – Hamstring Injuries and Yoga

Proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT) is a pathology of the tendon with a combination of tissue damage, inflammation, and possibly pain at the proximal tendon where the hamstring attaches to the ischial tuberosity. PHT is very common among yoga practitioners as well as in other populations.  Jules Mitchell and I talk about this within the context […]

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Podcast #58 – The Value of Blowing Up a Balloon

Breathing is a hot topic for yoga teachers and fitness professionals. Jenn Pilotti and I talk about a study on the 90/90 breath technique with ball and balloon. Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) practitioners use this exercise to help people of all ages with musculoskeletal pain, including low back pain. We discuss the relationship between breathing […]

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