This is truly a thrilling post for me to finally be writing. I used to practise yoga 4 mornings a week for at least 45 minutes pre injury. After my warm up poses, my spine unravelling was eight minutes in shoulder stand, followed by another eight minutes in plough pose before Savasana (rest). So you can imagine how many times I’ve tried to get back to my yoga since knowing the benefits. i was always unsuccessful until I came across Dustienne’s Your Pace Yoga dvd. I still can’t work out what’s different, of course I’ve made progress but that can’t be the answer as it wasn’t so long ago I attempted cat/cow pose only to begin flaring. I’d say Dustienne’s sequence and breathing is definitely focused on opening, lengthening and creating space in the pelvis, it just feels great and I’m happy to report I’ve managed it once a week for over a month now. I know that’s not huge, but I’m blowing my trumpets that I could sustain one of the routines. I hope to get to both but my struggle lying on my back may prevent me.
Regardless, I don’t plug a lot on my website but I thought this was worth it as everyone can try it at their own pace and there’s just something about Dustienne that is authentic and really calming, not to mention she knows her pelvis! Here’s some more info:
(excerpt from yourpaceyoga.com)
The DVD was created by Dustienne Miller, a board certified women’s health physical therapist and Kripalu Yoga teacher. This yoga home program was specifically designed for men and women who are healing chronic pelvic pain. This DVD weaves together breath work, meditation, body awareness, and gentle yoga postures. This stress relieving program can be practiced in as little as 20 minutes, making it possible to fit into daily life.
Dustienne Miller is a board-certified women’s clinical health specialist recognized through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Prior to starting her clinical practice (www.flourishphysicaltherapy.com), she worked at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy and H&D Physical Therapy in New York City. She is a certified yoga teacher, having earned her certification through the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts.
Buy the DVD, Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain