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Episode 82:

Yoga for People in Pain 

with Shelly Prosko

Part two in a three-part series on yoga and pain, Mado and guest, Shelly Prosko explore tangible ways yoga teachers can think about pain and specific yogic practices for people with pain.

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Episode Highlights

Explore tangible and practical ways yoga teachers can think about pain in order to improve their teaching and support people in pain.

Part two in a three-part series on yoga and pain is a conversation about specific yogic practices for people in pain. Guest Shelly Prosko is a physiotherapist, yoga therapist, educator and pioneer of PhysioYoga with over 20 years of experience integrating yoga into rehabilitation. Shelly is also one of the editors of the book, Yoga and Science in Pain Care. Stay tuned to the very end of the episode for a chance to win a copy of the book. All entries need to be submitted by midnight on Tuesday December 17th, 2019.

Included in this episode: 

  • Why it’s helpful for yoga teachers to understand pain. 
  • How yogic frameworks – the philosophy and other practices – can be applied to helping people with pain. 
  • This difference between awareness and mindfulness and why we need to know the distinction.  
  • The role of self compassion in pain and exploring the definition, different expressions, and stages of compassion.  
  • The koshas and how they relate to the experience of pain including one example of a practice for each of the 5 koshas. 

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