PhysioYoga and the Pelvic Floor Online Course with Shelly Prosko:
This online course is available to do at your own pace and offers a combo of theory and practical and accessible yoga methods and philosophy to enhance overall pelvic floor health and wellness.
This course outlines evidence surrounding biopsychosocial factors that influence pelvic floor function and explores why and how yoga can serve as a valuable adjunct to pelvic wellness and rehabilitation.
Be prepared to participate and enjoy empowering, informative and inspiring yoga practices that you can immediately use with your patients or students, including: -pelvic floor awareness practices
-mindfulness meditation practices
-breathing practices in yoga postures to help promote pelvic floor relaxation
-mindful movements timed with breath to help facilitate pelvic floor muscle engagement and excursion
-examples of language and yoga philosophy used to potentially enhance more effective cueing
Whether you are a pelvic floor physiotherapist looking to expand your current approach or a brand new practitioner wanting to learn more about the pelvic floor, this course is meant to help support you on your path to learning more about how yoga can address pelvic floor health in an evidence informed manner.
Online Video Practices: Creating Pelvic Floor Health with PhysioYoga
Free Bonus Feature: Toilet Meditation (with purchase)
|Part A: Pelvic Floor Muscle Relaxation – Creating Pelvic Floor Health||40:13||CA$19.91|
|Part B: Pelvic Floor Muscle Engagement – Creating Pelvic Floor Health||40:15||CA$19.91|
I hope you enjoy these beautiful videos created for you! Your pelvic floor is an important part of your bladder, bowel, reproduction, and sexual health. I wanted to offer something that allowed me to share what I have learned over the years as a physical therapist and professional yoga therapist helping men and women optimize their pelvic floor health and function.
These practices address the roles our pelvic floor plays in breathing, posture, hip function, core timing, and standing balance ability and are filmed in breathtaking nature settings with spectacular cinematography and soulful music uniquely created with special care and attention to the intentions of each practice.
Healthy pelvic floor muscles need to be capable of being engaged in functional and coordinated ways in timing with other muscle groups and, like other muscles, it is essential that the pelvic floor muscles also be flexible and capable of being released and relaxed, with the ability to move throughout the full excursion during the breath cycle. These videos address these concepts:
Part A: “Pelvic Floor Muscle Relaxation”: 30 minute practice of releasing the pelvic floor muscles through pelvic floor awareness, visualization and breathing methods, during mindful movements and yoga postures.
Part B: “Pelvic Floor Muscle Engagement”: 40 minute practice that includes engagement of the pelvic floor muscles with various mindful movements and yoga postures integrated with the breath pattern.
I have also included a free bonus feature, the ‘Toilet Meditation’, where I guide you through the 6 stages of mindful toileting that I created to help improve awareness and pelvic floor muscle relaxation to help fully empty the bowel and bladder.
**These practices are not meant to act as treatment for your specific issue nor replace your current treatment. Please check with your health care professional before starting this program to see if there are any precautions or contraindications you need to adhere to and whether pelvic floor muscle relaxation, engagement , or a combination of both, is indicated for you.
These videos are intended to help create, enhance and sustain optimal pelvic floor health or serve as a complement to your current treatment, as indicated and supervised by your healthcare provider. Please know that pelvic floor health is also influenced by our thoughts, emotions, what we eat, how we respond to and manage stress, and how we relate and connect to ourselves, others and the world around us.
I sincerely hope you enjoy these practices, appreciate the nature settings and music, and hope they make a difference in your life, in a valuable way.
Yoga, Neuroplasticity and Pain: New Hope for Self-Empowerment and Healing
Pain is a complex and troublesome human experience that involves the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Pain strikes everyone from time to time, but millions of people suffer with pain year in and year out.
According to modern pain neuroscience, however, we may have greater influence over the experience of pain than previously thought. One of the best ways to safely and effectively manage the pain experience is to better understand its mechanism in the light of new insights into brain neuroplasticity.
Join physical therapists and yoga therapists Neil Pearson and Shelly Prosko for a 3-part webinar (two live lectures and a yoga practice) on what modern neuroscience and yoga research teaches us about the ability to change pain, even in people with complex pain conditions. Yoga offers numerous techniques that are useful for managing pain, and it can provide the lived experience that pain can be changed, and that we can learn to move with ease in the face of pain.
Neil and Shelly will discuss the physiology of pain from the perspective of new findings on neuroplasticity and pain, and also will guide you in a series of yoga techniques that can be helpful to change the experience of pain.
Because each of us is very unique, there is no specific protocol or yoga sequence for ‘yoga for pain’; but the concepts can be translated to any asana practice or individual. The techniques can be modified to suit the type of yoga class or the individual and are equally important for injury prevention as well as pain care.
What you will learn:
- The purpose of pain, and the meaning of pain intensity, quality and location.
- How neurons respond to potentially and actually dangerous inputs.
- How neurons in the body, spinal cord and brain adapt in the face of persisting pain.
- How functions of the nervous systems are influenced by all other body systems.
- Why the pain experience is changeable and how.
- The importance of starting with the basics of breath awareness and body awareness and the best techniques to use.
- Techniques for calming the nervous system and challenging your current response to pain.
- What pain science teaches us about injury prevention, and how to move and perform asana safely when experiencing pain.
This Premium Course Also Includes These Bonuses!
- Yoga Practice for Chronic Pain with Neil and Shelly. Enjoy a soothing practice excerpted from Neil and Shelly’s DVD with yoga for pain relief. Experience for yourself how to structure a yoga practice centered around enchancing somatic awareness, one important step towards resetting the body’s pain response.
- Recordings of Course Sessions. Yours to keep! The recorded course sessions will be available in your YogaU Dashboard after the course to add to your digital library of yoga training. View online as streaming video files or download the mp3 files for listening on the road.
- Transcripts of the Course Sessions. Follow the transcripts with recordings and take notes, refer back to important passages, or use the transcripts for easy memorizing–transcripts are a great learning tool for integrating and retaining the course information.
Purchase this webinar HERE
Overcome Pain with Gentle Yoga DVD Levels 2 & 3
These are valuable resources for people in pain, health care practitioners that work with people in pain, or anyone looking for well rounded yoga practices with a variety of modifications for the movements, breathing, meditation, hand mudras & mantras. The series includes 7 different practices, each with a different theme; filmed in the breathtaking nature of Canada’s Saltspring Island, British Columbia. The videos are not meant to act as medical advice or to replace your current treatment. Please seek guidance and clearance from your medical professional prior to participation in these videos.
DVD or online streaming available for purchase at www.lifeisnow.ca
Enjoy this 4 minute sneak preview:
If you suffer from chronic pain, you have experienced how pain can change everything in your life. You want to experience life beyond the pain, and to move well again. Yet like many, you may be struggling to find a movement practice that is more about recovery than enduring more pain.
Open yourself to the possibility of less pain, and greater ease of movement. Follow the guidance of two physical therapist-yoga therapists, Neil Pearson and Shelly Prosko, known for their innovations, knowledge, and compassion.
Practice in a chair, or on your mat. Complete the 10 min. meditative introduction of each practice, or add the 30 minutes of gentle movement. Learn new breath and body awareness practices. Combine these with specific hand positions and affirmations, to deepen your experience. Expand on the guidelines you learned in Level 1, to discover how these practices are helping so many live life now – with less pain, greater hope and recovery.