ONLINE VIDEO PRACTICES:
Creating Pelvic Floor Health with PhysioYoga
Free Bonus Feature: Toilet Meditation (with purchase)
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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.
ONLINE GUIDED MEDITATIONS:
Guided Meditations with Shelly Prosko
Free Bonus Feature: Toilet Meditation (with purchase)
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Self-Compassion + Courage Meditation
Breath Awareness Practice
Breath Control Practice
Welcome! I hope you enjoy and find great value in these guided meditations I created for you.
My intention in sharing these practices is to help people cultivate more awareness, presence, connection, regulation and self-compassion.
Research shows that mindfulness meditative practices such as these can help with things like pain, stress management, emotional and mental health and resilience, ability to focus and concentrate, and even improve compassion towards yourself and others.
This series includes 4 guided audio practices:
1) Self-Compassion Body Scan
2) Self-Compassion and Courage Meditation
3) Breath Awareness practice
4) Breath Control practice
You can download each of these onto your device and access at any time.
These mindful practices are created to be suitable and safe to follow. However, they are not meant to act as medical advice or as treatment for any conditions. Please seek guidance, advice and treatment from your licensed healthcare professional for any unmanaged conditions or symptoms (physical, mental, emotional) you may be experiencing before starting or continuing these practices.
As a physiotherapist and yoga therapist, I’ve worked with many people over the past 20+ years who have experienced the vast and impactful benefits that these practices can provide.
I’m really glad that I now have the opportunity to share these with more people, like you!
PhysioYoga and the Pelvic Floor with Shelly Prosko
Audience: Rehab Professionals (PT, PTA, OT, OTA, AT, ET, Kin, etc), movement specialists, yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and those interested in learning more about yoga and pelvic floor health and wellness.
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.
Practitioner Self-Care During Challenging Times
Join Shelly Prosko, physiotherapist and yoga therapist, for this online course on tips and practices to cultivate self-care, which Shelly presents as an ongoing dynamic process of skills that involves self-compassion, insight, courage and action. Self-care and self-compassion are not selfish nor soft skills – they are life skills that help us have the inner resources available to care for and serve others in a sustainable way.Self-compassion is shown to be associated with positive health effects such as reduced symptoms of anxiety, depression, less ruminating thoughts, less fear of failure, and increased emotional resiliency, stress management, and adaptive coping strategies during challenging times.Learn how we can cultivate self-care and compassion in our daily lives, amidst uncertainty and adversity, and help carve a healthy path forward that may be sustained beyond tumultuous times.
ONLINE RESOURCE PACKAGE:
PhysioYoga and The Pelvic Floor Audio and Video Practices for Your Patients
Breathing and Pranayama in Chronic Pain Care
Many people in pain report breathing as one of the most impactful aspects of their therapy and many yoga therapists view breathing practices as foundational to effective pain care. We know that pain can change all aspects of our existence, including the way we breathe. This webinar will help you gain a deeper understanding of the effects of pain on breathing, and breathing on pain.
Join Shelly to learn and experience how breathing practices can be an accessible, easy, safe and effective treatment strategy to modulate pain that can give the person in pain a sense of self-efficacy and empowerment in their pain care.
To learn more and purchase this webinar with lifetime access CLICK HERE
*This webinar is a part of the larger book club webinar series, Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain. You can choose to register for individual chapter sessions HERE or you can register for the entire series at a discount HERE
Compassion in Pain Care
Compassionate pain care is more than just extending kindness towards people in pain.
It involves the dynamic process of gaining a more in-depth understanding of the needs of the person in pain and ourselves; then choosing the best responses, within the context of the situation.
Compassionate care also means having the skills to facilitate self-compassion in our patients and in ourselves.
Without compassion for the person in pain, we cannot form an effective therapeutic relationship. And without practising self-compassion, it is difficult to continue helping people with this complex phenomenon of pain.
Research shows the capacity for providing and receiving compassion can vary and depend on many factors.
Fortunately, growing research also suggests compassion can be trained and can improve pain care and protect against practitioner burnout and empathic distress.
Join Shelly Prosko as she leads this online course. She will provide a guiding path to enhance compassion that can improve pain care and the health and wellbeing of ourselves and those we serve.
To learn more and purchase this webinar with lifetime access CLICK HERE
Yoga and Science in Pain Care Book Club Webinar Series
Are you looking for ways to better help people in pain? If you are, you’re not alone. It is estimated that over 1.5 billion people worldwide are affected by chronic pain. That’s 20.5% of the world population that is suffering and needs your help.
Join Neil Pearson, Shelly Prosko and Marlysa Sullivan, the co-editors of Yoga and Science in Pain Care, and 8 co-authors for the first ever 15-part book club series!
Explore the complexity of the pain experience, dive deeper into pain care, review important knowledge and learn about the practical applications through case studies or experiential techniques with the chapter authors of Yoga and Science in Pain Care. What you will learn can be effectively applied via virtual and in-person consults.
To learn more about the book club webinar series including what you can expect, the learning objectives, who it’s best suited for and to purchase CLICK HERE
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
ONLINE VIDEO PRACTICES:
Overcome Pain with Gentle Yoga
These are valuable online video practices 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 and 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.
Follow the guidance of physiotherapists/yoga therapists, Neil Pearson and Shelly Prosko, known for their innovation, knowledge and compassion.
Enjoy this 4 minute preview:
Yoga Therapy: Hope and Possibility for People in Chronic Pain
Shelly Prosko, PT, CPI, C-IAYT specializes in helping people with chronic pain.
In this video, Shelly shares how chronic (persistent) pain is complex with many different factors. Yoga therapy, which is accessible, empowering, low cost and 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.
Yoga and Science in Pain Care
Integration of Yoga into Healthcare with Shelly Prosko
Compassion: The Foundation of Pain Care
Cultivating Compassion: A Path Forward in Difficult Times
Compassion and self-compassion are shown to be associated with positive health effects such as reduced symptoms of anxiety and increased adaptive coping strategies in difficult times. Learn how we can cultivate compassion in our daily lives, amidst uncertainty and adversity, and help carve a healthy path forward that may be sustained beyond tumultuous times. Access HERE
Yoga in Rehabilitation
Join Shelly Prosko, physiotherapist and yoga therapist, as she discusses the integration of yoga into rehabilitation and the value this offers both the patient and the professional, including the gaps this type of approach can potentially fill.
Self-Care and Self-Compassion for People in Pain
Join Shelly Prosko on the Bill Nelems Pain & Research Centre for this 1.5 hour session for people with chronic pain. Shelly discusses the benefits of self-compassion within people in pain, the misconceptions surrounding “self” care vs supported self-care, the barriers to self-compassion, tips for training, and guides the audience through some practices to participate in.
Yoga Therapy: A Contribution to Comprehensive Pain Care
Shelly’s presentation at the 14th Annual Pain Society of Alberta Conference was on the topic of the value and role that yoga therapy can play as an accessible, cost-effective, evidence-informed, biopsychosocial-spiritual, patient-centered and empowering approach to comprehensive pain care. A growing number of medical professionals are recommending yoga to their patients and an increasing number of clinicians are integrating it into their practice. There is good evidence that supports the integration of yoga therapy into various specialty areas, particularly in the area of chronic pain.