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It is refreshing to listen to this video in support of a new way of thinking about movement and back pain, relative to stability. Professor Peter O’Sullivan and other world renowned researchers are making waves to dispel the ways that many therapists and movement modalities have been looking at, understanding and approaching core stability.

Brain on Yoga - Interoception

We are quite familiar with the first 7 senses: touch, movement, smell, taste, sight, hearing and balance. But what about the 8th sense of Interoception?

Dr. Anthony Quintiliani describes it as "the conscious detection and perception of sensory signals in the body and on the skin."

He explains that "sensation, as the foundation of emotional experience, is always there in our bodies; however, we are not always fully conscious of its existence or its experiential range."

What does my back going out really mean?

Isn't it curious how we incorrrectly and inappropriately phrase things, leading us to believe that they are actually true? Like this phrase..."my back went out". Like our backs just decide one day to go rogue and go into spasm, or stop supporting us. Hmm...really?

The unique role of a Yoga Therapist is to show clients breathing and movement tools that directly affect their central nervous system and its needs for supportive stimulus. Taking tension and pain away, increasing lightness and functional movement are great outcomes of our sessions, yet the lasting work echoes to the depths of their soma, witness body and subconscious mind.

I work to educate my clients about the nervous system and brain and how that relates to pain and dis-ease. We learn about the mind and its impact and reflection in the body.