By Rachel Krentzman, PT, E-RYT for Active.com April 2012 Backbends are an integral part of any Yoga practice. The intention for backbends is to open the chest and rib cage in preparation for pranayama (breathwork). For some, backbends are exhilarating and freeing while for others, they can be somewhat daunting and anxiety-producing. For the first […]
Written by Rachel Krentzman, PT, E-RYT, CPYI, for LA YOGA MAGAZINE This was the second in an ongoing series on the therapeutic applications of yoga to appear in LA YOGA Ayurveda and Health magazine. A copy of the article can be viewed at: www.layogamagazine.com I clearly remember the moment when shooting pain in my back […]
By Rachel Krentzman PT, E-RYT, CPYI, Written for www.active.com Have you ever experienced a nagging pain in your shoulder blade area that just won’t go away? How about chronic neck tension while sitting at your desk? Do massages feel great but a few hours later the pain returns? Upper back and neck tension are complaints […]
Yoga Asana (postures) and Pranayama (breathwork) are instrumental in preparing the body, the mind and
the spirit for conception. Yoga can increase your chances of conceiving by working on 3 different levels: PHYSICAL, PHYSIOLOGICAL, MENTAL / EMOTIONAL. This article includes a video.
By Rachel Krentzman, PT, E-RYT For www.active.com – March 19, 2010 – The Great Yoga Wall™ Many of you may have experienced both the exhilaration and peaceful state that a yoga practice provides. One of the reasons we feel so good after doing yoga is because it is a balanced physical practice designed to open […]
By Rachel Krentzman, RPT, RYT, CPI For Active.com I remember the moment well–the moment where the shooting pain hit me in my back and sent me to my knees, unable to breathe. I remember the numbness and tingling I felt in my right foot, and no matter how much I commanded, my foot would not […]
By : Rachel Krentzman, PT, E-RYT One of the most common complaints that I have encountered among yoga teachers and practitioners alike is an intense, aching pain in the bony area deep in the buttocks crease, also known as the ‘SITS” bones. It is usually painful to deep pressure or when sitting on a hard […]