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Category: The Hypermobile Yogi – Yoga for Hypermobiilty Syndromes/EDS

Gentle Hatha Flow Yoga for Hypermobility and Chronic Pain with Kendra Neilsen Myles of EDS Wellness

Gentle Hatha Flow Yoga for Hypermobility and Chronic Pain with Kendra Neilsen Myles, C.H.E.S., RYT 200 of EDS Wellness. Full 55-minute class recorded at The Mindfulness Center as part of EDS Wellness’ ‘Mind-Body Strategies for Hypermobility with Chronic Pain’ movement and support group program. Please remember – Participate at your own risk. EDS Wellness, Strength/Flexibility/Health/EDS, their affiliates and this YouTube channel, are not liable for injury or issues that may occur as a result of viewing or participating in this recorded video, or other videos freely available on the Strength/Flexibility/Health/EDS YouTube channel. Always ask your physician, physical therapist, or another...

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The Hypermobile Yogi – Practicing Yoga with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

The Hypermobile Yogi – Practicing Yoga with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome “Many people have flexible or loose joints. They’re the people, maybe like you, who did gymnastics or ballet when they were young and are “good” at yoga. Their joints move farther and more easily than most people’s joints, so they often can do tricks like bending their thumbs forward until they touch their forearms. Sometimes these people are called “double-jointed,” and some may even have dislocated or popped their joints out of the socket. The medical term for joints that move too far is hypermobility, and the word for...

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Joint hypermobility and barre classes – 4 tips to play it safe and get the most out of your workout.

Joint hypermobility and barre classes – 4 Tips to play it safe and get the most out of your workout. Barre workouts are one of the best types of mainstream exercise you can do for joint hypermobility. If done correctly, barre workouts are incredibly effective for strengthening all of the tiny accessory muscles that often cause problems for us. Accessory muscles are especially important for sitting, standing, or doing anything different from our normal daily activities. Because normal activities use both our big muscles and our small accessory muscles, when we sit, our big muscles get a break and our tiny...

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Yoga and Hypermobility – Managing Chronic Pain and Joint Stabilization with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes/Hypermobility Syndromes

Yoga and Hypermobility – Managing Chronic Pain and Joint Stabilization with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes/Hypermobility Syndromes   “Yoga is dangerous for EDS.” “I was told not to do yoga.” “Yoga will make you end up in a wheelchair.”  I’m sure that you’ve heard all these phrases before, and many people feel that all three are absolute truths. While we all are entitled to our opinions, the fact is there is no black and white factual statement that has come out about doing yoga when you have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Usually, our ideas stem from personal beliefs, from what we have been told by someone we...

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#EDSFitTip – the Hip Hinge

#EDSFitTip – the Hip Hinge

(Top left pic is proper form for hip hinge – others are examples of going too far) The “hip hinge” is the perfect natural movement exercise that can be done easily. The point is to feel and learn how to engage the muscles that attach to your pelvis/SI joint and knees and to help prevent […]

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Another message from Dr. Lawrence Afrin – Thursday, July 20, 2017

Another message from Dr. Lawrence Afrin – Thursday, July 20, 2017

Another message from Dr. Lawrence Afrin: Thursday, July 20, 2017 “It has been brought to my attention that there has been much misinterpretation of my July 11 announcement.  There are several issues and misperceptions I would like to address. (1) My #1 goal my entire professional life has been to provide my patients the best […]