Yoga Radio: Yoga for Headaches, Shoulder, Neck, Wrist and Back Pain

In this episode of Yoga Radio with Katrina Ariel:

Do you spend a lot of time sitting at a computer or desk?

Some of the most common complaints people have with pain happen because of hours spent sitting and working in less-than-optimal alignment.

In this show we’ll take a therapeutic perspective and talk about different problems we tend to run into when working at a desk or computer such as shoulder and neck tension, headaches, back pain and wrist problems. And, of course, I’ll give many suggestions of how yoga can help you find relief and freedom if you’re experiencing any of these very common issues.

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Yoga Radio: Yoga for Headaches, Shoulder, Neck, Wrist and Back Pain
Recorded LIVE on March 15, 2012.

Core yoga practice at Swan River studio in one of the places I call home, New Orleans.


Here is the meditation at the end of this Yoga Radio show:

Meditation is enormously helpful – has been scientifically proven more effective for pain than morphine. Destressing also tends to relieve pain and headaches. Breathing alone helps!

This meditation is excellent for relieving overwhelm, a major contributor to stress.

Mini-Meditation: Show Up and Let Go

Sit beautifully; be comfortable and light.

Open to your breath and feel your awareness expand.

Draw all of your attention to this moment, right here, right now.

This is where the magic is!

Simply sit and breathe.

Feel the blessing of your breath as it nourishes your entire being with prana.

Every time your mind tries to wander off and follow thoughts, let them dissolve.

The breath is all you need. This moment is all you need. It is transformative.

Show up, again and again. Be here now.

Let go, again and again. Let it flow.

Show up.
Let go.

Show up.
Let go.

And through this profoundly simple process,

Notice yourself diving deep into the truth of who you are:

Unconditional love and peace.

Pure presence.

Notice how you feel…

Helpful references:

  • Yoga as Medicine by Dr. Timothy McCall
  • Relax and Restore by Judith Lasater
  • Yoga: the Path to Holistic Health by B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga core strength video. Please take responsibility for practicing in ways that are appropriate for you.

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