Thank you for the wonderful article! This explains my earlier buttock pain! Do you think that tighthening the buttock muscles and pelvis area when doing seated forward bends or other variations help to reduce tension on the disks?
Thank you so much for sharing!!!!
I believe my bulged discs at L3-4 and L4-5 started or progressed for certain from my exuberance and extra hard work in one month of Power Yoga. sore lower back got progressively worse after classes. Yoga teachers who do not understand how to open the hips, sacrum and loosen the hamstrings from non-forward stretches should not be teaching. Mr. Cole, thank you So Very Much for this educational article!!!! Please give us more articles like this... thank you.
More than one textbook of internal medicine (and even orthopedics) I have read can learn from Mr. Cole's didactic approach on this subject.
Thank you so much for this! I herniated L3/L4 in a seated forward bend about a year ago in a yoga class and even though I was in yoga teacher training, the complexities of dealing with spinal issues in students (and ourselves!) was never addressed. I couldn't understand how it could have happened in class of all times -- and now, thankfully, I do.
This is amazing so easy to understand thanks
THE CONTENT OF THIS ARTICLE IS SO CLEAR IT SCARES THE HELL OUT OF ME KNOWING THE SPINAL IS SO COMPLEX. I CAN RELATE TO THE PAINS THAT I HAVE EXPERIENCED.