Workshop: Tools for Coping with Chronic Pain

Look around and you will see many treatments available for pain -- pain clinics, over-the-counter and prescription medications for pain, medical practitioners that deal with pain for every part of the body, holistic and life-style based therapies for pain.... Reducing or eliminating pain is a big focus for our culture. And we are empowering ourselves with a wider variety of options for dealing with chronic pain.

It's no wonder pain is on our minds. In fact, to the frustration of many people, we're told that most pain is IN our minds. 

On Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 10:30am-12:30pm, yoga teacher Karin Novak, RYT200 will lead a workshop called "Yoga & Meditation for Chronic Pain" at Breathe Yoga & Wellness, 131 West Union Street in downtown Morganton. The fee for this workshop is $20, $15 for Breathe Yoga & Wellness members. Register for this event HERE.

It's estimated that 50 to 75 million Americans are living with chronic pain. The experience of pain is real. However; the source of pain isn't what we think it might be; the experience of pain actually IS in our minds -- it's a connection of neurological signals going from the point of inflammation or injury to the mind. In cases of chronic pain, over time, the mind and body translate pain into a pattern of thoughts, emotions, expectations, and memories, all which are sustained through the mind-body connection.

Our culture deals with chronic pain in a variety of ways; some of these, such as drug dependency, lead to worse problems. Through holistic methods that support and complement traditional medical care, more people are discovering relief. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that 16% of people who practice yoga do so for health conditions; more than 10% of those use yoga for back pain.

“By addressing pain from a neurological standpoint, yoga gives people tools to not only relieve and support healing of the body’s tissues, but 

also to reduce the perception of pain and interrupt the cycle of pain-related mental, emotional, and physical response,” says Rhonda Cook, yoga therapist and owner of Breathe Yoga & Wellness. “People who have attended Karin’s classes and specialty workshops know that she is very tuned in to her students’ questions about their bodies and overall wellness. Her therapeutic workshops are very helpful to so many people.”

People can inquire about the January 6th "Yoga & Meditation for Chronic Pain” workshop or any of Breathe Yoga & Wellness’s classes by emailing [email protected] or register directly HERE.

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