We suffer pain whenever the brain thinks we are in danger, even when the risk of danger has passed. What if you could transform which inputs travel to your brain?
What if proper posture, breath control, and the guidance of an experienced yoga therapist could reduce redundant threats perceived by your brain? Say goodbye to chronic back pain. Yoga therapy works on the physical and emotional levels of pain perception because your brain cannot decipher the difference between the two. Visit me at my yoga therapy studio in Lakeway Texas.
Chronic pain literally changes your life in a negative way because it changes your brain. You may develop abnormal movement patterns, emotional distress, and a weak core by "guarding" against perceived threats. Pain may be dull, hard to pin point, or radiate down your leg.
Back pain is more common in bodies that are not physically fit. As we approach the age of 30 to 50, our spines lose elasticity. A sedentary desk job puts you at high risk for an acute back injury. A simple twist can spiral into a ruptured disc. Any acute back injury may lead to trouble sleeping, trouble concentrating, low energy, missed work, and a feeling of helplessness.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Interestingly, it usually doesn't cause pain until later in life. The spine begins to compensate over time, leading to pressure on the hips, knees, and feet. In later years, scoliosis can stress your internal organs because of disc compression on one side. In yoga therapy, we strengthen one side and stretch the other, depending on your unique curve. You will learn to constantly correct your posture and will find yourself growing stronger everyday.
Yoga Lakeway therapy is highly beneficial and effective for those who:
Feel too old for their age and suffer from aches and pains due to bad posture and life events.
Feel defeated, frustrated, ugly, and dependent on others
Move slowly with low energy and spend too much time in doctors’ offices, searching for the next drug or surgery that can fix their problem
Additionally, you may also find yoga therapy to be effective if you suffer from the following symptons:
Chronic back pain
Dayna Culwell is very familiar with chronic pain because she lives with scoliosis and disc degeneration. After decades in pharmaceutical sales, only yoga brought her to a path of healing, without the help of drugs or surgery. Dayna received the highest possible certification within the yoga community in order to help men and women who may suffer scoliosis like her, or some other type of back pain.
She is certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, with over 1,000 hours of formal training. She continues to study neurology, posture, and movement therapy in order to help her clients find relief of back pain in her yoga Lakeway studio. Dayna and her husband Bill live in the Lake Travis area and are very active in the local community.
Dayna sings and plays guitar at the Emmaus Catholic Church and is involved with the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce. When not helping others with pain, she enjoys running with her dog, sailing, and water skiing on Lake Travis. She has lived in the Austin area for 30 years, and was raised in Corpus Christi, TX along with her sister Debra Watson, a professional blues singer, and her 3 brothers.
Your first Yoga Lakeway session with your Therapist will last 75 minutes. During the first 30 minutes of the session, your Therapist will conduct a thorough intake, which will include: the reason for your visit; your health and wellness goals; as well as an inquiry into your medical history, lifestyle, and habits. The Therapist(s) will then confer for about ten minutes as they create a plan of care together. The following 3035 minutes may include a short yoga practice, some breathing, mindfulness or meditation exercises, and a discussion of lifestyle or habit changes.
Your Yoga Lakeway Therapist may recommend that you come back to the Clinic for follow up visits. Together, you can determine the number and frequency of repeat visits.
"I began learning from Dayna in my home since 2015. Main goal? To learn practical exercises, movements, and stretches that would address my mid/lower back pain. I have met wit Dayna weekly and I believe her techniques are professional choices that "aim" directly at back pain. Her presence has helped me to focus, relax, breathe, and concentrate in different ways to help my body and mind achieve better health overall."
Dayna is very committed to her clients, & is continually learning, & has been very helpful in finding additional resources for me. In 2004, I suffered a brainstem stroke, leaving me in a wheelchair, only able to move my head & right arm. I am also in the process of re-learning to speak. I. would get lost in a large class, & I would need to have someone attend with me. But private sessions allow Dayna to help me, & adjust things to me specifically.
I never could have imagined all I would gain from your yoga classes, but I’ll highlight a few of the many benefits. The first being the opportunity of meeting and being guided by you. You’ve taught me how to pack away the day and start fresh with each session. While it continues to be a work in progress, you’ve shown me how to move energy through breath and body work.
Dayna has been working with my mother's extensive physical limitations for well over a year. Not only has Daynas' work contributed to my mother staying pain free but she has helped my mother's mental state with her calming strategies. Dayna is very knowledgeable, experienced, cheerful, loyal, and patient. I value her work ethic and dependability. Dayna has been the bright light during these difficult years in caring for my mother