You are a yoga teacher or a health professional who wants to integrate yoga therapeutically. You want a more holistic, biopsychosocial approach to helping your clients heal. You want to empower them to listen and to learn about their bodies.
In From Pain to Possibility, Susi Hately, B.Sc. Kinesiology blends modern understanding of anatomy and biomechanics with the ancient wisdom of yoga. This weekly show will share Susi's best ideas from over 25 years of helping her clients reduce and eradicate pain.
Exploring Your Feet Part 2 - Your Feet: Healing Your Feet Beyond Foot Mechanics
In this episode, I’m sharing why it is so easy to assume that the foot is solely responsible for bearing our load and why this isn’t truly the case. Discover the importance of learning how to adequately transfer load, the impact this has on the way your foot functions, and some ways to find stability to enable you to transfer and absorb load.
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Exploring Your Feet Part 1 - Your Feet-Hip Connection: An Embodied Practice
The feet are incredible compensators and often key strategists for when we have hip instability or other functional limitations. If we don’t absorb and dissipate load well throughout the body, the feet can take the brunt. So this week, I’m digging in to the feet and hip connection and why, as we resolve that patterning, the feet will start to shift.
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Upleveling Corrective Exercise with Yoga Therapy
I work a lot with clients who have been given corrective exercise techniques as part of their rehabilitation program, and I train health professionals who have professional training in the application of these corrective exercises. So this week, I’m digging into corrective exercise techniques and how they can be amplified by adding yoga therapy. Discover what corrective exercises are and three things I see present when these techniques are not working.
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Exploring Your Breath Part 10 - Mechanics of Breathing: Your Collarbones, Ribs and Your Breath
In this episode, I’m walking you through a multi-step practice to help you explore your ribcage and collarbones and their relationship with breathing. Learn the different impacts this practice can have for different people based on the way that their tissue is and the number one thing that influences my clients’ healing process and the pace at which they get better.
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Exploring Your Breath Part 9 - Mechanics of Breathing: The Relationship of Your Psoas and Breathing | Ep #151
This week, I’m sharing a fascinating, nuanced view of the psoas. You’ll learn some interesting facts about the psoas, and I’m walking you through a reflective practice to help you tune into your awareness and ability to feel.
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Exploring Your Breath Part 8 - Mechanics of Breathing: The Relationship of Your Quadratus Lumborum and Breathing
Join me this week as I talk about the anatomy of the QL, some of what the anatomists say about the relationship between the QL and breathing, and how there are some conflictual ideas about it. I’m also leading you through a somatic experience to help you tune in to your own QL and breath.
Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.functionalsynergy.com/150
Susi is a mentor/teacher to one of my most valued mentor/teachers. I have taken Susi’s I Love Anatomy online course for Yoga teachers, and learned so much about the mechanics of movement in the human body, about how we may be unconsciously compensating for a lack of mobility by moving in ways that are not ideal, and about how to move in ways that are beneficial. I can say with confidence that Susi is a caring, knowledgable teacher with huge integrity, and I highly recommend any course she might offer.
Susi is my number one go-to expert on pain care.
I have followed Susi for many years and consider her to be one of the most trusted experts when it comes to training yourself out of pain. Through her I met a lot of amazing thought leaders in the emergent pain science that completely changed my outlook on pain, sustainable pain care, and the exciting possibilities that can open up if we take on an exploratory approach to our own experiences. These podcasts are gold and I can’t wait to listen to the next episodes!
My background info: I am a yoga teacher focusing on working with chronic pain. I was plagued with chronic migraines myself for many years, trying all possible treatments under the sun and failing... before I realized that there’s another way, a way of gentle inquiry and curiosity, a way of recognizing “yellow lights” that Susi always talks about. And now I’m free of pain!