Unnecessary Pain!

By africayogaproject
Posted in Africa Yoga Project Blog, on April 27, 2012

Strange heading right?! I have been  practicing and teaching Baptiste power yoga for the last six years. During these years, my students and I have realized and experienced how Baptiste flow can be a beneficial therapeutic tool for headache and stress. Majority of headaches originate from muscle stiffness, too much cholesterol and imbalances emanating from the neck and upper back. When stress and headache set in, practicing yoga can greatly relieve both the cause and symptoms.
In yoga we practice stretching, breathing, opening and relaxation which help in the release of tension from the neck and upper back, at the same time pouring refreshing blood and energy through the body and mind.Seated twists, besides increasing circulation throughout the entire length of spine, creates a motion in the upper spine that alleviates tension coming from the scalene muscles of the neck. Expanding the chest and front shoulder muscles,  breaks down muscular imbalances and frees tension coming from the neck. Relaxation after doing a whole yoga sequence turns the focus away from symptoms of your headache and stress. This allows your body to settle into a sensation of mental and physical release.
My students and I came to a decision. We will have a  of regular practice, because it will give us access to the root of experiences that physically stop us from being in our full expression. Therefore  transforming our personal life. We find physical mental and emotional growth in yoga!


Bryan Mungai


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Bibek on October 09, 2015

Good video clips you completely bldiisnded me for one!The editor of Popular Mechanics is the kind of person who can look at the Pennsylvania and Pentagon aircrash images and make up an airliner full of debris in his own head who ignores that jet engines are also made of steel and they can compress and superheat and mix it with air for weeks but they melt.I heard the boy scout commenting from Popular Mechanics tee hee I admire his Bush-style absence of intellectual rigour! WHAT […]

Nora on December 05, 2012

Thank you so Erica, its amazing how our bodies from the inside, are such an influence to our expressions!

Africa Yoga Project on April 30, 2012

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