Yoga & Beyond | The Yoga and Movement Science Podcast
About This Show
I started this podcast to provide access to engaging interviews and discussions with thought-provoking, idea-shaping professionals and to stimulate our thinking about WHY and HOW we teach and practice. For me, the "beyond" part reflects the bigger picture of movement, anatomy, biomechanics and wellness. I interview authors, biomechanists, physical therapists, pilates teachers, rolfers, chiropractors, yoga teachers, anatomy teachers and more, all with the goal of sharing ideas about the body and how we move. I feel that there's a lot of misinformation out there in the yoga world (and fitness world) and my goal is to cut through that and provide more science based info. More Science. Less Woo Woo!
Most Recent Episode
Y&B #49 Are core stabiilty exercises the best for low back pain?
Jenn Pilotti and I discuss a thorough review of 29 studies that answers this question: Are core stability exercises the best for back pain? The meta review was conducted in 2014 and is entitled, "An update of stabilization exercises for low back pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis." The studies compare core stabilization techniques (side plank, plank and bird dog) to other forms of exercise such as low intensity aerobics, pilates, walking, running in place, and stretches. It might be a common sense conclusion that core strengthening is the best for back pain, but the research does not support this. In fact, the research tells us that core work is no more or less effective than any other kind of exercise.
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I love this podcast. I have learned so much and been exposed to new ideas and teachers. Indispensable on my journey as a yoga teacher!
Date published: 2016-09-05