In this episdoe we talk to Oliver Crossley from Yogic Physio.
Oliver is a Registered Physiotherapist, Yoga and Meditation Teacher. He is a long-term practitioner of Zen Buddhism, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Vinyasa Krama Yoga in the tradition of Krishnamacharya. He is a passionate proponent of evidence-based rehabilitation and person-centred care and loves helping people get back to moving at their best.
This is a different kind of episode. This time we gathered questions of our listeners on different social media platforms and asked Oliver about his opinion. This a very practical episode that hopefully will help some of you into a safer and less painful practice.
- Tight psoas and lower back discomfort
- Prolapsed discs and continuing practice
- Strengthening of unstable shoulder joint
- How to assess the seriousness of the shoulder injury
- Tight hamstrings and psoas and forward bends
- Is grabbing your ankles during backbending safe?
- Hand placement in Lagu Vajrasana – ankles vs. calves?
- Is practicing Ashtanga 6 days a week safe?
- Examples of conflict between traditional way of teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa and modern physiotherapy approach
- How to protect your lumber spine?
- Are there certain asanas that will more likely lead to injuries as the body gets older?
- Knee pain
- Shoulders: Strengths vs. stiffness
- Thigh rotation in Visvamitrasana
If you want to get in touch with Oliver or find out more about his work visit https://www.yogicphysio.com
Further references from the episode
- Discussion about sissy squats – Beard the best you can be Instagram account
- Lorimer Moseley’s Ted talk – Why Things Hurt
- Iain Grysak – “Movement Homeopathy” in Ashtanga Yoga practice
- Matthew Sweeney episode
- Simon Borg-Olivier episode