Yoga Medicine®

About Yoga Medicine®

Yoga Medicine is a thorough, anatomically based training system that trains teachers across the globe to work more powerfully with their students. Yoga Medicine is a community of teachers who are trained to understand the function & dysfunction of the human body in order to work more effectively with healthcare practitioners. Yoga Medicine loves to post articles based on yoga teacher's experiences, yoga-related research, the relationship between yoga and healthcare, and much more. We welcome guest submissions as well - please contact to discuss further details.

Exploring Myofascial Release Techniques for Injuries

By Lisa Muehlenbein, Yoga Medicine® Teacher. Robert W. Service said, “It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.”  For me, as a yoga teacher, it wasn’t necessarily a grain of sand, but rather a bone spur in my acromio-clavicular joint that felt like the thorn embedding itself [...]

By | 2018-04-05T21:00:32+00:00 April 5th, 2018|

Free Tension in the Upper Body

By Shannon Stephens, Yoga Medicine® Teacher. In this article, Shannon identifies key trigger points in the trapezius, pecs, and rhomboids, and explains how you can address pain and tightness with a blend of myofascial release and Yin yoga. Techniques, poses, and tips provided to release areas prone to tension. We all carry tension and stress in [...]

By | 2018-03-29T17:28:23+00:00 March 29th, 2018|

How to Pack for a Yoga Medicine® Training

by Leanna Hamilton for Yoga Medicine. Does this scenario sound familiar? You’re on your way to your next training. You have spent hours pondering, planning, and packing for this week-long trip. You’ve spent money on new yoga clothes, traveling supplies and new shoes. You’re ready! You have everything you need… Then, you get to the [...]

By | 2018-03-28T21:30:09+00:00 March 28th, 2018|

Calming Postnatal Yoga Sequence for the ‘Fourth Trimester’

by Allie Geer for Yoga Journal. I had my two babies in two different countries, Switzerland and the United States, respectively. People often ask me, "What was the biggest difference having your first baby while living abroad?" Although there were many differences, the quality of postpartum care remains the most significant. In Switzerland, a midwife [...]

By | 2018-05-22T21:05:54+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|

3 Myofascial Release Techniques for Your Daily Routine

by Allie Geer for Yoga Medicine®. Daily routines, yes we all have them. Whether or not it’s a morning yoga practice or something as simple as brushing your teeth, routines are a part of our daily lives. Ever since self myofascial release was introduced to me by Yoga Medicine®'s 500-hour advanced teacher training, it has [...]

By | 2018-04-11T04:40:57+00:00 April 11th, 2018|

Prenatal Yoga Practice to Relieve Pain, Enhance Mobility, and Restructure Fascia

by Allie Geer for Yoga Journal. Prenatal yoga teacher Allie Geer demonstrates a self-myofascial release practice to relieve tension and pain during pregnancy and enhance mobility. During my pregnancy, every morning brought on a new challenge for my body. I woke up feeling tight in areas that I never knew were restricted. I felt pain [...]

By | 2018-03-08T21:47:40+00:00 March 8th, 2018|

Bridging Eastern and Western Healing – with Tiffany Cruikshank

By Tiffany Cruikshank, LAc, MAOM, E-RYT for Retreat Guru. Why do you practice yoga? Do you come to the practice to help heal an injury, support spinal health, or perhaps, release some stress? Maybe yoga is your spiritual practice, and the physical benefits are an afterthought. A fusion of all these things? For Tiffany Cruikshank, founder [...]

By | 2018-06-29T20:39:54+00:00 June 29th, 2018|