Bellingham Athletic Club

Whole Back Care

Are you living with back pain? As long as our back is “back” there doing its job, holding us up and keeping us mobile, we usually don’t give it too much thought; we can’t even see it. We take it for granted. It is just a back—our posterior sides, the very definition of strength and silence. But as soon as it goes out, we become very unhappy dealing with serious discomforts or excruciating pain. Pain increases muscle tension which in turn, creates more pain. When muscles are tense, they tighten and increase pressure on our nerves and other tissues at our pain sites, which can make the pain worse.Yoga, relaxation and deep breathing techniques can help break the pain-tension cycle.

Please join BAC staff for a therapeutic yoga practice to engage and support your back. It’s aimed at strengthening what’s weak, balancing what’s asymmetrical, releasing chronic contraction, and building aproprioceptive awareness. To reduce stress in the spine, we will use stretches to warm up the body, exercises to build “core” back muscles, and guided relaxation to release tension, calm mind and recharge body. It is particularly important for people who live with pain to learn how to use focus and deep
breathing to relax the body and thereby lessen pain.

Where: Cordata Studio
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $20 for members, $30 for non-members
Please sign up (early!) at front desk (either club)