Common Ailments

Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed by the piriformis muscle. The piriformis muscle is located under the gluteal (buttock) muscles and it is involved in almost all movements of the hip and leg.

Diastasis Recti: Yoga for Abdominal Separation

Diastasis recti (also known as abdominal separation) occurs when the rectus abdominis muscles move away from each other at the linea alba (midline of the belly). Diastasis recti is usually defined as a separation of more than 2 – 2.5 finger-widths (about 2 cm) in distance.

How to Modify a Yoga Class for Low Blood Pressure

We have written this article with prenatal students in mind, but the same guidelines apply for any yoga student with low blood pressure. Make sure that if a student is faint or dizzy or tells you that they have low blood pressure that you encourage them to talk with...

Restless Leg Syndrome in Pregnancy

Restless Leg Syndrome (also called Willis-Ekbom’s disease) affects 27% of pregnant women. RLS usually ceases after baby is born and is more common in the third trimester. Interruption of sleep is a concern for anyone who suffers from RLS, especially a soon-to-be mother.

Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome