Motion is lotion for our joints!

In yoga we tend to focus our movements within just three planes of motion. This simple exercise takes the many small facet joints in our neck through their entire spectrum of movement. This imbibes and enhances lubrication of the protective cartilage within the facet joints as well as the discs between each vertebra. If you hear crepitus (a creaky sound!) during this movement there may already be signs of degeneration within your joints. This is a great pre-habilitative and therapeutic movement! For video click here.

 

Always with you on the mat,

Monica

About Dr. Monica Gauci

Monica has studied and practiced Yoga for 38 years and is an authentic example of a life-long commitment to Yoga. Monica is one of the few registered Yoga Therapists with the Australian Association of Yoga Therapists. She is also a full member with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Monica is registered at the highest level with both Yoga Alliance (ERYT 500) and Yoga Australia (Level 3 Membership). Since the age of 24 years, Monica has studied many disciplines of the Healing Arts, including Reiki, Australian Bush Flower Essences, Applied Kinesiology, Lomi Lomi massage and emotional release techniques. In 2008 Monica graduated with 1st class honour as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Additionally, she received numerous awards for Academic Excellence. She currently practises as a Chiropractor in Perth and Crabbes Creek, Australia. Monica has published ‘Ashtanga Yoga Beginners Course Manual for Teachers‘ which is a step-by-step guide on how to teach Ashtanga Yoga safely and effectively to beginners (www.lulu.com). She is also a contributing author to Ashtanga Yoga, Practice and Philosophy and Ashtanga Yoga, The Intermediate Series in the areas of asana, anatomy, injury prevention and rehabilitation.
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