From Pain to Possibility Podcast

From Pain to Possibility

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Podcast: Episode 36: Hypermobility MD Linda Bluestein

This week as we discuss the link between hypermobility and mental health, and learn how to take a non-judgmental approach to hypermobility as a yoga practitioner. We talk at length about Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS), the mind-body connection, and how we, as yoga teachers, can work more effectively with hypermobile students.

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Podcast: Episode 35: Injury and Illness as Opportunity

If you have been diagnosed with an injury or illness, you may believe that there is only one way of dealing with it. But sometimes, new realities are possible – things that you haven’t considered – and they could be the answer to living with these conditions more effectively.

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Podcast: Episode 34: Hypermobility with Amy

Fellow Yoga Teacher and client of mine, Amy, joins me this week to share her journey and unique perspective of having a Hypermobility Disorder. She shares how what began as a life sentence transformed into something much more supportive, powerful, and freeing and how she uses her experience to guide her teaching practice.

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Podcast: Episode 33: Home Exercise Programs

I get asked a lot by health professionals and yoga teachers how I get my clients to do their homework or the exercises I give them to help them get better. They struggle to get their clients to do their part – so why do people not do things that they know will benefit them?

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Podcast: Episode 32: Integrating Yoga and Medicine

Blending the worlds of yoga and medicine has been a fascinating journey. Awareness and presence are such valuable tools for practitioners, and when we incorporate these into medicine, we can really listen to the client and provide them with what they need.

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Podcast: Episode 31: How Not to Wreck Your Hips in Yoga

Talking about the hips is a contentious issue in yoga. There have been reports of people having hip replacements, attributing the injuries they had from yoga as the catalyst for these replacements. But by understanding and being more aware of our bodies, things can really shift – yoga doesn’t have to have the reputation of being a hip-wrecker!

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Podcast: Episode 30: Making 1:1 Zoom Work

Whether you’re a yoga teacher, therapist, or health professional, you’re likely aware that telehealth sessions are increasing in frequency. Our ability to do them really well is becoming more of an opportunity, and it’s important to recognize how great online teaching can be.

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Podcast: Episode 29: The Art of Problem Solving

The problem with somebody who is mentally capable of solving problems is that they’re often good at pushing aside symptoms of their body. The body will only hold out for so long, and when it gives in, they come to me for help.

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Podcast: Episode 28: Setting Goals

In the world of yoga, some people may find striving and ambition somewhat misaligned with the practice and believe that it can pull away from the sense of presence, but I don’t believe that to be the case. For me, goal setting is an opportunity to connect and live out your best talent, gifts, and skills.

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Podcast: Episode 27: Merry Christmas

As you know, taking time to breathe and connect with your body is so important, and it’s such a wonderful thing to do amidst the hustle and bustle that the festive season can often bring.
It’s time to get comfortable and begin to connect with your body. I’m walking you through a relaxing breathing exercise and body scan that you can enjoy when you have a spare moment over the holidays.

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Podcast: Episode 26: Breathing When Feeling Wired

Often when we feel wired, we don’t realize how tired we are. With everything going on right now and this year, the breathing exercises I’m sharing today can be particularly useful.

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Podcast: Episode 25: How to Be Present

The common misconceptions about earning money as a yoga teacher and some tips and advice to help you reach 100K in your business.

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Podcast: Episode 24: The 100K Yoga Therapist

The common misconceptions about earning money as a yoga teacher and some tips and advice to help you reach 100K in your business.

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Podcast: Episode 23: Yoga and Physiotherapy with Kristie Norquay

The effects that the combination of yoga and physiotherapy treatment can have upon clients, why mental and emotional health is part of the physical experience and why psychosocial aspects play a huge role in a person’s progress and healing.

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Podcast: Episode 22: Better Breathing

Why reaching a fundamental state of awareness about your breath will help you change so much in your life, and how learning about the breath can impact your ability to digest food, emotion and gain restful sleep.

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Podcast: Episode 21: Yoga and Business

The essential skills a yoga professional needs to run a business and create a life of vitality and freedom. I’m sharing some general principles to apply to your business and some activities that I do personally in my own business.

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Podcast: Episode 20: Teaching Yoga Online – Lessons Learned

How I pivoted my teaching and business through lockdown and how Facebook Lives, private sessions, and Zoom workshops have been such an effective way to support people through such chaotic, uncertain times.

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Podcast: Episode 19: Breathing Through the Pelvic Floor

Exploration of the pelvic floor, with a specific focus on a technique called Pelvic Floor Breathing or Orifice Breathing. Today, Susi explores this sacred, powerful exercise, teaching you why it’s beneficial while walking you through the exercise.

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Podcast: Episode 18: Understanding Movement for Reducing Pain

“I’ve found that when I can effectively teach my clients about their movements first, before getting into muscle conversation, the faster they get better.” In this episode of From Pain to Possibility. Susi discusses the idea of movement and understanding movement as an approach to helping a client reduce their pain.

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Podcast: Episode 17: Diastasis Recovery

Listen, as Susi digs into the diastasis recti and uses her own personal experience to highlight some core teaching concepts that she uses when working with women who are recovering. Susi is dividing this episode into three specific time periods, early, mid, and later, and how she used her principles inside of those particular periods on this episode of From Pain to Possibility.

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Podcast: Episode 16: The Treasures of Triangle

Why is the triangle pose blamed for issues in the spine, SI joints, and knees? Listen, as Susi explores why it’s blamed and why on the flip side that the triangle is an exceptional position, especially when someone has recovered from SI joint issues, plus more in this episode of From Pain to Possibility.

Susi explores the triangle pose and describes what she has seen when people do a traditional way of moving into the pose versus how she prefers to see it done. Susi has found that her students are very surprised at how limited their hip movement is when teaching her way.Consider this idea of being grounded and light simultaneously, solid and stable, the ability to be agile. All of these characteristics apply to a psoas that is responsive, alive, and turned on. There is a whole new level of quiet power that can be experienced.

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Podcast: Episode 15: Pain Focus and the Physiotherapist

In this episode of From Pain to Possibility, Susi and her guest Kirsten Richardson discuss what is possible when you integrate yoga therapy concepts with physio or physical therapy, the results she has found, and her transition to doing physiotherapy by video.
Consider this idea of being grounded and light simultaneously, solid and stable, the ability to be agile. All of these characteristics apply to a psoas that is responsive, alive, and turned on. There is a whole new level of quiet power that can be experienced.

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Podcast: Episode 14: Psoas: Sacred, Subtle, Powerful

So often the psoas gets blamed for issues, but really, it isn’t the psoas’ fault. The psoas is responding to the forces in the body and how they are being absorbed and dissipated.

Consider this idea of being grounded and light simultaneously, solid and stable, the ability to be agile. All of these characteristics apply to a psoas that is responsive, alive, and turned on. There is a whole new level of quiet power that can be experienced.

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Podcast: Episode 13: How I Do It

Susi shares the five principles that worked for her, clarity, conversations, support, calendar, and commitment. Clarity leads to conversation; the conversation opens the door to understanding; understanding support helps us get clearer on our calendar. Underline, it all is a commitment to do what we want. Susi discusses how each of these led to her and her husband’s ability to handle anything that has been thrown at them, even COVID-19.

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Podcast: Episode 12: The Significance of the Rotator Cuff

Do you think it is possible to heal from a rotator cuff injury without paying attention to the shoulder girdle? In this episode of From Pain to Possibility, listen as Susi digs into the rotator cuff and the shoulder girdle, and how necessary it is for both to work together in order to recover and heal from rotator cuff injuries.

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Podcast: Episode 11: Compensation

Listen, as Susi discusses when compensation happens and how, when she can clear up those extraneous patterns, she can help them become more optimal in their movements. They have much more efficient biomechanical patterns, which also correlates to a reduction in pain.

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Podcast: Episode 10: How Biomechanics Helps To Reduce Pain

Susi speaks about anatomy being the mapping of muscles, other tissues, lymphatic system, nervous system, and blood vessels. Biomechanics is how we see these forces move through those systems and Kinesiology being the studio of how a movement happens. She also shares that posture is how we embody our structure.

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Podcast: Episode 9: Why Am I Not Better?

Susi shares the wonky relationship we have between expectation and reality. We expect our yoga teacher or health professional to figure out what is happening, but in reality, that’s not what occurs. This is when awareness becomes vital.

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Podcast: Episode 8: Integrative Postpartum Care with Megan Jenkinson

Susi and Megan discuss awareness and how important it is because once you lose awareness, you lose connection. They also speak about qualitative versus quantitative and some tools you can use to support someone to notice what they are experiencing, and Megan shares how she determines which part of a patient’s body she works on first.

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Podcast: Episode 7: Compassion and Self Care with Shelly Prosko

Compassion is the foundation of health care and overall well-being. Listen as Susi and her guest Shelly Prosko discuss why Shelly believes this, her journey to where she is today, how she learned about compassion fatigue, and much more on this episode of From Pain to Possibility.

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Podcast: Episode 6: Body As A Barometer

Susi speaks about what can happen if you don’t pay attention to the whispers and let the symptoms go into the red light phase, that’s when life has become constricted enough that something needs to change. Once you can recognize the pattern in your experiences, you can intervene at a level that allows you to make changes.

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Podcast: Episode 5: Obstacles To Progress

Susi is digging into four obstacles, particularly obstacles to smooth progress in this episode of From Pain to Possibility. Listen, and by the end of this episode, you’ll see that obstacles aren’t actually bad. They are a part of the learning process, and once you see them for what they are, you can see them as opportunities for growth and development.

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Episode 4: Yoga Therapy and the Older Adult

Are you ever too old to practice yoga? Listen, as Susi and her guest Ruth Ann Penny discuss older adults, yoga and the older adult, and what yoga can do for an older person on this episode of From Pain to Possibility.

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Episode 3: Lessons Learned : Deeply Caring

Problems will always exist. You don’t want to have the same problems this year as you had last year. Susi shares some issues she has had and the lessons she has learned so that maybe we can learn from her mistakes and the opportunities they have provided for her.

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Episode 2: The Biopsychosocial Model with Marlysa Sullivan

Marlysa Sullivan and I speak about the Polyvagal Theory and what it means for yoga professionals and medical professionals. We chat about what the Polyvagal Theory suggests, and how to apply it in practices professionally and with clients.

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Episode 1: Blending the Biomedical and Biopsychosocial Models

Welcome to the very first episode. This podcast was created so that you can get to know me, and how I teach before you ever decide to sign up for my trainings or courses. I hope this podcast gives you the information and experience so that you can make the best possible choices for yourself.

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