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Biomechanics and Physiology for the 21st Century

Do you experience lower back and/or hip pain? Have you tried multiple forms of treatment without substantial relief? Do you want to know how and why pain persists? All good reasons to join Santosh for Biomechanics Module 2: Low Back and Hip Pain!


21 Belmont Street, Cambridge MA, US 02138

Type of Event

  • Workshop

Yoga Styles


Dec 6
06:00 amto11:00 am



Full Description

The health and wellness of the body, spirit, and mind are inextricably linked, as are emotional and physiological states. In addition, shifts in cultural norms at work and home over the past fifty years have created a different, 21st century body. In this workshop, we will explore how all of these things create common problems we face when walking, sitting, standing, and breathing.

Looking specifically at lower back and hip pain, we will focus on how the body functions when the muscles are working together in harmony, and what happens when muscles become compromised and are out of equilibrium. Using hands-on exercises, we will learn to see and feel the movements of the body with an emphasis on feeling where natural movements are restricted and how those restrictions may lead to pain in the lower back and hips. We will end the day with a yoga/movement practice sequenced to demonstrate the biomechanical links of the muscles of the spine and hips and to offer postures to do at home targeting the health and strength of the back.

This workshop is ideal for anyone who personally experiences low back and hip pain, as well as those who work in movement or wellness modalities, such as yoga, personal training, dance, or martial arts. By the end of the workshop you will be able to: recognize basic differences from one body to another; identify overused and underused muscles and devise strategies for returning the body to equilibrium; and understand how gravity effects the body through the transference of weight. The workshop will build from the ground up, however a basic understanding of human anatomy is helpful.

Assisted by Sally McAlpin and Emily Peterson.