Simply Therapy is proud to introduce the complete line from Yoga Tune Up® a fitness therapy format built around the three P's – Pain, Posture and Performance. It helps eradicate pain, improve posture and enhance performance through a unique blend of Corrective Exercise, Self Massage and Yoga.
By helping to identify and target your "body blind spots"; areas that are most overused, underused, or misused, YTU heals damaged muscle, increases strength and establishes healthy movement patterns to help you live better in your body.
Jill Miller is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the corrective exercise format Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model Method®. With more than 28 years of study in fitness, yoga therapy and anatomy, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the worlds of fitness, yoga, massage, and pain-management. Her innovative techniques have catapulted her to a sought after leader in the field of mind-body fitness and pain relief wellness.
Jill offers up some great advice to our readers about starting up a Yoga Tune Up® regime.
Why do I sometimes start to feel new aches and pains in my body when doing Yoga Tune Up®
Unused tissues often provide pain signals as their first layer of resistance towards change. Be persistent and the pain will diminish over time. You may also be sore after the first initial practices as your body is learning to adapt to the new healthy stresses being placed on it by your routines. Technically this is called "adaptation." If you are not used to exercising in this way, your body has already adapted to another way of existing, give this practice time so that you adapt and evolve into new, healthier living patterns! However, if the pain continues, we recommend you see your doctor to be sure there is not an underlying issue.
What happens if my limb goes numb during a stretch?
Typically, there is no reason to be alarmed, simply back off of the stretch and allow the circulation of nerve impulses to flood back into the tissues. Numbness occurs when the neural fascia surrounding a nerve is overstretched and begins to act like a suture around the nerve. This can stop the consistent flow of nerve impulses flowing through the nerve and the area associated with that nerve will lose sensation. It's as if the affected nerve was being strangled by its own connective tissue's sheath. However, if the numbness continues, we recommend you see your doctor to be sure there is not an underlying issue.
What's the difference between good pain and bad pain?
Good pain is a "comfortable level of discomfort." This means going to a perceived end range within your body, without pushing beyond that edge. Generally our elastic connective tissues need some time and more heat to build up before they will yield to the deeper stretch and, ultimately, to a new end range. If you push beyond that edge too quickly, it is likely you may tear something. This may feel like searing heat or perhaps an internal electrical explosion. This is an important signal to stop what you are doing and immediately apply ice.
Thanks Jill for the great advice!