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The Mind-Body Connection; My Story

By Kirstie Griffiths

Many of you have seen my content diving into the mind-body connection. I am an advocate for the importance of mental health. I am a holistic healthcare provider who has dedicated her career to helping people manage pain using a mind-body approach. I spend a lot of time sharing through story-telling, the experiences of my…

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What is a ‘Descending Pyramid’ Workout, and Why is it Important for Injury Prevention?

By Kirstie Griffiths

Last month, I had the pleasure of chatting with Rachel Lapidos of Well + Good to discuss injury prevention as it relates to exercise. While exercise is beneficial for health and can be used to rehabilitate and prevent injuries, the specific exercises we choose and the order we choose to execute them in, matters. We…

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Exercises for Lower Back Pain

By Kirstie Griffiths

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Rachel Lapidos of Well + Good. Their mission is to decode and demystify what it means to live a well life, inside and out. The articles and resources touch on food and nutrition, holistic health, and fitness tips. Rachel reached out to me seeking information on…

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Back Pain at Night? Try This!

By Kirstie Griffiths

Are you having a difficult time falling asleep or staying asleep at night due to back pain? Many individuals with back pain show a bi-directional relationship with sleep disturbance. This means that having back pain can make it more difficult to get a good night’s sleep – it may be difficult to fall asleep, or…

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Basic Yoga Poses: Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

By Kirstie Griffiths

Maybe you are interested in yoga, but you’re not sure where to start. One of my roles as a yoga instructor with a background in healthcare is to provide accessible options to suit different bodies in an effort to reduce barriers to participating in yoga.   In this blog post, I break down one of my…

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Pillow for Back Pain

By Kirstie Griffiths

Sleep issues are closely related to pain, and showcase something called a bi-directional relationship. This means that sleep issues can lead to back pain, and back pain can cause problems with sleep. If you are not getting the recommended number of hours of sleep, or your sleep quality is poor, it heightens activity in the…

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Yoga for Back Pain Program Now Available Online

By Kirstie Griffiths

I’m excited to announce that my 12-week Yoga for Back Pain program is now available online! It combines education, movement and meditation for back pain relief. More than 80% of adults suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. It’s the leading cause of disability worldwide and a condition further aggravated during the coronavirus pandemic…

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Back Pain Relief

By Kirstie Griffiths

Back pain is an incredibly common health condition that plagues people across the globe and is compounded by factors such as stress. Many people searching for options for back pain relief find it difficult to navigate the enormous amount of information available online – this is made even more complicated by not knowing which sources…

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Benefits of Yoga

By Kirstie Griffiths

We are living in a time when yoga is so needed.  Many people turn to yoga as a form of fitness, but the benefits of yoga go far beyond physical activity.  The other aspects of yoga that weave mindfulness, awareness, and breath work in with movement are some of the most powerful aspects of the…

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Inner Peace Yoga

By Kirstie Griffiths

Things have shifted. Plans have changed. New projects have taken shape and it has required the majority of our emotional effort.  I’ve had this conversation in a handful of different ways over these weeks, circling back to this struggle to do what seems like so little, and demands so much. “How is it that I…

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