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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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Back Pain Exercises at Home

By Kirstie Griffiths

Back pain exercises at home have become an important option for people looking for relief from back pain while complying with social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month I had the opportunity to share my work on yoga for back pain through a partnership with the Canadian Chiropractic Association.  The Canadian Chiropractic Association…

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Top 3 Objections to Exercising with Back Pain

By Kirstie Griffiths

Movement is medicine. Yoga has been studied extensively and has incredible success in the management of pain conditions. When my patients and I dialogue this, I see several common themes:  1) Back Pain patients are interested in yoga but they are nervous about exercising; there is uncertainty surrounding their condition and what motion is safe…

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This Dream Keeps Evolving

By Kirstie Griffiths

I’ve always known two things about my path.  I want to help people I want to be an entrepreneur My education offered me a foundation to do both as chiropractic has opened so many doors in business for me. Sitting in my interview to chiropractic school, I spoke passionately about how yoga has shaped my…

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The Yoga Practice Begins From the Moment You Walk Into The Room

By Kirstie Griffiths

It begins even before that; the truth is the practice never really starts or ends.  It is woven into how we live How we treat one another How we react How we show up But let’s talk in the context of this sacred space.  It is how you open the door  How you walk across…

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New Year, New Me?

By Kirstie Griffiths

‘Tis the season for reflection and resolution.  A time of year where we analyze our current disposition, and create a mental dream board of what we want out of our next 365 days.  This practice while intentionally positive, is something I view cautiously and I’ll tell you why.  I’ve recently started working at a clinic…

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Are Sit-ups and Supermans Causing your Back Pain?

By Kirstie Griffiths

One of the things we discuss in the Yoga for Low Back Pain therapy program is The Big Three.  Dr. Stu McGill is a world renowned professor at The University of Waterloo and is a wizard when it comes to spinal mechanics.  He integrates the use of three specific core exercises that are particularly useful…

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It Begins with Listening

By Kirstie Griffiths

When I was in the third year of my Biomedical Sciences degree, I worked up the courage to apply for medical school. I wrote about it the day I went out to buy the MCAT prep book.  “All or those mistakes and wrong turns were worth it, just to experience the satisfaction of scraping the…

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Chiropractic Myth Buster

By Kirstie Griffiths

“I’m not sure if I want to see a chiropractor – I’ve heard once you go, they tell you you have to keep going.  Is that true?” This isn’t the first time I have heard these concerns, oftentimes they come directly from my patients on their first visit. So here is my truth. I want…

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Namaste

By Kirstie Griffiths

I have heard so many translations and extensions of this phrase over the eight years that I have exited practice rooms.  “I bow to you” “The divine light within me honours and bows down to the divine light in you”  “My soul recognizes your soul” Tonight in my class, it revealed a depth that I…

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