With the holidays just around the corner, now is the perfect time to find a wonderful (and very useful!) gift for any IC or pelvic pain patient friend or family members in your life. I would highly recommend Your Pace Yoga's DVD "Relieving Pelvic Pain" to be at the top of your shopping list. This DVD is wonderful in so many ways: it is broken into sections that you can jump to if you do not have the time to watch the DVD in its entirety; the yoga instruction is gentle, slow and geared towards both the beginner yoga practitioner as well as those people experiencing pelvic pain (both men and women); the emphasis is on gentleness and going 'at your own pace'; and the DVD also focuses on breath work and healing poses. As if this wasn't enough of a recommendation, Dustienne brings her many years of experience as a physical therapist to further the effectiveness of her DVD by demonstrating the pelvic floor muscles and some exercises and movements to bring awareness to this area as well as the posture as a whole. A final bonus feature provides numerous breath work (pranayama) that was very relaxing to me. I would highly recommend this DVD to both pelvic pain patients, their caregivers as well as to their medical providers, physical therapists and yoga instructors seeking to further their practice by learning techniques to help yogis with pelvic floor related pain and conditions.
To order a copy of Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain f or yourself or a loved one, please go to www.yourpaceyoga.com