Today, the number one ailment affecting Americans is back pain, which impacts more than 80 percent of the population. An additional 70 million adults also suffer from arthritis and joint inflammation. While traditional medicine treats these common aches and discomforts as mechanical problems to be cured by mechanical means, little to nothing is done to alleviate the stress at the root of the issues.
Risa Sheppard and Dr. David Tannenbaum's Mindful Movement: Heal Your Back Pain with BAM Therapy is a book for those living with chronic musculoskeletal pain and related ailments. It offers essential information on the back, along with spiritual wisdom and Pilates movements for alleviating and healing back pain. The authors have poured over seventy years of combined experience in healing into Mindful Movement, along with cutting-edge medical research that supports Body and Mind Therapy (BAM). In this book, Risa and David present guidelines on how to incorporate spiritual mentalities and gentle exercise therapy for those who seek to heal their body naturally, without resorting to drugs or invasive surgeries. They believe that constricted minds create constricted bodies, and in turn, open minds create open, fluid, free-moving bodies.
Mindful Movement helps readers do the following:
Understand the connection between emotional stress and physical pain.
Identify the source of pain.
Alleviate pain from the body.
Replace drug therapy with gentle healing techniques.
Manage sanity in the face of stressful experiences.