Every Man is a Builder of a Temple called His Body. – Henry David Thoreau Lower back pain has a long history in my life. Over the years I got used to a sensation of stinging pain at the back of my pelvis to one side when I came out of a standing forward bend, twist, or when standing up after a long period of sitting. Pretty quickly I figured out its origin could be traced back to the sacrum, this large triangular bone at the base of the spine, which provides the gravitational center of our body around which we move, twist and turn.
I came upon this book as I was researching a yoga story to implement into a couple of children’s yoga classes I was about to teach at my daughter’s school. I found the story, but on ordering and receiving the book, I found so much more: We’re living in a fast-paced world where the underlying challenge modern families are constantly faced with is constant pressure – time pressure, monetary pressure, social pressure, work pressure, the pressure to achieve.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a tropical plant with stunning yellow flowers that originates from South or Southeast Asia, precisely from western India. Similar to the evolutionary related Ginger, only the “rhizome”, which is the underground stem that grows horizontally and often sends out roots and shoots from its nodes, is used. Only when cut open, the root reveals its deep orange inside.