Listen to Lee's latest interview on Berkshire Wellness Radio. Learn about the brilliant mechanics of your human body and unlock the secrets that will help you live with less pain and stress and experience more happiness and calm in your life. In this 35 minute interview Lee will discuss such topics as muscle imbalances, yoga for pain relief, meditation and pranayama.
Watch Lee's video and discover how changing your sitting posture can eliminate back and neck pain.
Yoga for Pain Relief
.....shows you how to identify the specific muscle imbalances that may cause YOUR pain and create a safe yoga practice to rebalance YOUR body.
- Understand how your current yoga practice and lifestyle create pain.
- Learn how to practice yoga safely and achieve superior results.
- Design your own practice to align your neuromuscular system and achieve a pain-free body.
- Learn to use three tools -- asana practice, pranayama, and meditation -- for powerful benefits.
- Take charge of your own path to health and well-being.
“Lee Albert has been a Kripalu Center phenom for many years. His one-on-work is widely known to generate dramatic results, often healing longstanding and chronic problems in a single session. His group programs are equally popular, teaching people how to produce these results on their own. Lee’s work is an important part of yoga’s evolution to better meet contemporary needs. I highly recommend this inviting, easy-to-read book to yoga students, yoga teachers and anyone seeking relief from pain.”
--- Richard Faulds, former President and CEO of Kripalu Institute for Yoga and Health, author of Kripalu Yoga: A Guide to Practice On and Off the Mat
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"Thank you for this helpful video. Lee's information and demonstrations are a great reminder about the relationship between sitting posture and neck/shoulder pain. I'm going to keep it on my computer desktop as a handy reference in case I revert to sloppy sitting and need a refresher." - Robin P
Live Pain-free Without Drugs or Surgery
....offers a practical, proven, easy-to-follow program (Integrated Positional Therapy) to reduce and even eliminate chronic muscular pain in only minutes a day through simple exercises and movements that anyone can do.
These exercises help with recovery from chronic pain that often works where other approaches fail. Positional Therapy can be used for self-healing and with family, friends, and clients.
Through simple hands-on techniques, the body’s habitual holding pattern in a particular area is released. Results are immediate and often permanent, and the techniques are gentle and easy to learn. Many have described the outcome as “magical.”
The book offers valuable information on basic body care along with individual treatment protocols for eleven of the most common conditions that cause people to seek medical attention:
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
"After practicing Emergency Medicine several years, appreciating the excellence of acute care we enjoy in this country, I became a medical consultant with a state rehabilitation commission, and came face to face with Western medicine's abysmal record with chronic pain management. Then I personally experienced migraine headaches and chronic hip pain due to an old horseback riding injury. After receiving one hour of treatment from Lee, the degree of pain relief he gave me was amazing. I told him, They never taught this in medical school “ you have to show me how you do this. Attending his workshops opened my mind to a whole new way of treating pain. Integrated Positional Therapy makes perfect anatomic sense, and has helped me effectively relieve pain in patients with fibromyalgia, migraines, tension headaches, chronic low back pain, ankylosing spondylitis, shoulder pain the list goes on and on. Lee Albert brings to us a gentle, noninvasive healing modality that offers a promising alternative approach to pain management."
-Lisa C. Oliver, M.D
Printed Articles about IPT
Josh Warren who went to grad school for exercise science has a compelling story.
Guided Breathing & Meditation
The benefits of breathing and meditation for pain relief are many. The act of slowing and deepening your breathing turns on your parasympathetic nervous system which relaxes your muscles (bringing blood and oxygen to ishemic tissue) and releases a host of beneficial neurotransmitters (primarily endorphins, our bodies’ natural pain relievers). Neuroscientists believe that stress reduction is a major component of meditation’s beneficial condition in the body. From a muscular viewpoint, emotional stress, which causes a “fight or flight” condition in the body by releasing adrenaline into the system, will make the muscles in the body tighter and more painful. Many of the common diseases in America, such as hypertension and cardiac issues, have stress as a major component. Studies have also shown that people diagnosed with fibromyalgia (widespread pain in the body) have improved by practicing meditation. You can achieve lower stress levels in as little as four to six weeks of a regular meditation practice. Below are several links to guided breathing/meditation videos. These would be a good place to start, however I also encourage you to take some time to search for guided breathing exercises that resonate with you personally.