In this episode Nikki and Janet talk with science based yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings about the current model of pain science and how it relates to yoga and fitness.
- An updated model of pain science and why pain might not actually relate to tissue damage
- Potential causes of chronic pain
- The role of the brain and nervous system in interpreting pain
- Strategies to address pain through movement
- The importance of novel movement for increasing function and decreasing pain
- The relationship between load and the need for more precise alignment
- The application of yoga under the current pain science model
About Jenni Rawlings
Jenni is a yoga teacher with an emphasis on anatomy, physiology, and movement science. She is a Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist, a Restorative Exercise Specialist, and a body and anatomy geek writer and blogger. She writes regularly for Yoga International and for her own blog. She is also the owner of Drishti, the nation's first stand-alone yoga clothing store, which she opened in Santa Barbara, California in 2002.