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Complementary Treatments > Home Practice – Yoga/TaiChi

Yoga

Yoga is a way of life that incorporates mind, body, and a spiritual approach.  Yoga’s use of stretching, breathing, and meditation has been therapeutic in the treatment of various chronic pain conditions.

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Yoga with Adriene channel https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene *
- Yoga for neck tension https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3-gKPNyrTA&list=PLui6Eyny-UzxlIwoqK-RPwYKD-gMuteVT *
- Yoga for chronic pain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFaXfQpxnps *
- Yoga for tension relief https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKsu112bzHE *
- Yoga for self love  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqnWMPuyT0g&t=37s *
- Yoga for lower back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMTyp5npt78 *
- Yoga for upper back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-05m7bboK0 *
- Gentle and slow yoga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFhG-ZzLNN4&t=2s *
- Gentle chair yoga (wheelchair friendly) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrVE1a2vgvA *
- Yoga for feet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea4MF7IqILA&t=311s *
- Yin yoga (gentle yoga) htthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQyX48NtDrQ&t=315s *
Yoga nidra (mindfulness/breathing based yoga, less movement)
- Yoga Nidra for Chronic pain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NcXFB8lQmo *
- Audio-based guided meditation for chronic pain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jPdpoP6V20
Part 1, Daily Sessions 1-6  
- Intro and Breath https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVbzEof2kTQ&list=PL3AQ_JVoBEyyg8PKc__hge6CXBkB-lsN_&index=1 *
- Cat-Cow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkKiqvqLqZk&list=PL3AQ_JVoBEyyg8PKc__hge6CXBkB-lsN_&index=2 *
- Child’s Pose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5-TnW8WQmY&list=PL3AQ_JVoBEyyg8PKc__hge6CXBkB-lsN_&index=3 *
- Back Bend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdvUOoO8gN8&list=PL3AQ_JVoBEyyg8PKc__hge6CXBkB-lsN_&index=4 *
- Spinal Twist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QfIzmY6r28&list=PL3AQ_JVoBEyyg8PKc__hge6CXBkB-lsN_&index=5 *
- Relaxed Pose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgonwtfRkBw&list=PL3AQ_JVoBEyyg8PKc__hge6CXBkB-lsN_&index=6 *
Part 2, Invigorating Practice Sessions 1-5
- Ocean Breath  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eQNPT6WuLs&list=PL3AQ_JVoBEyyg8PKc__hge6CXBkB-lsN_&index=7 *
- Bridge Pose  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDfLCMl1P7k&list=PL3AQ_JVoBEyyg8PKc__hge6CXBkB-lsN_&index=8 *
- Mountain Pose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt9hZnd_jzI&list=PL3AQ_JVoBEyyg8PKc__hge6CXBkB-lsN_&index=9 *
- Tree Pose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWGT54sGSLc&list=PL3AQ_JVoBEyyg8PKc__hge6CXBkB-lsN_&index=10 *
- Resting Pose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaZfCLhF34Q&list=PL3AQ_JVoBEyyg8PKc__hge6CXBkB-lsN_&index=11 *
Gentle Yoga for Veterans: Chronic Pain Series
- Gentle Yoga for Veterans: Chronic Pain Series (Part 1_1) Gentle Yoga for Veterans: Chronic Pain Series (Part 1_1) - YouTube

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Guided - Audio Meditation Series

Videos are located - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3AQ_JVoBEyyg8PKc__hge6CXBkB-lsN_.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an exercise therapy involving slow, continuous, fluid body movements combined with breathing and relaxation techniques. You can learn this gentle Mindfulness Practice to get fit, improve your balance, and decrease chronic pain.

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- Veterans Tai Chi for Pain and Stress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqkQqcSK1TY&feature=youtu.be
Introduction to Tai Chi
Meet your Veteran Tai Chi Instructors 1:35​ 
Introduction to Tai Chi Breathing and Moves 3:20​ 
Putting the Moves Together 16:30​ 
Move Modifications (seated and advanced) 38:50​ 
Full 24 form Tai Chi 1:11:10​ 
Interviews with your Veteran Instructors 1:15:30​ 
Dedication 1:26:55
- Intro to Tai Chi for Veterans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyIY_GBhxsk
   
Links to tools on "Complementary And Integrative Health," for pain manangement, developed for Veterans/Public.
 
  Yoga/Tai Chi - webpage
  Physical Activity - Physical Therapy & Chair Exercises - webpage
  Acupressure - webpage

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