Yoga exercises for coccydynia

Priyanka, USA - p_coccydynia@yahoo.com

Posted 2019-07-07

My coccydynia story is 15 years old. During this time, I have also gone through three pregnancies. From not being able to sit, to not being able to sleep on my back, to not being able to stand for long periods of time, to not being able to walk, to heel pain, to ankle sprains, to knee pain, to pelvic rotation, to shoulder impingement -- yes, it has been a cascading effect. One thing leads to another and before you realize your whole body is out of order.

I tried chiropractic treatments. I was also recommended to have the coccyx removed but I never agreed. Last year, I went to see Dr. Durtnall (see Doctors and specialists in the UK, London). To go see him, had been my dream for 10 years. He and his staff were very nice. Initially, it seemed I would be better in no time but later, it was obvious that my coccyx was very stubborn. Dr. Durtnall emphasized good posture and Tai-Chi - Yoga kind of moves. Learning yoga to heal my tailbone had been on my mind for some time. So, during this visit, right there in London, I signed up for a Yoga Teacher Training Program in U.S.A., where I live.

Last year has been a journey. After finishing yoga, I studied personal training. So, I am a Yoga Teacher and a Personal Trainer. I am proud to be able to take care of my body. I know what movements my body likes, what postures to avoid, what exercises to do to stretch and strengthen various body parts. I found a mattress that lets me sleep on my back with minimal soreness around my tailbone next morning. I go to the gym, do my exercises and am good to go. I walk three miles most days, happily stand while cooking, cleaning, teaching computer coding. A good exercise regimen has been the best treatment I have found.

If anybody is interested and the doctor has recommended exercise, I offer online lessons that combine yoga and personal training. Please feel free to contact me at p_coccydynia@yahoo.com.

Thank you,

Priyanka

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