This guest post is written by Liz Gillem Duncanson MPT, ATC, PYT-C, of Body Temple Physical Therapy in Northern California. Visit Liz.
The Yoga Couch
When I returned to work after my first Professional Yoga Therapy studies course with Ginger Garner, I began to lay out a mysterious blanket configuration on the floor next to the mat and yoga props, before the private patients would arrive at the studio. The inviting stack of toys, including the block, as shown in the picture, would sit there, inviting glances and quiet curiosity.
During sessions, when it was time to move to the floor, I would invite the clients to lie down on the Three Tier Blanket Fold (aka The Yoga Couch) for supine pre-asanas. They immediately loved the support and way that the folds filled in the gaps in their spine. I love seeing the relaxation on their faces when we are discussing neutral spine. The blankets in the studio have the “perma-fold” creases that Ginger promised and my staff is acutely aware that I am particular about how the studio blankets are folded. It is a wonderful change to the practice and best of all, when clients come into the studio, they ask to go straight to the “yoga couch.”
To learn more about Ginger Garner’s PYT Method, which teaches yoga as medicine and wellness in the medical industry – and includes Three Tier Fold and many other blanket delicacies, click here.
Liz’s multi-disciplinary philosophy of healing expresses itself by customizing her approach with individual client needs on their journey of rehabilitation. Through the combination of her credentials as an athletic trainer, physical therapist, and strength and conditioning coach, she treats the entire spectrum of the human population from the hospital bed to the professional sports arena. Whether you want to get in shape, reduce stress, or take care of an old injury, Liz can help you reach your individualized, pain-free, fitness goals. Visit Liz.