Iyengar Yoga Tradition - Balancing Rocks Yoga Studio Singapore

The Iyengar Yoga Tradition

Cases with conditions that required Remedial Attention 

For individuals with Chronic Back Issues (not acute), and individuals who are undergoing Breast Cancer treatment, where they can undertake a 8-week (consecutive) program.

The other conditions are done mainly through a personalized program approach.

Here are some conditions where the students are willing to share their experiences.

 

   

[C] Conditions undertaken in 2013

 a) 

 

Female, 39 

 

Initial Conditions:

 

  

  

Initial Improvement

 

 

 

Subsequent Improvement  

 

- Urinary Tract Infection 

- Stress Incontinence

- Headache on a Regular Basis  

- Sinusitis

- Menstrual Cramp 

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-> Prior to starting the program, about 2-3 times per night she has to urinate. After about 2 months, she can go 2 to 3 nights without having to urinate in the nights.  

-> The frequency and intensity of menstrual cramp/pain reduces    

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- Fertility Issue

She has been trying to conceive for the past 3 plus years.   

-> As her conditions for the various conditions improved after about 5 months of remedial sessions, she became pregnant. 

She delivered a healthy baby in Dec 2013 after 40 weeks of healthy pregnancy. 

Personalised Program (Ongoing)
 b) 

Male, 61

Initial Condition 

  

Improvement

 

 

- Frozen Shoulder  

- Take Celebrex regularly to relieve the pain associated with the condition

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-> After about 2 plus months of continuous remedial sessions, he is no longer dependent on taking Celebrex as the pain has subsided;

-> The range of motion for the shoulder has continued to improve 

Personalised Program (Ongoing)
 c) 

Male, 63

Initial Condition 

 

 

Improvement  

 

- Stiff Neck : unable to turn his neck to check traffic while driving

- Stiff Back : Wakes up every morning with the back feeling stiff. Dependent on celebrex during golfing days.  

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-> The neck has improved sufficiently for him to turn back for blind-spot checking while driving

-> The stiffness in the back in the morning has lessened by more than 50%. And has weaned himself from celebrex. 

Personalised Program (Ongoing)
 d) 

Female, 38

Initial Condition

 

 

 

Improvement 

 

- Stiff Back that has been disturbed her for the past 2 years, and has gone for other form of treatments before entertaining the idea of using yoga as an option;

- Tilted Hip and scoliosis  

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-> The catch at the back that has created the stiffness has been identified (not pick up previously) and have since improved;

-> The Rotational imbalance in the spine from Left-to-Right has improved;  

Personalised Program (Ongoing)
 e) 

Female, 39

Initial Condition

 

Improvement

 

 

- Asthma, she has an attack on an average of once every 1.5 to 2 months;

- She is a regular diver, and always uses bronchodilators prior to her dives.  

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After 6 plus months of rememdial sessions,  

-> She starts experiencing gaps of more than 3 months without any episode of asthma attack ; 

-> She went for her 1st dive in years without her bronchodilators and she did not experience any discomfort.  

Personalised Program (Ongoing)

 

 f) 

Female, 13

Initial Condition 

 

 

Improvement  

 

 

- Displaced her knee cap while playing Netball in school. When she came for the 1st session, she was in her brace;

- Her leg (with the displaced knee) was unable to flex and take on weight;

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-> Within 2 months, the stiffness of her knee improved and her injured leg can take on more weight; 

-> Within 3.5 months, the flexion of her injured knee has improved to almost 80% to her pre-injured condition.

Personalised Program & Back Care Program (Ongoing)
 g) 

Female, 37

 

Initial Condition

 

  

Improvement

 

 

- Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD). 

Her daily activities have been affected by this condition, as the reflux started to occur frequently.

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Luckily for this lady, she was willing to put in the effort right from the start. Attending 3 sessions on a weekly basis to improve her condition.

-> Within 2 months, she was able to enjoy 4 days or more in a stretch without the re-occurence of her reflux. As she continues with her class and home practice, she will improve further.

Back Care Program & General Class (Ongoing)

 

 

 

  

 h) 

Female, 18

Condition

 

Improvement 

 

- Suffering from menstrual cramp for a while;

She came to the class on the encouragement of her mother. 

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-> In a short 8 weeks of weekly group class, she her condition no longer disturbs her. And it will sustains if she continue with her self practice. 

Back Care Program
 i) 

Female, 35

Initial Condition

 

Initial Improvement  

 

 

  

- She was suffering from prolapse disc, and get highly intense back pain just from bending forward at the basin; 

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-> Her discomfort in the morning diminished; she can bend forward slightly without straining the back;

 

As her Back condition improves, we are now working with the Menstrual Pain condition which has her bed-ridden when it happens.  

Personalised Program (Ongoing) 

 j) 

Female, 37

Initial Condition 

 

Improvmeent

 

- Hyper Thyroid

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-> After about 3 weeks, there is improvement in her fatigue level. Still continuing with the program at the moment.  

Personalised Program (ongoing) 


 k) 

Female, 55

Initial Condition

 

 

 

Improvement 

- Double stroke in the last 8 years; affected 1 side of the body;

- There is an internal pull around the abdominal region that made her unable to stand up to walk for 8 months prior to coming for class. Was unable to get any relieve as cause of problem was unable to determine with various reputable organisations

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-> The pull in the abdominal region was relieved around 1.5 months after commencing on the program;

-> She was able to build strength in her weakened leg, and able to walk better than before. 

 
 l)    

 

 

[B] Conditions undertaken in 2012

 a)

Migraine / Shoulder Issue 

-> Frequency of episode is less, and last episode is more than 1 month of ago (updated on 26 Aug 2012)

Male, 58Personalised Program / Switch to Back Care Program now
 b)

Urinary Tract Infection / Stress Incontinence / Headache / Sinusitis

-> Improvement in the Incontinence, especially in the nights / Improvement to holding capacity of Bladder 

-> Prior to starting the program, about 2-3 times per night she has to urinate. Now (23 Sept 2012), she can go 2 to 3 nights without having to urinate in the nights. 

Menstrual Cramp 

-> Reduction in Cramp / Pain 

Female, 39Personalised Program (Ongoing)
 c)

Scoliosis 

-> Improvement in tilt after 4 months (with regular breaks in the program due to school activities)

Female, 12 Personalised Program (Ongoing)
 d)

Shoulder Issue 

-> Reduced issue around the shoulder / neck region 

Female, 42 (mother of 12 yo) Personalised Program (Ongoing)
 e)

Lordosis / Cervical Spondylosis (causing poor sleep quality) 

-> Improvement in Lordosis Condition and Better Sleep Quality

-> Longer term program to further improve the degeneration of the Cervical region 

Female, 60 

Personalised Program & Back Care Program (Ongoing)

 

 f)

Low Blood Pressure / Poor Blood Circulation / Shoulder Issue 

-> Improvement in Shoulder Condition (just won club golf tournament for 2 consecutive months)

-> Felt Calmer in tense work situation, slept better

Female, 50 Personalised Program & Back Care Program (Ongoing)
 g)

Poor Sleeping Quality / Old Injuries (Sacrum) / Wobbling Knees

-> Good night sleep is a norm now whenever she comes for a twice-a-week classes

-> Back (esp. Lower Back) is stronger and more mobile 

 

Spotting / Migraine / Stomach Cramp & Nausea 

-> Improvement of Migraine significantly, almost none in the last cycle

-> Reduced spotting post menstruation (this issue has been with her for more than a decade) 

Female, 41

Back Care Program & General Class (Ongoing)

 

 

 

 

Personalised Program (Ongoing, Just started 1st cycle)  

 h)

Post Pelvic Fracture Incident (Bed-ridden 6 weeks) / Numbness around the Seat-Bone / Tightness around the Hip & Groin

-> Reduction in Numbness around Seat-Bone from originally scale of 8 to 2 

-> Reduction in Tightness in Hip Joint (though long term program is required due to seriousness of injury)

Male, 43Intensive Personalised Program (for 10 days, returned to Australia) 
 i)

'Tinnitus' condition for the last 6 months (updated on 2nd Sept 2012) - Sound in the ears all the time (24 x 7 hours)

-> After 1st session, she was able to experience 'No Sound' for up to 1 day, and after 2nd session for up to 5 days. (Now, we are working to further improve the 'No Sound' duration)

 

Female, 62

Personalised Program for this issue / Regular for other classes (Ongoing) 

 j)

Peri-menopause Symptoms: anxiety and emotional turmoil that is driving her crazy; hot flashes and night sweats; palpitation; aching back. 

-> Improvement in the aching back

-> Reduction in anxiety and emotional turmoil. Used to be anxious all the time, but has reduced to once in a few days prior to the teacher leaving for India

-> Knowledge in simple DIY sequence to manage hot flashes and night sweats better at home 

Female, 56 

Personalised Program (ongoing) 

 

[A] Conditions undertaken in 2011

 a)

Kyphosis / Dowager's Hump 

-> No sign of hump any more 

Female, 61Personalised Program / Back Care Program / L2 Class 
 b)

Kyphosis / Dowager's Hump 

-> Was told born with this. Significant improvement with the reduction of more than 50%

Female, 55Personalised Program / Back Care Program / L1 Class 
 c)

Nerve on the right arm damage from golf, unable to open fingers for the last 15 years

-> Fingers can be opened to level not seen in the last 15 years  

Male, 62 Semi-Personalised (2 sisters came with him, program is focused around him)
 d) 

High Blood Pressure - systolic reading of up to 220 

-> This student took up yoga upon suggestion from his well-known cardiologist during this stressful period of his life 

Male, 54 Personalised Program
 e)

Torn Meniscus - Left operated, Right not yet 

-> Deterioration of knee has slowed down so that the need for Op has been postponed indefinitely 

Female, 67Personalised Program / General Class
 f)

Numb / Painful toes 

-> Numbness/Pain reduction by more than 60%, with sporadic recurrence of attack

Female, 61Personalised Program / Back Care Program 
 g)

Umbilical Hernia / Tailbone 

-> Helped to move back the protrusion of intestine in the Umbilical region - Twice 

-> Reduction in the Painful Tailbone (experienced whenever she lies down)  

Female, 35Personalised Program

 

 

 

Female,  Personalised Program & Back Care Program (Ongoing)
 g)

Female, 37

 

Initial Condition

 

  

Improvement

 

 

- Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD). 

Her daily activities have been affected by this condition, as the reflux started to occur frequently.

================================= 

Luckily for this lady, she was willing to put in the effort right from the start. Attending 3 sessions on a weekly basis to improve her condition.

-> Within 2 months, she was able to enjoy 4 days or more in a stretch without the re-occurence of her reflux. As she continues with her class and home practice, she will improve further.

Female, 41

Back Care Program

Female,  Personalised Program & Back Care Program (Ongoing)
 g)

Female, 37

 

Initial Condition

 

  

Improvement

 

 

- Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD). 

Her daily activities have been affected by this condition, as the reflux started to occur frequently.

================================= 

Luckily for this lady, she was willing to put in the effort right from the start. Attending 3 sessions on a weekly basis to improve her condition.

-> Within 2 months, she was able to enjoy 4 days or more in a stretch without the re-occurence of her reflux. As she continues with her class and home practice, she will improve further.

Female, 41

Back Care Program