Laura Staton is an Occupational Therapist and registered yoga teacher in Brooklyn, NY.
She is an affiliate teacher of Integrative Yoga Therapy and will be teaching a 200 hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Program in Brooklyn in the spring of 2014.
Laura is also the cofounder of Baby Om – Yoga for Mothers & Babies.Learn More
In my hospital job, it is customary for my manager Nora to print out letters of appreciation that we occasionally receive from our patients. In honor of that tradition, and as yoga teachers we know it is even less frequent, I am posting a recent email I received from a student. To all the yoga […]
Pranayama- Ujjayi breathing in to lower abdomen and diaphragm (lying on back) Mudra: Rupa Mudra for Bone Health Body Awareness- place thin support under lumbar spine for isometric abdominal toning (belly button towards spine); one at a time, lift each knee to chest on exhale. Asana work: • Bridging with block between knees (slowly with […]
Two important concepts throughout the lumbar fusion therapy protocol are maintenance of a neutral spine and core stabilization. Stabilization can be defined as a balance between strength, flexibility and postural control and a neutral spine can be thought of as a dynamic position between flexion and extension, making it possible to maintain a neutral spine […]
I was twenty-six the first time I held a human heart in my hand. It was sixty-four and heavier than I expected, its chambers slack; and I was stupidly surprised at how cold it was. It was the middle of the third week before I could look at her face, before I could spend more […]
Last week a yoga student of mine fell off a ladder and fractured his first lumbar vertebrae. On Monday he underwent a spinal fusion to join together 5 vertebrae, the two above (T11, T12) and the two below (L2, L3). What is a spinal fusion? With a lumbar fusion, a posterolateral approach is common which […]
Along with traditional OT methods, yoga will be used to remediate and strengthen necessary biomechanical or postural deficits.
Chair yoga is a great way to practice in the comfort of your own home. It helps with flexibility and overall fitness.
Read more about the upcoming Brooklyn IYT training.