In those moments when awareness succeeds in being at one with feeling, senses, movement and thought, the carriage will speed along the right road. Then man can make discoveries, invent, create, innovate and "know". ~ Moshe Feldenkrais (May 6, 1904 - July 1, 1984)
by Jae Gruenke Running has a reputation for giving the body a pounding, and for some runners with lower back pain that can be a very literal experience. For others, running itself is fine but the pain appears afterward. The solution is the same in either case and believe it or not it doesn't involve stretching.
In her book, she recounts the experience of Courtney King, who first experienced crippling back spasms in her late 20s. Ms. King was taking several dance classes a week and practicing yoga, and she thought the stress of these activities might be causing the pain in her tight, inflexible back.