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EDGU: Like a Self-Chiropractic Session for Your Spine

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New EDGU DVD by Jeffrey "Page" Redman ( )

 During our recent stay at Breitenbush, we learned about EDGU, a tai chi/yoga-like moving meditation that’s supposed to relieve spinal pain. In fact, yoga teacher Jeffrey “Page” Redman developed the practice right there at Breitenbush in 1987. We weren’t able to make the class at Breitenbush so I was delighted to see my yoga studio had its first-ever EDGU session on Friday. I went and would like to experience more.

I also bought the EDGU DVD for my mom, who suffers from chronic back pain, including pinched discs. I hope it makes a difference for her, that is, if she actually practices it. The DVD was a bit new agey but the movements really seem sound. The key is to keep the hips and lower body planted and facing forward (beam headlights from the hips straight ahead) while only rotating the torso, to isolate the spine. It’s harder than it looks.

Check out this YouTube video to see some of the movements:


Written by baltimoregon

December 7, 2008 at 3:21 pm

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  1. I’ve been doin this some since returning from Oregon, and I think it is a good flexibility exercise that may also build some core strength.


    December 8, 2008 at 11:29 am

  2. k but be sure to keep your lower body stationary, as if you were stuck in sand up to your hips.


    December 8, 2008 at 5:52 pm

  3. my PT guy doesn’t know edgu but thinks it sounds wonderful and any typ of movement like that is great for your back.


    December 8, 2008 at 7:30 pm

  4. You should spread the EDGU gospel in Richmond. You could get trained and teach the classes there:)


    December 9, 2008 at 12:49 am

  5. How is the use of EDGU a month later? I have thought of buying it since I was at Breitenbush in the late summer and beginning the practice. To date various exercise stretching programs have not worked.


    January 19, 2009 at 10:49 am

  6. There’s a weekly Edgu gathering in Corvallis that I haven’t been to much but hope to get back to. If other things haven’t worked, why not give it a shot?


    January 19, 2009 at 3:48 pm

  7. Hello!

    I am from Oregon and live in Corvallis! I have even spoken with Jeffrey Page on the phone in search of his DVD. I am curious about the Edgu weekly meetings here! All the way voer there in Baltimore, maybe you can tell me where to locate them in my own town!!

    I would be much abliged.

    la femme artiste

    February 1, 2009 at 4:27 pm

  8. Hello..the Edgu weekly classes are on Fridays at Cedar and Fir at 5:30:


    February 1, 2009 at 6:03 pm

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