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Men are born soft and supple; dead they are stiff and hard. Plants are born tender and pliant; dead they are brittle and dry. Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible is a disciple of death. Whoever is soft and yielding is a disciple of life. The hard and stiff will be broken. The soft and supple will prevail.

                                                                                                                                     -Lao Tzu


Sports, work, and daily life are all stressors to the physical body. Every day each one of us gets up and performs tasks specific to our life that increase physiological load (stress) on our entire system. If we are healthy minded people we turn to things like exercise, meditation, and healthy lifestyle choices to alleviate this discomfort and stress. But what if the movements that we are doing are actually accentuating the issue causing further physical pain and actually contributing to the deterioration of our health.  Poor movement as well as non movement allows for negative postural adaptations that lead to pain, weakness, tension and instability.  An unfortunate truth is that somewhere along the way in the vastness of our lives and amidst the chaos of school, work, sports,  raising children etc...most of us forgot how to move. 

Everyone of us deserve a healthy supple moving body. At ELDOA he Woodlands we give that back to you. Learn to move with efficiency. Learn to move with purpose. Learn to be pain free. Click on our class tab to find out more.

Some Benefits of ELDOA include:

  • Normalize Disc Bulges

  • Reduced Degrees of Scoliosis

  • Increased Flexibility

  • Improved Muscle Performance and Tone

  • Normalization of Visceral Function

  • Reduced Stress

  • Injury Recovery and Prevention

  • Reduced Joint Inflammation and Arthrosis

  • Delayed Disc Degeneration

  • Increased Disc Hydration

  • Increased Blood Flow

  • Improved Posture

  • Relief of Chronic and Acute Back Pain

  • Relief of Neck and Shoulder Tension

  • Improved Awareness and Overall Well-Being

  • Improved Recovery Time for Sports and Training

  • Reduced Forward-Head Posture

​ELDOA The Woodlands was founded to bring awareness of the ELDOA concept and practice to the greater Houston area. Our primary goal is to help educate the community on proper self-care when it comes to management of the human body as it pertains to posture, performance, and the alleviation of chronic pain.

-Chinese Proverb

You are only as old as your spine

Do you suffer from nagging or recurring injuries? 


Back, neck, shoulder, or hip pain? 


Do you work in a job that requires a lot of sitting? 


Are you interested in improving your breathing, lung capacity, and endurance? 

Do you think you should have better posture and more flexibility?


Are you an athlete wanting to improve performance and learn the best recovery techniques available?


If your answer is YES to any of these questions then ELDOA The Woodlands is right for you!  

Back pain is an uncomfortable and often debilitating condition that many people deal with daily. ELDOA can effectively alleviate and help fix acute and chronic back pain over time. ELDOA exercises, when done on a regular basis, can help offset many of the risk factors that can cause degeneration and herniation of the intervertebral discs. 

If I were to gather a simple, random sample of middle-aged people (45 yrs. of average age) who have NEVER had back pain before and shoot MRIs of all of them, here’s what we would find:

  • 38% with disc bulges,

  • 37% with disc protrusions (aka: contained herniations),

  • 11% with disc extrusions (aka: non-contained herniations), and

  • 4% with nerve root compression by the disc herniation.

A more shocking statistic is that 60% of asymptomatic middle-aged people would have findings of disc bulge or worse (protrusion, extrusion) on MRI! 

For more information on the study and facts please visit:

Study on Herniated Discs

ELDOAs and Myofascial Stretches are very specific techniques that must be employed properly. It is important that you perform the ELDOAs under the guidance of an ELDOA-certified instructor. A certified ELDOA instructor from ELDOA The Woodlands can help you experience the truly remarkable effects of the ELDOA. For more information on benefits click here.

 ELDOA The Woodlands Services

ELDOA The Woodlands classes are offered in multiple locations around The Woodlands.

The ELDOA classes are recommended for anyone who wishes to have a more intimate understanding of their body and physiology. While attending this class, you will learn how to heal your own body using improved posture, breathing mechanics, athleticism, digestion, and mental well-being.

ELDOA is for almost anyone seeking to be healthier, stronger, and pain-free. Give us a call and see if this class is for you! For more information on what this class entails, please click below.

*Disclaimer:* As with all forms of physical exercise, it is important that anyone interested in attending ELDOA The Woodlands classes first be cleared for physical activity by their healthcare practitioner and/or doctor. If you are new to ELDOA and are suffering from acute or chronic pain, it is important that you arrive early to discuss the symptoms of your pain with the class instructor. Although the classes are designed for everyone, there may be specific adjustments required for you depending on your conditions.

We would like to thank any and all websites that have aided us in building content for this website.  Not all content on this site is original, and we believe that giving credit to those who have contributed to growing the practice of the ELDOA is paramount. There are some amazing SOMA and ELDOA coaches out there. If you need more info regarding ELDOA, we highly recommend viewing- 

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