15 min Saturday Morning Yoga for Core Strength – DAY 6

Yoga for Conflict Prevention in Schools

Yoga classes are popping up in schools around the world. Studies have shown that Yoga can reduce students’ stress, improve concentration and grades, and help students form healthy, lifelong habits. As students learn the benefits that Yoga can provide, they begin to practice the poses and breathing techniques independently.

Teaching Yoga to Protect the Knees

Just like anything in life, the truth about Yoga, and knees, is both simple and complex. It is simply true that some Yoga asanas (postures) place strain on the knees, and that incorrect form can lead to knee pain or injury. It is also true that good therapeutic Yoga sessions can effectively end years of knee pain and debilitation.

Teaching Yoga for Aerobic Benefits

The modern health club version of Yoga, that people practice, does tend to emphasize cardiovascular health and endurance-building sessions over the mental and spiritual practices included in traditional Yogic schools. Those, who are interested in practicing a more physically challenging and athletic form, should enroll in Yoga classes at gyms, or they should try Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Flow or Power classes. These styles work the body with a focus on deriving strength and aerobic benefits from the session.

Would You Like to Try Bikram Yoga?

Bikram Yoga for beginners. Talks about the history and the benefits of this type of yoga.

Finding Relaxation Through Hot Yoga

As yoga originated in Southern India, some teachers believe that replicating that region’s warm, humid climate helps to create an authentic and effective yoga experience. Among the native peoples of America’s Northwest, however, using heat to help achieve mental relaxation is a centuries-old tradition.

Teaching Yoga for Muscular Balance

A lot of under-developed muscles need stretching, which is precisely what yoga poses offer. This is one of the main physical advantages of practicing yoga for muscular balance, since deep stretches increases a yogi’s awareness of his or her body and its areas of strength, weakness and energy.

Teaching Laughter Yoga for Cancer Patients

Laughter Yoga – are you serious? Many Yoga teachers don’t even consider it. Yoga is a serious art, science, and way of life. Should we make it into a joke? Paul Jerard often says, “we have to learn to laugh at ourselves.” In fact, taking life too seriously could kill us. Next time you think about adding a new Yoga class to the schedule, you might want to smile while you’re doing it.

Restorative Yoga for Cancer Patients

Recently, a friend passed a brochure to me from the oncology building at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. To see Restorative Yoga on the schedule for women going through chemotherapy made so much sense. As Yoga instructors, we may often feel like we’re speaking to a wall, when addressing the medical community, but real progress is happening.

Teaching Yoga to Balance Emotional Flow

Yoga students come to our classes seeking practical solutions to life’s daily problems. If one becomes overwhelmed by negative emotional energy, this can cause chronic stress, anxiety attacks, and many more health problems. When we decided to become a Yoga instructor, we realized that many people need help to reach optimum health. In the holistic sense, health is physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Yoga is one of the oldest and most effective means of balancing the daily flow of emotions, and its benefits extend far beyond the mat or the meditation cushion.

The Practice of Yoga and Self-Compassion

The practice of nonviolence, including self-compassion, is one of the primary tenets of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Within the Yoga Sutras are a set of 196 sutras or aphorisms that detail the unfolding process of the practice of yoga and meditation. Ahimsa or nonviolence is one of the core injunctions of Raja Yoga, according to Patanjali. Ahimsa can take many forms.

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