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Yoga Benefits for Stroke Survivors

Yoga has proven to be an effective type of therapy for stroke patients as it helps with both the physical and mental side effects of the stroke. There are many benefits of incorporating yoga training into a rehabilitation program.

Yoga and Cancer

Cancer is a word riddled with fear and apprehension. Those whose lives have been affected by the debilitating disease have firsthand knowledge and experience of what it can do while the rest of us can only stand by and hope we might dodge the bullet. There are many types of cancer, some more vigorous than others. The various ways that people cope with cancer are as different as the types. Some let the cancer take over as innocent onlookers, giving up all control, while others face the disease with fierce determination to survive.

Yoga Teacher Training: Panic Attacks

Jen has successfully completed her Yoga instructor training and has decided to teach sessions in a loft attached to her home. She and her husband launch her web site and begin to receive inquiries from the local community. Most of her prospective students are seeking Yoga for relief from chronic stress.

Ancient Yoga For Modern Health

Although yoga has roots in ancient religions, it is primarily considered an exercise system that helps alleviate problems with poor health and brings peace of mind and physical fitness as well. Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years, and in our society today, there are well over 11 million Americans currently enjoying its many health benefits. The word “yoga” is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning “yoke”, ‘to join’, ‘to unite’, or ‘to attach’. Today, this term is applied to a system of physical postures, breathing exercises, and abstract meditations that originated in India centuries ago.

How Chair Yoga Can Improve The Health Of Seniors

Seniors Chair Yoga is a specialized class geared towards helping those who are interested in benefiting their mental and physical health with confidence. Taking part in a Chair Yoga class has more to do with ability level than your age. It is not limited to those over 55, but is geared towards those who have trouble getting on or up from the floor.

Beginner Yoga Mistakes: A Belief That Can Hurt and Help Our Yoga Practice And How To Manage It

We live by messages we received and accepted. This particular message can adversely affect or enhance our yoga practice. The key is awareness. How can we use this quality of striving to help our practice and how could unconscious striving actually work against us? Here are 3 ways to strive that help and 3 ways that hurt on the mat.

Yoga Instructor Training: Body Image

There is a yogic myth created in commercials about what a practitioner should look like. People who are blind, obese, in a wheel chair, and have heart conditions practice Yoga, but you’ll never see them in a commercial. Some people who would be perfect instructors avoid yoga teacher training; even though it is a life-long passion. I’ve heard, “I’m too old, fat, stiff and tired, to become a yoga instructor,” every week.

Yoga Teacher Training: Beginner Asanas

When you spend 200 to 500 hours, or more, on training during a yoga certification course, you might envision a class full of students. One point each of us forgets after yoga teacher training is over is to envision how much time we will spend teaching beginner sessions. Unless you own your own studio, most activity coordinators will have us teach beginners for a few years before we teach intermediate classes. If we are lucky, we may also spend time with a mentor who has been teaching for decades.

Yoga Teacher Training: Asanas for Kids

To become a yoga instructor is one thing, but to teach yoga to children is another. No matter what kind of yoga teacher training course you take, there is nothing like teaching kids. If you are able to channel the motivation of your group toward a constructive purpose, you have accomplished a wonder. There is no doubt that children bring joy and youthfulness into the lives of parents, families, teachers and caregivers. Kids have a way of looking at the world with their eyes wide open, stopping to gaze and wonder at the things adults often take for granted. Along with wide-eyed wonder, they also bring an unbound energy that is often hard for adults to match.

Yoga Teacher Training: About Stroke Recovery

One of the areas of specialized yoga teacher training is working with students who have neurological disorders. While the list of neurological orders is long, strokes are one of the most common problems. A stroke can affect many portions of the brain responsible for movement, speech and balance. Depending on the size and scope of the stroke, victims lose the ability to perform many basic functions. Recent studies have shown that along with other forms of physical therapy, yogic exercise can help patients regain balance, agility and flexibility. It also helps them deal with the emotional aspects of becoming debilitated in so many ways. Stroke patients should always start slow in their yoga training practice, using props to aide in achieving poses and avoiding inversions.

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