When people think of yoga most often images of someone practicing yoga postures are what comes to mind.
I hope the story and article in this week’s blog can be helpful in making appropriate choices when practicing inverted yoga postures.
A new set of medical research statistics have recently been published on the efficacy of yoga as it relates to physical therapy for back pain.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner it seems appropriate to stay on message from the previous blog offering.
I’d like to take the time to express my gratitude to you, our wonderful students.
If you can develop an understanding of how the skeletal system and muscular system work together then yoga can be an excellent supplement for injury rehabilitation.
Many yoga styles take a dogmatic approach when it comes to practicing postures.
Many years ago a student gave me a copy of the book ‘Client-Based Exercise Prescription’ by John Griffin.
I regularly receive emails and phone calls from folks who tell me our yoga practice comes highly recommended.
It is said ‘patience is a virtue.’ I can think of no other activity that requires exercising patience more than the practice of yoga.
Twisting yoga postures require some special considerations.
Last week’s blog ‘Extend Before You Bend’ concentrated on spinal extension (or even slight hyperextension) before forward bending, so this week’s blog will concentrate on the protocol before backward bending.
When it comes to forward bending, spinal extension is crucial prior to spinal flexion.
It may be that your impression of yoga has led you to believe it is a set of acrobatic exercises, and this will somehow lead you to enlightenment.
A while back I came up with some cartoon characters to help students recognize some of the signals coming through the nervous system that tell us what not to do when practicing yoga poses.
Last week’s blog was met with quite a bit of approval so I thought I might just elaborate further in this week’s blog.
Students have expressed to me how effective the Breathe Into Motion Yoga System is when it comes to the physical rehabilitation of injuries.
Some people thrive in hot temperatures while others find the heat to be uncomfortable or even dangerous.
Over the many years I’ve taught yoga, my students have often remarked that they have been able to overcome injuries through practicing our Breathe Into Motion Yoga System.
“Faith strips the mask from the world and reveals God in everything.”
-Charles De Foucauld
“.Since we cannot change reality let us change the eyes which see reality.”
- Nikos Kazantzakis
“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”
“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
“He who aspires to the grace of God must be pure, with a heart as innocent as a child’s.”
-St. Nicholas of Flue
Headstands should not be taught in drop-in classes. Preparations need to be made before headstands are attempted. How this is shocking news in the yoga world is beyond comprehension. It seems simple logic that drop-in classes, where beginner students may be trying yoga for the first time, are unsuitable for a posture as advanced as a headstand.