Ailments / Disorders

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Can Yoga Help Sciatica?

Sciatica can occur as a result of a number of factors, such as a herniated or bulging disc, spondylolisthesis, or piriformis syndrome. It is exacerbated by a sedentary lifestyle and extended periods of sitting. Physical activity and stretches that target the core, glutes and hamstrings are highly recommended for reducing nerve impingement and dealing with sciatic pain.

About Teaching Yoga as a Form of Healing

The benefits of the meditative state of yoga are well documented. Meditation gives our bodies time to slow down and heal. Healing is a result of self-awareness of what the body needs. When we are practicing Hatha yoga we are focused on our body. We can feel the tensions and stresses in our own muscles and we can focus on healing in a particular area.

Teaching Yoga to Students Recovering from Surgery or Living with Chronic Illness: Reclining Healing Meditation

This meditation is wonderful to do lying down, ensconced in blankets and supported by a Yoga bolster under the knees. Before beginning the Reclining Healing Meditation, it is recommended that you ask your students if they need a bolster or an extra blanket.

Teaching Private Yoga Sessions for Ailments

As a yoga instructor, your job is to nurture this growth and development in your clients to encourage them to press on. If you are teaching yoga sessions for a host of ailments, take some time to get to know your client and focus on one or two goals at a time.

Wrist Injuries and Yoga Part II

Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 (Director of Yoga Teacher Training at Aura Wellness Center) provides detailed information about grades of sprained wrists, ways to identify wrist problems, and the long term effects of practicing Yoga while a wrist injury is healing. This video is useful to Yoga practitioners, those looking to become a Yoga teacher [...]

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