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Yoga Interventions for Energetic Alignment Following an MRI

An MRI works by a strong magnetic field being created by passing an electric current through the wire loops. While this is happening, other coils in the magnet send and receive radio waves. This triggers protons in the body to align themselves. Once aligned, radio waves are absorbed by the protons, which stimulate spinning. Energy is released after "exciting" the molecules, which in turn emits energy signals that are picked up by the coil. This information is then sent to a computer, which processes all the signals and generates it into an image. The final product is a 3-D image representation of the area being examined.

Yoga Therapy – Considerations on Milking the Next ”Cash Cow”

When recommending a specific YT intervention, a comprehensive knowledge of modern disease pathologies, allopathic interventions and side effects of treatment is a must before planning and subsequent evaluation. This is incorporated into modern YT training but with a strong emphasis on time, and the content may be less or contain shorter time intervals to digest than required. Remember for many health professionals the understanding of these processes takes years to digest, first as part of a degree programme and then on the coal face. If planning does not come from a sound theoretical and practical knowledge base, then planned interventions may prove fruitless.

How to Teach Dirgha Pranayama

By the end of this breath energy practice, you will feel relaxed and focused. Your spine will feel tall, lengthened and expanded. You spread oxygen throughout your body for improved blood circulation and clarity of mind, lift shallow breathers, breaks up those with irregular breath patterns, and improves digestion.

Indigestion and Yoga

The therapeutic aspects of yoga in healing or preventing stomach disorders are being widely researched, and research studies have started to reveal positive aspects of yoga in treating stomach disorders. As a good practice, we recommend you to include yoga as a part of your daily activities. However, when considering yoga to treat any disorder, be it stomach disorder or any other health problem, be sure to consult with your doctor before proceeding with yoga.

Teaching Physical Awareness in Yoga Classes

By Sangeetha Saran Yoga can be a very emotional and mentally stimulating practice. However, no one can deny that it has a strong physical component as well. Yoga uses every muscle of the body and requires the practitioner to stay focused and engaged physically throughout the class. This is why many teachers focus on addressing [...]

Teaching Safe Pranayama Techniques

By Faye Martins Where do you start with beginners when teaching pranayama? Should you begin by teaching calm and relaxing breathing techniques? Some students might find the basics boring, but it is your task to give them a safe foundation and keep them interested at the same time. Most of all, some beginners get restless [...]

Pranayama Methods for Yoga Posture Practice

During your yoga class you may realize that some of the poses are reminiscent of some stretching and cool down exercises that you did in aerobics class during the '80s or '90s. It is true that some of the physical movements of yoga postures are similar to basic fitness stretches. What you won’t remember in these other types of fitness classes is the practice of Pranayama.

Practicing Yoga Breathing in Daily Life

The truth is you do have control. You can control how you react to the situation. This is an ideal opportunity to use your breathing to remedy the negative emotions. Calm yourself down by taking a deep breath in through your nose and hold it for a few seconds. Spend about 8 seconds exhaling the breath. Repeat this several times and you should feel your heart and blood pressure begin to regulate, creating a sense of calm.

What Can Yoga Schools do to Prevent Injuries?

Prospective teachers may wonder how facilitators will be able to add any new information into an already packed program. Most courses devote a reasonable chunk of time to anatomy and physiology, as well as teaching methodology. It would be simple to work injury prevention into these time slots or alternatively create an additional mandatory workshop into the program.

The Need For Fitness Yoga Classes

"Fitness yoga" has become extremely popular, worldwide, as more people realize how much yoga has to offer as a form of exercise. In fitness-based sessions, it involves focusing primarily on yoga as an intense bodyweight workout. Most classes borrow various asanas, flows, and sequences, from several different types of yoga, in order to produce an exercise routine that is physically rewarding for the students. Fans of physical yoga workouts report that they have increased flexibility, better posture and balance, and improved muscle tone. However, are there any drawbacks to the rise of fitness-based yoga classes? Does its popularity affect the idea of yoga as a meditative practice? What can yoga instructors do in order to keep a healthy balance between fitness-based classes and more traditional yogic methods?