In our task-driven world, which is often fueled by seemingly endless to-do lists, many of us are unable to unwind and truly relax, even for ten or fifteen minutes a day! This inability to relax is a serious impediment to maintaining a strong immune system and good mental health. A well-rounded practice of Yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques helps to improve strength, coordination, balance, flexibility, and improves one’s ability to relax deeply. For those of us who are relatively physically fit, practicing a traditional format of Yoga poses is not a problem.
By: Virginia Iversen, M.Ed Over the last few decades, the popularity of Yoga has grown by leaps and bounds. Experts now estimate that the number of individuals who practice Yoga regularly is in the millions in the United States, not to mention the rest of the world. As Yoga classes continue to become more and [...]
To guide your students through the modified Chair Yoga version of Standing Forward Fold, have them stand approximately three feet behind their chairs with their legs hips’ distance apart. With an inhale, instruct your students to raise their arms overhead and place their hands in Prayer Position. With their next exhale, have your students bring their arms down and place their hands on the back of the chair in a straight line with their shoulders and neck. If any your students are uncomfortable raising their arms over their head, simply guide them into the posture without the initial arm movements.
In the 21st century, Yoga has strayed far from its past, and purists argue the practice has become to user friendly over time. Critics also argue that the current emphasis on personal image and branding detracts from Yoga's mission as a spiritual discipline.
After practicing restorative yoga regularly, many students begin to notice a release of anxiety within the body, which they did not perceive before. They learn to calm anxiety faster. This skill helps them to reduce stress both on and off of their yoga mat.
For those of you who are considering teaching prenatal or postnatal classes take your time with your prenatal Yoga instructor training course. Do not be in a big rush to complete it without learning the details. Every prenatal and postnatal Yoga teacher certification requires you to have a 200-hour credential in foundational teacher training, but working with mothers and mothers to be is a special field with many precautions.
Now more than ever, Yoga instructors can be found teaching Yogic exercise, posturing, stretching, relaxation, stress management, meditation and pranayama, within office surroundings. As humans have made advancements in technology, machines do much of the world's industrial and agricultural work.
Find a certified teacher, who has graduated from a hot yoga teacher training program and be sure to monitor your body throughout the practice.
An experienced instructor who has completed prenatal Yoga teacher training can set up a regimen to fit anybody's needs, but there are a few general guidelines to keep in mind.
Graduates of chair yoga teacher training programs have many opportunities in the corporate sector. If you've ever sat at a desk in front of a computer screen for hours on end, you know the aches and pains associated with an office job.