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Yoga for clients who have had a stroke.
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November 24, 2005 - 9:54 am
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Namaskar Everyone,

After visiting Rashim's blog I am as impressed as the rest of you. It gs without saying, that strokes are a very common neurological disorder. But I would like to make a point regarding prevention of strokes, yoga and diet. Although some strokes are related to bad health maintenance, it is safe to say that many of us live longer now than our bodies were designed to operate.

Hence we see more neurological disorders of all kinds than our primal ancestors. So, my point is that aging is more the culprit than any other factor. But some yoga teachers and doctors would have you think that eating and exercising "right" will prevent strokes.

This, I dare say is a complete myth. Sometimes strokes run through specific genetic lines and diets are changed for the best over generations. But if you live long enough, you may still run into the neurological problems of your parents.

On related note, it should be stated that it takes an extremely competent yoga teacher or therapist to work with yoga students who are recovering from a stroke. I feel that the compassion demonstrated by all of you for students and patients is worthy of note.

But there are some yoga instructors who are not qualified to take these cases. Compassion is missing in their hearts and knowledge of working with people who have had strokes isn't present. They have no experience or working education in this field.

This is a worrisome mixture of volatile ingredients which borders on complete negligence. Yoga teachers who work with students who have a neurological disorder of any kind should make sure they have the training and experience to work with these types of cases. The yoga teacher without compassion shouldnt enter this field.


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