stress management

Teaching Yoga for Stress Management

Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 (Director of Yoga teacher training at Aura Wellness Center) explains how stress diverts the body's vital energy to combat it, instead of dealing with pre-existing health problems. He also gives tips to Yoga teachers about organizing stress management classes that are geared toward people with different health profiles, personalities, and fitness levels. Finally, Paul explains how Yoga teachers can help students apply practical methods for managing anxiety in daily life.

Yoga Teachers, Prepare for the New Year’s Rush – Part 3

However, not everyone will like it, especially those students who have difficulty just sitting on one of these balls. Make sure anyone who is unsteady is made aware of the hazards. It is best for some to practice near a wall, or in the corner, for stability. In this case, the wall is a secondary prop. Suzanne Deason has some interesting information on using the "Balance Ball" as a prop, in DVD format

Restorative Yoga for Stress Management

If you have ailments, feel nervous, or are attending your first Restorative class, you should consult with your Yoga instructor, before class time. Your Yoga teacher may be able to advise you in regard to techniques that will alleviate stress or pain. You can expect that your Yoga teacher will be compassionate and modifications to postures will be taught.

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