yoga and health

The Science Behind Yoga

The health benefits associated with yoga can help in both the psychological and physical realms of health. Many health professionals are now considering yoga as a viable treatment for stress and other debilitating ailments that could benefit from physical therapy. Science has just recently begun to unravel the enigma as to how yoga can come to cause many of these beneficial effects.

Yoga and Muscle Contractions

This video describes four types of movement, which occur in Yoga classes. In this lecture from Aura Wellness Center, Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 explains the types of muscle contractions students experience, during asana sessions, regardless of whether they hold a pose or during a vinyasa flow.

Yoga for Pain – Part II

In this video lecture, Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 describes how therapeutic applications of yoga techniques can be applied to daily life in order to reduce or eliminate pain. Paul Jerard is the director of yoga teacher training at Aura Wellness Center in Attleboro, Massachusetts USA.

Yoga for Pain – Part I

This video is the first of a two part series about yoga for pain. Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT (director of Yoga teacher training at Aura Wellness Center) highlights the usefulness of therapeutic hatha yoga for physical ailments and skeletal diseases. He also discusses yoga for mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

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