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Yoga Techniques for Spinal Stenosis

Yoga training as an intervention for spinal stenosis, is so effective that in February 2011, Dr. Anand Gandhi, a physician at the Laser Spine Institute in Scottsdale, AZ, published an article on “Yoga and the Aging Spine,” detailing the benefits of Yoga therapy for an aging spine as it "promotes a full range of motion, restores flexibility, and improves circulation."

Yogic Homework – Part II

This group of Yoga asanas improves the energy flow within the body and breaks the neuromuscular knots - especially in the pelvic region, where energy tends to stagnate. These asanas are very useful for those with reduced vitality and a stiff back. These are especially useful for menstrual problems and toning the pelvic organs and muscles.

How to Prevent Common Yoga Injuries

We all think of Hatha Yoga as a healing activity; but in the case of asana practice, like every form of movement, injuries can happen. It is also true that anyone could be injured while walking. However, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 5,500 Yoga training injuries were treated in 2007.

The Direction of Yoga Teacher Training in the 21st Century – Part 2

When teachers are researching for studies about health benefits, there are so many Yoga sites that still preach "no pain - no gain" messages. How can Yoga teachers differentiate between popular and safe methods?

Yoga Teachers Lead by Example (Part 3)

Behavior toward neighboring Yoga schools, teachers, and their students, should be cordial. Like the old saying goes, "If you do not have anything good to say, do not say anything at all." When we speak of other Yoga instructors, or former teachers, in a hostile manner, what do we teach our students?