What? I Thought Yoga Was Supposed to Be Good For Us!
So now, it’s yoga that’s under attack. The New York Times recently ran this article: How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body. I’ve been recommending yoga to patients for 15 years and think that yoga is one of the best things you could ever do for yourself. Then there’s an article like this in the New York Times. I guess we need to look at both sides of the argument. I’ll be honest, I’ve hurt myself doing yoga, probably several times. I’ve treated numerous patients who hurt themselves doing yoga. But I’ll still go on record saying yoga is one of the best things you can do for yourself.Guided Meditation Script – The Best Way to Achieve a Deep Meditative State
There are many ways to achieve deep meditative state. These include guided meditation script, monaural or binaural beats played on a Yoga DVD. This article discusses them in detail.Practicing Mindfulness
Practice Mindfulness Last night I went to yoga class at my local gym. It’s been a while since I’ve taken a class (though I do a little practice on my own and incorporate techniques with my clients.) I was once again reminded how important the mind-body connection is.The Importance of Verbal Guidance in Yoga
To demonstrate the importance of verbal guidance in Yoga, picture Mountain pose. To most novices, it looks as though you are standing there, arms at your sides, looking straight ahead. Yet, any Yoga instructor knows there is so much more going on within the body than simply standing there.Teaching Yoga – Observing Yoga Students During Classes
After much practice, observing will become more natural for Yoga teachers. Ideally, you should be able to demonstrate a technique, then glance at each and every student, to ensure they are performing it correctly. If a student needs assistance, first try to give a more specific verbal cue to correct it. If the student does not respond to your cues…Teaching Yoga: Demonstrating Yoga Techniques
The difficulty and complexity of Yoga techniques can range from quite simple to potentially complex. One of the tasks of a Yoga instructor is to simplify the process of executing the postures. It takes a bit of practice to be able to lead the students into a more complex pose or pranayama technique, step-by-step.Introducing Yoga And Meditation To Friends And Family
It isn’t always easy to know how to talk about meditation and yoga with family or friends without being too pushy. Below are some suggestions.Men’s Yoga Clothing – A Practitioner’s Guide
Men are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of Yoga practice. The only thing stopping them from attending a class, is their confusion of Yoga attire. This is a simple guide to help men decide what to wear to the studio, and how to choose between the different types of men’s yoga clothing.Your First Yoga Class: What You Can Expect
If you are thinking of attending your first yoga class, this will help you prepare. Tips on what you will need, when to arrive, and what you will do while there will be given.I Am Always Tired – Can Yoga Help Me When I’m So Tired
Tired often? Food, exercise, lifestyle, sex, and emotions may be the culprit. Yoga offers help on the gross physical as well as the subtle psychological level. Let’s examine one key point from each of these 5 areas using a yogic point of view to boost energy.