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Firming Up With Yoga

The abdomen is the most problematic area for most people. Luckily, there are many effective yoga poses for this area. Try practicing bellow breaths before you begin. Boat pose is by far one of the most efficient asanas for the abdomen. It can be brutal, but beginners can hold on to their thighs or knees. Of course, the Planks are great and Camel and Cobra will give your abdomen a great stretch.

The Pros and Cons of Yoga Asanas for Elbows

Hyper-extended elbows are quite common for active people and this can create problems for the average yoga student. Stretch your arm out in front of you and if it easily twists outward, then you will have to be particularly conscious of your elbows while in weight-bearing postures. Putting weight on a hyperextended joint will wear away the joint tissue and cartilage over time. If a joint is inflamed it requires a healing process that may include a doctor's visit, hot and cold therapy, rest, or something else.

Three Yoga Hip Openers for Students

The majority of our yoga students spend all day sitting behind a desk and staring at a computer screen. Even those who don't have an office job spend a disproportionate amount of time sitting. All of this sitting leads to some very tight hips. What yoga poses are best for restoring hip health? Take a look at these three hip-opening poses below.

Yoga Training for Muscular Balance

Hatha yoga provides movements and postures, also known as asanas, which will not overemphasize one muscle over another. People who practice yoga become aware of their own bodies strengths and weaknesses. This awareness will make it easier to detect injuries before they become severe. People of any age group can take up yoga. There is a focus on multiple muscle groups, improvement in flexibility, and a broader range of motion in joints for practitioners of yoga.

Yoga for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

As early as 1999, the "Journal of the American Medicine Association" (JAMA) reported that Yoga can have positive effects on carpal tunnel...

Yoga Asanas to Reduce Hip Tension

If you need instructions on how to practice the Sun Salutations, please refer to a reputable book, website or visit a local Yoga studio...

Teaching Yoga for Aerobic Benefits

One of the most important aspects about teaching Yoga for aerobic benefits, is a two-fold practice that includes holding challenging poses to build strength, while maintaining a flow from pose to pose, during less challenging postures. To achieve this, your students must be experienced enough to know pose names and positions, as well as to hold the pose with correct technique.

Yoga Precautions for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Yoga teachers know that pre-existing physical conditions are important when teaching students. Yet, there are a few yoga students who...

Heart Opening Yoga Poses

The heart area can often become contracted and even caved-in due to difficult and painful life experiences. When the heart area is not expanded, cardiovascular circulation can be compromised, neck and back problems can develop and a sense of lethargy may predominate an individual's emotional state. Yoga poses that open the heart area are great tools for releasing tension and difficult emotions.

Yoga for Osteoporosis

For anyone with a pre-existing condition, a slow pace in a gentle Yoga class are the way to go. Yoga for osteoporosis is a viable...

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