Warrior 1 Pose is a solution to much of what ails humankind. In our day-to-day lives, many painful, difficult and stressful experiences are held in the body and mind. Relationships that are challenging at best, and devastatingly painful at worst, often close down our heart areas. A collapsed chest area and tense shoulders also restrict our capacity to breath fully and deeply.
Yoga teachers need to be familiar with glaucoma, but it is up to students to discuss their conditions with their doctors and share relevant information with instructors. Is the glaucoma under control? Has there been a recent surgical procedure? Are there other risks, such as high blood pressure, that make specific exercises risky?
Stretches restore flexibility to the hip flexors and strengthen the piriformis muscle, but that’s not all. When included in a comprehensive Yoga training routine, they improve posture, flexibility, and overall health.
Standing poses present terrific opportunities to improve spinal alignment. Students can practice lengthening and extending their spines, which can help reverse chronic slouching and rounded shoulders. Often, a Yoga teacher can prompt a student to lengthen his or spine, by simply placing a finger on the spine and reminding them to stand up straight.
Liability is part of the responsibility of being a Yoga instructor. In order to make sure each of your students is safe, you must know your students. Yoga teachers need to be aware if a student has a health problem, injury, or some other area of concern.
A good Power Yoga teacher should be able to push the class in a positive, yet firm, direction on how to get the most out of every workout. Keep in mind that there might be people that have never tried Power Yoga as well as experienced students.