YB LAB – Props 101 GUNG2014
April 3, 10, 17
This is an Asana Practice class. Please bring props for Practice.
As we move into the future with Yoga Therapy as a complementary health tool, we are seeing more injuries, as well as chronic and acute ailments in a multi-level public yoga class. The more we learn how to work with injury, the more we are able to feel confidant how to protect and educate students.
Props are handy to fit individual bodies, as more and more people come to yoga asana (poses) for health related issues.
- How to use Yoga Therapy techniques in Multi Level Vinyasa Class
- How to work in multi-level flow class with different flexibility & strength
- How to work with body restrictions and injury
- How to work with overly supple bodies
Anatomical dysfunction can be caused by injury, muscle imbalances or differences between the left and right sides of the body. This type of dysfunction can be exacerbated and even caused by misaligned yoga poses. Asymmetrical poses can exacerbate pain if practiced without awareness of the differences in individual bodies. Props can aid in injury prevention by providing stability throughout the evolution of a pose, and some setups can help us go deeper while alleviating unnecessary stress on joints.