style: Active

duration: 60 mins min

Prevention Yoga – Vinyasa Flow Surya Namaskar

Prevention Yoga for Multi Level Vinyasa

Cora shows ways to work with some common issues in a multi-level classes. We will discuss shoulder injury, SIJ Dysfunction, wrist and knee pain, along with ways to work in a larger classroom with different skills and movement.

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.

There are many techniques to strengthen, lengthen and stretch the body, and it is of utmost importance to pay attention to  alignment and the fluidity of movement progressions. As yoga teachers, we have to address a variety of strengths and flexibility ranges within one classroom. It is also helpful to encourage students to understand their own bodies, and learn how to protect themselves from injury.

After all, the first practice for all Yogis is AHIMSA, non harming, to ourselves and others ?

Cora Wen

Over the past 25 years, Cora Wen has built her reputation as an internationally acclaimed yoga practitioner and teacher.

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