YB LAB – Props 101 GUNG2014

WEDNESDAYS 12:30p – 1:30p PDTJackW_0217

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.

In this series, learn how yoga practice can heal or harm, and how alignment dysfunction may manifest in practice.
  • 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

Here is a great infographic from Fitblogger on some ways to use props

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537052_10200938438647146_645742864_nRegular exercise has been proven to protect from heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, noninsulin-dependent diabetes, obesity, back pain, osteoporosis, and improved mood and manage stress.

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.