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~Love Yourself~ Yoga exercises will help you to fight against anxiety, lack of sleep and you will learn to have time for yourself.
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Ustrasana, Ushtrasana, or Camel Pose is a kneeling back-bending asana in modern yoga as exercise.
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Tips For Students’ Safety In Yoga Class
Handling students yoga classes come with a lot of care. There is a lot connected to the students' safety during the yoga practice, and every teacher needs to know this. As a yoga teacher, you must realize that the yoga environment is totally different from other classes. For instance, the dos and don’ts in pregnancy yoga classes are different from the guidelines in regular yoga classes. The nature of the yoga class determines how the teacher should handle it. Therefore, there are some things you should know before taking yoga classes for students. These tips will help you understand how best to treat the students as a class and as an individual yoga student.
Here, we explain some essential tips that will help you handle students’ yoga class successfully while also ensuring the participants' safety.
Yoga Safety Tips During Class For Students
Give Proper Introduction: the first thing to do is to introduce the students to the class. This will include the class practice schedules, time, and the general information of the class. You can also introduce the students to the class's aims and objectives and what each of them stands to gain.
Know Your Students’ Profiles: As a yoga teacher, knowing each of your students' personalities is essential. The body anatomy is different from one another. Therefore, you should know some personal things about your students. For instance, you may have some students with underlying medical factors or injuries. You can be able to handle the students.
Create A Peaceful And Comfortable Environment: Students need to feel comfortable in yoga practice. Yoga relaxes the mind, so it is essential to offer a secure, emotionally-safe, and peaceful environment for the students. The more they feel safe and comfortable in that yoga environment, the better the experience.
Build Mindfulness: Mindfulness is an important aspect of yoga. The mind should be aware and calm. In teaching students, ensure you build mindfulness. You can do this by practicing a few warm-up techniques to help relax the mind before starting the major practice. Remember that mindfulness is a factor that contributes to a successful yoga practice.
Do Not Appear Perfect: you are as human as everybody in the room. To appear perfect is to overdo things that may result in mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes. Be yourself and take it as it is.
Build Convenient Transitions: it is important to allow your students to move from one technique to another with ease and convenience. If you create difficult transitions and come with a lot of stress, it may result in injuries. Also, know that some students cannot practice some techniques due to certain factors. Learn how to make every student change techniques without causing injury or discomfort.
Respect Boundaries: Harassment is a common case in yoga classes, especially for those who do not appreciate sensitive touching. It would help if you recognized individual differences, build mutual respect, and respect boundaries. Where touch is necessary, you can politely if it's okay or instructs the student to do it by themself.
In conclusion, these tips will serve as a professional buildup for teachers in ensuring students' safety in yoga classes. It also constitutes behavior patterns expected of a yoga teacher. Following these tips will help the yoga teacher scale through the struggles that come with students’ yoga classes.
Celebrating 6 months of yoga practice 🥳 (not pictured: the leaps and bounds I’ve made in my mental health recovery since starting yoga)
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Understanding The Idea Behind Yoga For Strength And Flexibility
There are usually two qualities that you will notice in yoga practice, and if you engage a professional yoga instructor, you will understand why these qualities exist. They are the combo of strength and flexibility. The thing is that you do not have to have any of these two qualities before you practice. And against popular opinion, yoga is one of the most effective and powerful ways to develop a blend of strength and flexibility. This exercise can give you the two, and you should know that.
You will easily observe physical strength in yoga practitioners. Yoga is not all about the mind and mental awareness. But how does yoga help build strength? First, it must be noted that there are various types of strengths, according to use and purpose. In the same way, there are different elements of strengths, like endurance and stamina. For instance, gymnasts practice a series of athletic moves for a long duration, while weightlifters only require a single attempt to display their physical strength.
There is what we call muscle contraction. A muscle fiber usually contracts completely. Muscle fibers do not vary in contraction intensity compared to the load against which they act. However, the force of a muscle contraction can still determine the varying strengths between the strong and the weak. During the period of contraction, more muscle fibers are formed to perform the job. Thus as the central nervous system produces more muscle fibers, the muscular contraction generates more force. This is why different people perform varying exercises. Some people require exercises that supply many muscle fibers to build strength over a short period. Others only need few muscle fibers to make the contraction offer longer strength.
Flexibility is when you practice a free range of motion without pain and discomfort. The joints are built up by soft tissues of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joint capsules, and skin. But since musculoskeletal structures are different, so flexibility varies in individuals. You should note that the elasticity and mobility of the soft tissues are the elements that affect the range of motion. Therefore, lack of stretching can result in a shortening of soft tissues.
The primary aim of the muscles is to ensure movement. The movement is only made possible by muscle fibers, as we can see in creating strength. A muscle fiber consists of actin and myosin as proteins that attract and contract toward each other whenever the body releases calcium. The coming together of these proteins is the basis of muscular contractions that the body experience.
Now you can see the impact of yoga exercise in the body system, particularly in the formation of contractions that provide physical strength and flexibility. One of the popular yoga exercises that offer these two qualities is hatha yoga, where the body is warmed-up with back-bends. The contractions that occur during this process are what strengthens and extend your muscles. Postures like the plow pose and shoulder stand bring about isometric contractions of the muscles that stretch the fascia and promote body strength. With this in mind, you can practice knowing how intimately linked your muscular and nervous systems are.
Meditation- A Guide to attain Pure Sense Of Perceptiveness
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TRIKONASANA OR UTTHITA TRIKONASANA
Triangle Pose is a standing asana in modern yoga as exercise. Variations include Baddha Trikonasana and Parivrtta Trikonasana.
Note: Those with posterolateral disc herniation may find the twisting in this asana challenges the back. The asana should not be practiced by those suffering from back conditions. Consult a doctor before beginning an exercise regime.
Strengthens: Knee, Thigh, Ankle
Stretches: Hip, Vertebral column, Knee, Shoulder, Thigh, Thorax, Ankle, Hamstring, Calf, Inguinal region
Preparatory poses: Tadasana, Vrikshasana
Also known as: Extended triangle pose, Triangle pose, Utthita Trikonasana
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Starting my morning right with some yoga and watermelon!
I haven't done any yoga for quite some time, it feels amazing to slowly get myself back into it.
Ashtanga Yoga- A Different Grouping Of Asanas
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Strengthen your arms, wrists and upper back. Let’s do the Crow Pose!
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Some new yoga works!
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“She strived for perfection. She loved setting herself tasks, sometimes impossible ones, to prove to her heart that underneath every seemingly ugly thing there was something beautiful inside.” - Cecelia Ahern
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