Friday, September 23, 2016

Preventing Yoga Student Injuries Through Continuing Education

By Rachel Holmes


With millions of people practicing the art of yoga worldwide, people everywhere are experiencing such benefits as improved strength and flexibility, reduced tension, lower blood pressure, and much more. However, while many people who practice yoga are able to stay injury-free, others who are new to the practice may try to do too much too quickly. As a result of their enthusiasm, they often suffer various types of injuries that may hinder their progress. However, as yoga instructors gain experience and knowledge through continuing education, they can often help students’ progress at a safer pace and allow them to avoid many nagging injuries.

For many yoga teachers, one of the most interesting aspects of continuing education involves homeopathy. Focusing on how to keep the body free of illness and how to provide remedies for various injuries, this continuing education class is always a popular choice for many teachers. Addressing common problems that both adult and younger students may experience, teachers learn about which movements lead to the most injuries and how to help students stay injury-free.



Because most injuries in yoga occur due to over-stretching or misalignment during poses, continuing education classes often allow teachers the chance to learn how to make their classes safer and more enjoyable for students. In addition to classes on homeopathy, other CE classes focus on core strength and how to deepen the effects of asana and meditation. Learning how to help students increase physical stability, mental concentration, and progressive core strength all come together to make teachers better able to help students stay focused on proper techniques and outcomes.

Yoga, which is an excellent exercise for those experiencing joint pain and stiffness, also lets teachers take CE classes in the art of Gentle Yoga. Focusing on the joints and glands series of movements, these CE classes let teachers learn new ways to help students flush joints of congestion and metabolic waste while also increasing nutrients in their bodies. By focusing on these and other areas, yoga teachers and their students can look forward to injury-free classes that are fun and beneficial to everyone.



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2 comments:

parvezbdjsr said...

As yoga instructors gain experience and knowledge through continuing education, they can often help students’ progress at a safer pace and allow them to avoid many nagging injuries.

Mary Wilson said...

Continuing education classes often allow teachers the chance to learn how to make their classes safer and more enjoyable for students.