*These lessons can be one-on-one, small group, large group or for a special event. They can be taught at my house or yours as well as in a corporate office. Props for up to two people will be provided.
Yoga is essential to both injury prevention and management as it plays a corrective role in repairing and preventing injuries. As a corrective method it can repair muscular imbalances while also preventing overuse injuries and increase your longevity. Yoga is valuable for high intensity athletes as well as for those of us who have jobs that require us to sit for 8 or more hours a day, which can also cause injury and damage to our joints, muscles and organs. Whether your injury has been caused by overuse and abuse or lack thereof, the best medicine for injury prevention and management is to become aware of your body, which is the synthesis of yoga itself.
Yoga allows you to check in with yourself and your body more intimately. Body awareness is critical to injury prevention and management. If you’re more aware of your body and the messages and signals it’s sending you, you’ll be more likely to notice parts of the body that may need attention before an injury even occurs and at the same time it will allow you to focus on the parts of your body that may already need healing.
Oftentimes in yoga you’ll find yourself holding poses for an extended period of time, this has a considerable positive effect on tight, sore and inflamed muscles, tissues, fascia and joints. Holding poses for longer than 60 seconds helps to restore and rebuild connective tissue. You’ll find relief from bone, joint and muscle pain and reduce stress and tension in the body. Partner this with breathing techniques and you’ll also benefit from improved circulation and promote healing in the body.
Restorative yoga is helpful for both injury prevention and management and is great for high intensity athletes as well as for those who have already sustained an injury and need healing. Though it may be tough for a high intensity athlete to slow down, it’s imperative to restore and rebuild. Constant activity and impact will only break the body down further and cause injury. This type of yoga can help you recover from high intensity training, slowing down will build body awareness and can be quite rejuvenating.
How Yoga Can Help
- Sharpen Mental Focus
- Build Body Awareness
- Increase Flexibility
- Develop Agility
- Improve Balance; physically and mentally
- Develop Strength
- Restore & Rebuild
- Relief from Pain
Who & What Can Yoga Help
- High Intensity Athletes
- People who suffer from inactivity
- Someone suffering from an injury; sport and non-sport related
- Low Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Improve Agility
- Improve Posture
- Increased Sense of Well-Being
- Better Quality of Life
- Reduce Blood Pressure
- Decrease in episodes of chest pain
- Improved exercise tolerance
- Weight loss