Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, YACEP, Author at Aura Wellness Center

Teaching Private Yoga Lessons

Although there are opportunities to work as a Yoga instructor in many of these settings, a Yoga teacher may also want to consider offering private lessons to his or her students. Working as a private Yoga instructor can be both very rewarding and lucrative. You will be able to work with people who may not otherwise be able to physically attend a Yoga class. You will also be able to set your own rates and hours.

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Is Yoga Weight Loss Really Possible?

Yoga is a holistic practice involving more than just the physical body and its methods are gradual. There is no encouragement to injure oneself for short term gain. As a comparison, a 135-pound person would burn about 150 to 200 calories for an hour of Yoga exercise.

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Therapeutic Hatha Yoga for Scoliosis

Therapeutic Hatha Yoga for scoliosis can help address these imbalances because, even though each scoliosis patient is unique, there are common patterns. The spine often moves to the side and rotates. This shift creates a rounded back, the ribs compress toward the front, while the pelvis and lower back rotate toward the back. Yoga can help to relieve the discomfort brought on by the results of the curving spine. For example, compression in the vertebrae can cause one hip to be raised. This imbalance can find balance with the breath awareness and postures that emphasize hip alignment.

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Hatha Yoga for Headaches

There are a large number of Hatha Yoga poses that can relieve headache pain. As a general rule, only poses or asanas that do not require the head to sink lower than the level of the heart should be practiced. Helpful poses include but are not limited to Cow Pose, Cobra Pose, Reclining Pose, Table Pose, and Corpse Pose. While asanas can be performed at any time, the standard recommendation is that Yoga sessions should be practiced three times a week to gain all of its physical and mental benefits.

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Improving Moods with Yoga

According to Dr. Madan Kataria, the founder of Laughter Yoga, maintaining a good mood is as simple as being able to control one’s reactions to positive and negative emotions. To operate effectively, the brain needs approximately 25% more oxygen than the other organs in the body. Yoga not only produces natural chemicals that calm the mind, but it also increases the supply of freshly oxygenated blood to the brain.

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Modern Yoga – The 5 Basic Principles

Hatha Yoga is a particular system of yoga that focuses on the purification of the physical body as leading to the purification of the mind and vital energy. Hatha Yoga marks the development of the full body postures now in popular usage. In its many modern variations, Hatha Yoga is the style that many people associate with the word ‘Yoga’ today.

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Yoga For Peace Of Mind

Yogic techniques have been helping people train the mind since history was put into writing and most likely before that. The practical applications of yoga for humankind’s problems are infinite, but lets look at a few of the most rampant mental health issues and look at practical yogic solutions.

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Yoga Safety Measures and Advice

The best place where you can practice yoga is in a clean area where you can indulge in fresh air and silence. This combination will enhance your concentration and make you become more aware of what you are doing. When practicing yoga in an outdoor place, you must ensure that you are free from insects and cold winds. Never practice yoga under direct sunlight or when you have just finished sun bathing.

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