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YOGA STYLES: Modern

Benefits of Office Yoga

Yoga teachers should approach the corporate sector about Yoga exercise routines that can be practiced in office spaces. There are specialist office and chair Yoga teacher training courses to meet this need. Working in an office often requires sitting at a computer for long periods of time. This can cause backache and stiffness in the neck that can lead to tension headaches and discomfort in general. These discomforts will lead to decreased productivity and lessen the quality of your work and life.

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Chair Yoga Promotes Student Safety: Inclusion

There are many different populations of students who can benefit enormously from a practice of Chair Yoga. Some of the specialized groups of students who benefit from a supported practice include older students, students who are recovering from head injuries, students who are healing from surgical procedures, and students who may be living with long-term, chronic diseases that affect their balance, coordination and their ability to stand for extended periods of time.

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Teaching Chair Yoga Classes

Chair yoga is a wonderful alternative for students who have trouble with mobility or balance. They can still gain many of the benefits of yoga stretches and breathing exercises while staying on or near a chair for support. Instructing a class that uses a chair as the main prop will be a change from a regular class of students with full range of motion capabilities. Yoga teachers must be careful to be sensitive to the needs of their students.

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What is Power Yoga?

You may have noticed that Aura Wellness Center recently added a Power yoga course. Yet, people considering yoga teacher training courses often wonder what the “power” is all about. To some people the word (power) doesn’t seem yogic. So, what’s all the hype about this particular style?

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Modified Yoga Poses

Some students may even feel fear when they step onto the mat because they are afraid they will not be able to meet their own high expectations of themselves or the perceived high expectations of their teacher or the class at large. For instance, in some Yoga teacher training classes, there is a strong emphasis put on being able to drop back into Upward Facing Bow from a standing position. However, dropping back into this challenging backbend may not be appropriate for all teacher trainees, during every class.

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