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Teaching Yoga to Runners

It's common for runners to have tight hamstrings or calves, as these are the muscles they primarily use during a run. Yoga instructors can help runners keep the muscles long and lean by focusing on lower body stretches. This will allow the muscles to maintain flexibility, which will help prevent future injuries or strains. Continue by providing an overall body stretch to help keep the body balanced. Some runners carry stress in the neck, shoulders or back, too, so it's important to let all the muscles stretch and release.

Heal With Yoga

Another advantage of healing with Yoga, is that it lets people control a variety of body functions. These include blood pressure, body temperature, heart rate, metabolic functions, and so on and so forth. Skeletal, muscular, endocrinal, and nervous systems then respond in a highly sensitive manner, to ensure proper function and maintain health. For example - when you practice Sarvangasana, the thyroid is really stimulated, or when you practice Sirshasana, the pituitary is stimulated, or when you practice Paschimottanasana, the pancreas is stimulated. Research has shown that, people who regularly practice Yoga, have lower anxiety, are more stress resistant, have normal blood pressure, great heart function, and overall enhanced physical fitness.

Teaching Yoga to Students with Heart Problems

By engaging in such poses as the sun salutation, savasana (corpse pose), locust, and lotus, Yoga practitioners with heart problems will diminish both the systolic and diastolic pressure of the blood pumping to and from the heart muscle. This is a direct correlation with significantly reduced blood pressure levels. Hypertensive Yoga students will become and feel much more relaxed in every day life. Their heart muscles will be under much less tension and in a less tightened state during pumping action.

Yoga Gurus – Recognizing the True Ones

Yoga gurus or yoga teachers, as they are frequently called in the Western world are difficult to find. Yoga has great potential for saleability, all over the world. Therefore, many times it is seen that people with just simple knowledge start acting as yoga gurus. Many so-called yoga gurus take undue advantage of keen inclination of the people for learning yoga. They do more harm than good in the process. Hence, it is extremely important to recognize true gurus or yoga teachers and eliminate the false ones.

Teaching Yoga As a Profession – Consultants and Mentors

As Yoga classes grew in the West, classes moved into Yoga studios, large ashrams, fitness centers, spas, and large public areas. Suddenly, Yoga became something that teachers could devote their whole day to. As a result, some part-time Yoga teachers became full-time teachers.

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