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Yoga During Menstruation

10 Feb

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Do Not Practice Yoga During  Menstruation Unless Yoga Have a Certified Trainer

It is fine for women to practice yoga during menstruation, and some yoga postures can help to reduce menstrual pain. However, it is important that certain postures – like inversions – but avoided in order to avoid obstruction of the menstrual flow, or bring about any hormonal disturbance. During menstruation, women should listen to their bodies, and avoid over-exertion.

The following poses can prove beneficial for practitioners during menstruation:

Standing forward extensions, such as Uttanasana (Forward Bend), Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog), Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide-Legged Forward Bend), and Parsvottanasana (Intense Side Stretch Pose) – except for those women suffering from particularly low energy levels. Continue reading

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Correcting Muscular Imbalances Using Poses

8 Feb

Pigeon Pose

The human body is a movement system. This system is considered to be balanced if the joints create motion that is consistent with their kinesiological standard. We can tell if our body – or our movement system – is in balance by means of surveying posture and alignment, and we can also tell if it is out of balance by detecting problems in these areas.

The muscles that surround each joint create what are called ‘force couples’ of ‘equal and opposite forces’  that affect that body parts to which the muscles are attached. When one of these muscular forces is altered, a change occurs in how the joint functions about its axis of motion. Continue reading

Organic or Not?

5 Jan

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Organic food is food that is produced using environmentally and animal friendly farming methods on organic farms in a way that limits the use of synthetic materials during production.  Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony. Continue reading

YOGA FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

24 Dec

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Yoga may seem a surprising choice of activity for children with autism, ADHD, and other special needs but I am here to assure you that Yoga, when modified for the children with special needs, works wonders. Yoga can not only influence these children’s behaviors but also improves their moods.

Children with ADHD, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and on the autistic spectrum are some of those special children for whom yoga can provide a world of benefit. However, teaching such kids yoga can be quite a challenge. However, all children are capable of learning and expressing. Yoga can help special needs children deal with day-to-day challenges and be immensely beneficial to build body awareness and inner calm. Continue reading

Tips On How To Control Diabetes

22 Dec

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When one has diagnosed with diabetes, most people think that they can no longer live a regular life. The useful tips in this article will teach you on diabetes management and how one can live a healthy and normal life. Applying these tips into your daily life is something that no one else can do for you.

Daily exercise can help you to control your diabetes in two ways; it not only lowers your blood sugar levels but also increase your insulin sensitivity. You can try resistance training and aerobic exercise for better results.

Add vinegar into your meals. A couple tablespoons of vinegar ingested before you eat a meal can slow down the rise of your glucose levels. Vinegar not only slows the speed of starch digestion, but also keeps digested food in the stomach for longer.

As a diabetes patient, you need to take extra care of your teeth because you have higher risk of gum disease. To keep your teeth and gums healthy, brush and floss on a regular basis. Continue reading

Kids Yoga Class

20 Dec

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When it comes to teaching children anything, fun is the key. Yoga poses need to be adapted to suit children based on their developmental stages. Children can be categorized into different age groups: 0 to 2 years, 3 to 6 years, 7 to 10 years and 11 to 12 years captures children in similar developmental stages. An 11 year old and 12 year old is a pre-teen, while a 3 to 6 can be considered a toddler. It is important to make yoga fun by incorporating different innovative ideas.

 

CLASSROOM LAYOUT

  • Classroom organization is an important component of setting up the dynamics of a children’s class.
  • •To initiate very young children into yoga and develop trust, it may be a good idea to begin with partnering the kids with their parents or with each other.
  • •Practicing in a circle assists with behavior management and allows the children to look at other children.
  • •Allowing children to work as ‘mirrors’ facing each other can also be a good organizational practice. Continue reading

Kids Yoga Poses

19 Dec

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Some of the animal poses children of all ages can do are:

Downward dog pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana) This poses involves full body stretching and can be used for warming up session. Walking the legs out or even ‘peeing’ three legged dog hold interest.

Simhasana or lion’s pose is good for stretching the body as well as getting the blood circulation going. This pose is almost like making funny faces and roaring like a lion at the same time

•Cobra (Bhujangasana) is great for flexing the spine. This pose will correct the child’s posture and keep the backbone healthy. PreGteens can be taught to do this as part of sun salutation session.

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•Cat pose or bidalasana is a fun pose. This pose could be accompanied by mewing and hissing to make it more fun.

•Vriksasana or the tree pose is a simple pose to teach the child to balance on one leg. Teachers and partners can get creative and modify the pose to form swaying trees. Continue reading