The Middle Path | 30 Hour Therapeutic Elements of Yoga Training in Dubai by Zephyr Wildman, April 29 -May 3, 2016
Over years of use, our joints can get “ground up”—creaking, popping, and wheezing under the stress of their loads. Our hips in particular suffer—so much so that people eventually need hip-replacement surgery. Yoga, which aims for balance and harmony at every level of life, can help us stabilize and revitalize our hips by giving us the tools and the understanding to “hold close” to our spacious center, not just for the sake of our spiritual lives, but also for the health of our joints and the graceful aging of our bodies.
The confluence of a few simple factors can create a perfect storm of stress in the hip joint, especially for those leading an active life: joggers, walkers, weekend athletes, and, of course, asana practitioners (when we are not careful). To understand the problem, we’ll look at two important sets of muscles: the adductors (muscles of the inner thigh and groin that draw the legs toward the midline of the body) and the abductors (muscles of the outer hip that move the thighs apart, away from the midline).
Take a close look at hip imbalances and yoga asana solutions for overcoming pain while building strength and flexibility >> Overcome and Prevent Hip Pain
This article was published by Yoga International and written by Doug Keller who holds a master’s degree in philosophy from Fordham University. His yoga journey includes 14 years of practicing in Siddha Yoga ashrams, intensive training in the Iyengar and Anusara methods, and nearly a decade of teaching in the U.S. and abroad. Doug Keller is one of Zephyr Wildman’s direct yoga teachers and she’s excited to present a fascinating 5 Day Therapeutics Training in Dubai on April 29-May 3, 2016.
Whether you are a teacher or practitioner, you will benefit from this intensive, where you will learn dozens of holistic healing postures, the therapeutic benefits of each posture, the art of sequencing a full restorative practice, as well as several sequences to boost energy in a tired, lethargic body and address specific areas in the body.
- This 5 day teacher training is open for yoga teachers, physical therapists, body workers, energy workers, pilates and fitness instructors, stress management professions, and health counselors.
- May also be taken by students with a regular yoga practice who are interested in a deeper understanding of therapeutics, the nervous system and energetics.
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