Many people have been wondering about yoga, if it can help cure pain. If theres a specific Yoga instructor just for handling pain. If there are specific Yoga postures dedicated to pain alleviation. If Yoga has some limitations on the kind or intensity of the pain.
Yoga advocates and students are increasingly attesting to the positive results of their Yoga classes which they attend 2-3 times a week. But, similar to typical dietary programs or treatments, yoga has its limitations.
So, as far as yoga is concerned, it’s more of making the newbie perform yoga consistently with diligence. Just like prescription medications, yoga does not offer any definite cure for all complained pains.
Definitely Yoga assures a distraction from the pain and teaches the student to handle it better without negative repercussions.
Constant performance of yoga leads to a turnaround in way of life and makes the practitioner scrutinize their day-to-day activities, even their dietary habits. Yoga differs from the usual exercise programs or the recent wellness fads. Archeological findings have shown the existence of Yoga for more than 5 thousand years. That is definitely not the lifetime of a fad.
Now, to the question of an instructor with focus on pain relief. A yoga teacher that would be effective for pain management should be well informed in the employment of props. That instructor should know very well that yoga stances are tailor-able to students’ specific requirements. So if you feel the slightest rigid Im the teacher and only I know whats best attitude, drop that teacher immediately.
A critical component for a yoga instructor is compassion and the facility to assist students experiencing different illnesses. If this characteristic is not discernible nor felt at all, this instructor cannot fulfill your requirements. Yoga is adaptable to meet specific requirements of its students. Any instructor who hasn’t experienced any previous pain would not be able to feel with the student enough to recognize and accept. This makes a leading or famous Yoga teacher, despite capability of doing all postures with a perfectly toned body like an Olympian, not the best one to have any understanding of the pains youre having.
For those who are going through constant aches, several styles can be adjusted to your particular needs. There is the Restorative yoga, Therapeutic yoga, Iyengar yoga, Yotherapy or Tri-yoga. Take note that these styles depend on the instructors perspective of the principles of each style.
There are times when doctors dont recommend yoga when there is severe pain, like in severe arthritis. The reason behind this is that any posture is bound to hurt your joints. If you find yourself in this situation, where even the mild styles would be forbidden, you should ask that the reason for that advice be explained to you. If ever you’re not satisfied with the answer (or explanation), feel free to get a second opinion from another teacher.
If you want to act on the pains or aches you are going through, consult your doctor. And if your doctor gives the okay, have a go at other options with a Yoga teacher who’s been known to cater to students suffering from aches and pains.
Linda Adams enjoys all things health related.
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