Yoga Contraindication Book for Teachers
Yoga students look to their teachers for a lot; for guidance, for motivation, for instruction and to keep them safe. Teaching isn't easy - especially with all levels classes and beginner students. The Index helps you relax and focus on teaching. It's designed to refresh your memory on a medical condition and posture modifications in the 20 seconds you have before class starts.
Thinking about teaching outreach classes? Students in homeless shelters, prisons, nursing homes and similar environments are much more likely to have medical conditions that could be impacted by certain postures.
What is it?
The Contraindication Index for Yoga Asanas is an essential reference guide to injuries, ailments, and medical conditions that can be exacerbated by certain yoga postures. It cross-references extensive research on 35 common medical conditions, injuries and ailments and 112 fundamental yoga poses, explaining which ones should be avoided, which ones can be modified and how.
The Index is conveniently organized according to the medical condition, rather than the posture and provides guidance as to whether a position can be modified and practiced with increased safety or should be avoided.
Want to see what's covered or get a feel for how it's organized? You can view the first 12 pages online for free!
Format: eBook (Standard License)
File Type: PDF
File Size: 3.3 MB
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Want to share or distribute The Index to your students? We offer a Studio License
Here's what a few people have said about The Index:
"The Contraindication Index for Yoga Asanas is a refreshing and easy to follow tool for yoga teachers. The electronic format makes the index very functional when I need to pull up information quickly or on the go. It's reassuring to know that I am teaching my students a safe yet challenging class."
~Sari Leigh, RYT200 - Anacostia Yogi - Washington, DC
"The Contraindication Index for Yoga Asanas gives a wonderful outline of common injuries/diseases and which yoga poses to avoid or modify. It is a helpful tool for both teachers and practitioners alike. Many people will benefit to have this reference guide handy, not just for injury prevention, but also to maximize the benefits of their practice by working more intelligently."
~Jill Lawson, RYT200 - Jill Lawson Yoga - Dolores, CO
"AMAZING TOOL that every yoga practitioner and teacher should own.
Thanks for giving back to the yoga community with your time,
positive energy and generous spirit."
~N. Sugathapala, Yoga student - West Palm Beach, FL