Teaching clients with sore backs firstly requires your empathy and then to have knowledge of the way our back works. If you have ever had a sore back yourself, you will know the fear of the pain can sometimes be harder to overcome the actual physical pain.
Weak, imbalanced, and incorrectly functioning core muscles and compromised pelvic floor muscles all put the strain, and pain into the lower back. To ensure safe, effective teaching, all yoga teachers must know how to address these fundamental areas with methods to manage this common complaint.
This series of advanced teaching workshops has been designed as three, 2-hour Remedial Yoga sessions so that you can experience the key postures, focal points, and movements for healthy, happy backs. Each workshop will teach the yoga moves that address the cause and symptoms of lower back pain. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to build trust with your clients, help them to rebuild their self-confidence, and allow them to work towards a pain-free lower back.
Individual workshop attendance is allowed, but to truly understand lower back issues, we recommend attending all three workshops.
Core stability refers to a person’s ability control their muscle groups in any position and movement.
Breathing, especially when using the diaphragm, can significantly influence the alignment and movement of the core, especially on a full range of inhalation and exhalation. On this basis, how a person is breathing may influence their ability to control their core when it’s engaged (or should be) in most physical movements – including controlling our arms and legs.
The focus of this workshop is on the key core muscle postures that should comprise part or most of your classes, and how the combination of the breath control and strengthening exercises will keep you and your clients balanced and centred.