Evidence-based Teaching Recommendations & Strategies for Yoga Therapy

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From the Yoga Bear "Meeting of the Minds" conference on January 10th, 2008. Kelly McGonigal, PhD shares strategies for yoga therapy.

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Evidence-based Teaching Recommendations & Strategies for Yoga Therapy

  1. 1. Kelly McGonigal, PhD Yoga Bear Advisor Editor in Chief , International Journal of Yoga Therapy Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies
  2. 2. Yoga Therapy Spirit
  3. 3. Relaxation Restorative Yoga Breathing
  4. 4. Breathing <ul><li>The Body Scan (“Breathing the Body”) </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate Nostril Breathing </li></ul><ul><li>Extended Exhalations </li></ul>
  5. 5. Meditation Philosophy
  6. 6. Meditation <ul><li>Breath Awareness/Mindfulness </li></ul><ul><li>Lovingkindness (self and others) </li></ul><ul><li>Visualizations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Philosophy Pearls <ul><li>“Yoga is about……” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compassion for yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letting go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accepting impermanence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognizing your inner strength </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“Know that….” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are already whole, and already healed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The energy of life flows through you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You are not this body, and you are not separate from this body. You are the radiance who lives inside this body. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Asana Vinyasa
  9. 9. Asana and Vinyasa <ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul><ul><li>Forget perfect – look for a way in, not the way </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize the meaning and benefits of a pose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Releasing tension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heart-opening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expressing strength, balance, courage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to take care of yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create rituals and routines </li></ul>
  10. 10. Flow Chanting Discussion
  11. 11. GESTURE OF COURAGE
  12. 12. OM
  13. 14. Class Plan <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation with Breathing/Meditation </li></ul><ul><li>Gentle Asana or Vinyasa </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation with Breathing/Meditation </li></ul><ul><li>Create Community </li></ul>
  14. 16. Resources <ul><li>International Association of Yoga Therapists </li></ul><ul><li>www.iayt.org </li></ul><ul><li>Kelly McGonigal </li></ul><ul><li>www.kellymcgonigal.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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