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Yoga medicine presentation

  1. 1. Yoga Medicine Mind-Body Medicine AnthonyWallace, CALA, ACHA, CCMA P.C.D.I. Healthcare and Consultants ofTexas, LLC © Copyright All right Reserved
  2. 2. Disclaimer ▪ This presentation is designed to educate students, college faculty, and the general public regarding Yoga studies. ▪ It is recommended that all information presented in the presentation be shared with your primary care physician. ▪ Alternative medical techniques may contradict other conventional styles of medicine. This may cause adverse reaction to treatment and even death. ▪ Yoga is a safe practice if done correctly. It is recommended that any person(s) that are wanting to integrate yoga into their routine, please seek a certified professional. This will prevent injuries.
  3. 3. Yoga History ▪ According to the research, the discipline or foundation of yoga is unknown. ▪ There are ancient literatures that were found to be useful as the foundational methods of practice. ▪ The main text that was found around 200 B.C was The Patanjali Yoga Sutras. This text did not provide descriptions of yoga exercises but the philosophy behind yoga practice (Kruszewska, 2007).
  4. 4. The Yogist ▪ Yoga practice originated in the indies. The styles and philosophies differ depending on the region and the guru that came up with the poses and psychology of the practice. ▪ Yoga ultimately is a form of mind and body medicine that will aid the patient in relieving stress. ▪ Yoga distresses the body to naturally heal itself by sending stressful chemicals (Cortisol) and other toxins out of the body. ▪ Yoga is a science and a form of enlighten psychology .
  5. 5. The Yogist and Stress ▪ Stress can cause the body to become susceptible to disease such as cold, flu's, and other communicable diseases. ▪ The Yogist psychology channels negative energy and positive energy into one breath. Positive energy goes in and negative energy goes out (Wallace, 2013). ▪ The breath is the cycle of life. The breath of a person should always be a healing breath and never one that is caused by stress (huffing and sighing).
  6. 6. Meditative Practices ▪ Yoga is a practice that can be perceived as a religious practice, but it is not. ▪ Yoga is a form of mind-body medicine that can relax the body and bring the mind a neutral state. ▪ Yoga can also promote muscles flexibility and joint rejuvenation. ▪ Mediation can treat depression and other medical disorders.
  7. 7. Styles of Yoga Practice
  8. 8. Pregnancy Yoga ▪ This form of yoga practice focuses on the breath. ▪ This yoga practice is mostly used in Lamas training. ▪ The form of breathing that is used is called ujjayi. This form of breathing is slow and is used to relax the body and mind (Baby Center, 2013). ▪ Ujjayi therapeutic breathing is used in Naturopathy to control pain caused contractions, other pain caused by injury or sickness, and anti-anxiety breathing (wallace,2013). ▪ Caution: make sure that you are healthy enough to conduct the exercises. Make sure that you are sharing all activities with your primary care Doctor. If you feel contractions, bleeding, spotting, or any other negative reactions. Stop the exercise and call your Doctor.
  9. 9. Bikram (Hot) Yoga ▪ Bikram yoga was integrated from India to the United States by Mr. Bikram Choudhury in 1974 (Pizer, 2013). ▪ This form of yoga is practiced in temperatures reaching 95- 100 degrees Fahrenheit. ▪ Bikram yoga may detox the body by sweating out poisons and other impurities. ▪ Caution: make sure that you are well hydrated during the classes. Recognize the symptoms of dehydration and heat exhaustion.
  10. 10. Children Yoga ▪ This form of yoga is the same as any other forms of yoga but tailored to children. ▪ This form of yoga has been proven to promote flexibility and social skills. ▪ There are studies that show this form of yoga practice may reduce behavior problems in school. ▪ Caution: Children with medical disabilities may need further assessment by the trainer/yogist. All medical disabilities must be shared with the Yogist to ensure safety during the exercises (diabetes, spinal problems, heart disease, medications, etc).
  11. 11. Anahata Yoga ▪ This form of yoga focuses on empowerment. ▪ Its philosophies are the beliefs that every human holds exquisite and magnificent light (Neubauer, 2011). ▪ This form of yoga uses body poses to reflect light or empowerment from the sun. ▪ To the left hand side is an example of Anahata Yoga. ▪ Cautions: This form of yoga can be a strain on the body. Make sure that you are performing these exercises under the skillful eye of a certified practitioner. AnahataYogaVideo
  12. 12. Syastha Yoga ▪ This form of yoga uses the same movements as any other yoga discipline. ▪ Practitioners believe returning to self- purification of the mind (Parker, 2013) ▪ Yoga is a form of relaxation and detoxification of the spirit and mind. If you clear the mind you will rid the spirit of clutter. ▪ On the left hand side, there is an example of SyasthaYoga. SyasthaYoga Institute
  13. 13. Power Yoga ▪ This form of yoga get its roots from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. ▪ This form of yoga was inspired by several yogist but one in particular is Larry Schultz. ▪ This is an intensive style of yoga that requires self-discipline and controlled body movements. ▪ Caution: Do not perform this form of yoga if you have any type of muscle pains or strains. This form of yoga has the highest injury rate due to improper technique. Most injuries are recorded as back injuries.
  14. 14. TaoistYoga ▪ This form of yoga does not have a inspired author recorded but originates from India. ▪ This form of yoga is mixed with marital arts and requires a lot of energy. ▪ The marital art poses that are used during the exercises are from the tai chi disciplines. ▪ To the left, there is a video that will give more information regardingTao practice. TaoistYoga
  15. 15. MudraYoga ▪ This form of yoga comes from India and is the most medicinal forms of yoga.This is an Ayurvedic remedy for disease control. ▪ This form of yoga uses hand and finger gestures to treat diseases in the body. ▪ This is the most simplest forms of yoga that focuses on mind-bodyhealing. Nerve ending organ stimulation through the finger tips. ▪ This techniques is used by Ayurvedic practitioners in India and in the United States. ▪ There is a video to the left that will display how this technique is done. ▪ Caution: it is important to make sure that the practitioner is trained in this art.This art may be used as an alternative form of therapy to compliment conventional therapy. Improper use of this art may cause (Qi) energy disruptions causing diseases. MudraYoga
  16. 16. Recommendations ▪ Yoga is a form of meditative exercises that will clear the mind of congestion and clutter. ▪ All forms of yoga has its benefits and dangers. It is recommended that a certified yogist conduct any type of yoga treatment. ▪ At this time, there are no state laws that prevent a unlicensed yogist from teaching classes. I recommend for the safety of the group, that the class leader become certified. This will prevent back and other muscle-skeletal injuries as a results of bad posture. ▪ There are online courses that an instructor may take to become certified. I highly recommend in classroom training. This will give the instructor more knowledge to share with fellow colleagues, clients, and future employers. ▪ Listen to your body, if it hurts stop and seek advice from the Yogist and your primary care physician. ▪ Lastly, have fun getting fit and relax from all tension. Take care and be in good health.
  17. 17. References ▪ Batra, P. (Director). (2011). What is Tao Yoga [Motion Picture]. ▪ Carter, B. (2013). Great Pregnancy Exercise. Prenatal Yoga , pg 1. Retrieved from Prenatal Exercise. ▪ Free Malaysia Today. (n.d.). Stress Man . Retrieved from ▪ Kruazewska, M. (2007). What is Yoga and Where does it come from. pg 1. ▪ Mind body Green . (n.d.). Yoga History. Retrieved from ▪ Parker, M. (Director). (2013). Testimony Svustha Yoga Institute [Motion Picture]. ▪ Pizer, A. (Director). (2013). Bikram Yoga [Motion Picture]. ▪ Today, D. Y. (n.d.). Different Types off Yoga Today. Retrieved from ▪ what is power yoga. (2013). So what is power yoga . Retrieved from