Article by Glen Wood – The Yoga Teacher
Yoga for Drivers Neck and Shoulder Pain Part 5
A 1938 yoga instruction video, was the first of its kind. If yoga is a worldwide cultural phenomenon today, it is thanks to one man — the grandmaster of yoga, BKS Iyengar. From a previously complex discipline only passed down from master to student, Iyengar — or Guru ji, as he is respectfully called — took yoga to the masses. As a result there are now many ‘spin offs’ from what he started.
Yoga is not about simply getting into a posture, it’s about working the posture once its attained and using that level of concentration to draw the awareness to the here and now. In the 1970s she studied extensively with India’s leading yogi, the indomitable B.K.S. Iyengar, who relieved her chronic back problems and revealed the healing power of yoga.
In a style which tempers discipline with understanding, Ruth’s perception of the strengths and weaknesses of a group is an impressive feat to behold and she effortlessly juggles three levels of students, keeping every individual working to their maximum. By tuning into what people are experiencing, drawing them out of their heads and into their bodies Ruth suggests a certain shift of balance and perspective that makes the postures (asanas) more steady, more exact and more grounded.
Note: If you experience knee or back pain, do not stay in the pose. Seek the guidance of an experienced teacher to help you. Practitioners usually feel a good stretch in the front of the thighs and hips. However, you may use more elevation under your back if this is too intense. Be patient and do not force your body beyond its capabilities. With quiet, regular and determined practice, the body gains pliability and your mind will learn to be still and determined.
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Glen Wood – The Yoga Teacher, dedicated to unlocking the Real Secrets of Back, Shoulder and Neck Pain.
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