Yoga for gardeners
What you'll learn
- How to stay as injury free as possible while gardening
- How the spiritual tenets or yamas of yoga- particularly Ahimsa /non-violence, Satya /being true to yourself, and Aparigraha/moderation
- Essential body mechanics and ergonomics relevant for gardening, many applicable for other life activities as well
- How to increase strength and flexibility relevant for specific gardening tasks, again helpful in daily life as well
- no prior yoga experience necessary!
What you’ll learn:
How to stay as injury free as possible while gardening
How the spiritual tenets or yamas of yoga- particularly Ahimsa /non-violence, Satya /being true to yourself, and Aparigraha/moderation, non grasping, apply to gardening
Essential body mechanics and ergonomics relevant for gardening, many applicable for other life activities as well
How to increase strength and flexibility relevant for specific gardening tasks, again helpful in daily life as well
No yoga experience necessary
Caution if significant or acute spinal or joint injuries or limitations
Post joint replacement or spinal surgery should get clearance from their physicians
This course includes:
2 introductory presentations of the yoga-gardening connection, body mechanics, garden ergonomics, and relevant anatomy
6 distinct yoga sequences approximately 30 minutes in length with essential basic postures especially relevant for gardeners, including core strength, spinal mobility, leg strength, shoulder and upper back stretches, upper and lower back strength, arm stretches, and post gardening relaxation. Rotating through these sequences during the week gives a complete well balanced practice.
Variations of the yoga postures with modifications for different abilities and body types
Demonstration of the yoga postures’ application to specific gardening tasks and use as stretch breaks during garden activities.
Beautiful and inspiring garden footage
Who This course is for:
Anyone who loves gardening and wants to stay as healthy and injury free as possible doing it- no prior yoga experience necessary!
As we demonstrate, you do not have to be young, model-gorgeous, wear special outfits, or do perfect yoga to benefit from the practice.
Gardening is Heaven for the soul, but can be Hell on the Body!
You don’t need a green thumb to benefit from this beautiful beginner-advanced beginner course presenting the spiritual yoga-gardening connection, gardening ergonomics and body mechanics for injury prevention, and 6 distinct yoga sequences providing a comprehensive program promoting strength and flexibility with special relevance for gardening. The instructor has 35 plus years’ experience as an orthopedic medicine physician, certified yoga instructor, and passionate gardener. This course was born out of her experiences with her own as well as fellow fanatic gardeners’ gardening injuries!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who loves gardening and wants to stay as healthy and injury free as possible doing it- no prior yoga experience necessary!
I embarked on the study of medicine with the vision of being the ultimate family doctor who would provide “holistic” treatment “from cradle to grave”. After a few years of private practice attempting to do just that, I realized my real passion and aptitude was working with people with musculoskeletal problems such as back and neck pain and injuries; shoulder,hip and other extremity injuries; or nerve injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, and to promote their healing not just physically, but also in mind and spirit.
Having suffered my own injuries from car and other accidents and benefited so much from “alternative therapies” such as manual therapy, acupuncture, and yoga, I have made it my life’s work to guide patients through a rehabilitation process that encompasses so much more than just the drugs, surgery, and “living with it” that standard allopathic AMA medicine offers.
The “whole person centered” approach is thoroughly ingrained in me from my family practice years, and I always address life style factors including nutrition, exercise, stress management and attitudinal adjustment to support healing of orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries.