There are a number of different reasons for people to take up yoga. It's good for meditation, helps manage stress and can improve physical fitness. However, people who have certain medical conditions should approach exercises taught in New Jersey yoga classes and similar courses gingerly, as reported by MyHealthNewsDaily.
According to Loren Fishman, who works as both a yoga teacher and physician, people who have osteoporosis should be conservative with forward bends, while those with herniated discs should be careful of forms of yoga that use forward bends. When it comes to twists, it would be preferable for the latter group to twist away from the side of the disk, Fishman said. However, people who have had hip replacements may want to think about using poses other than twists.
Headstands are not intended for individuals with neck or back problems, glaucoma or cerebrovascular issues, according to the news source. But in general, inversion poses could have health benefits for other people. Such moves could "strengthen the diaphragm, helping people with asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, and bring blood to the upper lung fields, places that are under-infused with blood," said Fishman, as quoted by the news source.
Luckily, Dahn Yoga is a low-impact technique that emphasizes calm and relaxation – in other words, no acrobatic headstands or contorting back bends! So if people are interested in this mind-body regimen for health reasons, they should feel free to look for Dahn Yoga locations near them. They would be in good company: according to a survey published in the Yoga Journal, 14 million Americans were practicing yoga on the recommendation of a doctor or therapist.