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Yoga for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers

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Yoga helps to enhance your body awareness, strengthen your body, and teach you how to restore your mind, body, and spirit. Yoga adds strength and flexibility to your body and enhances the body’s ability to practice massage. Practicing yoga helps you to gain body awareness. The principles of yoga can make your job easier and can help prevent injury.


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Any questions or comments about practicing yoga?

Please feel free to add discussions or questions about practicing yoga? Do your wrists hurt after practicing downward facing dog or plank for instance? I would be glad to help so you practice yoga…Continue

Started by Karina Braun Sep 6, 2012.

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Comment by Karina Braun on December 10, 2012 at 4:51pm

Hi Tiffany. I agree and that is why different classes fit ceratin body types, previous injuries, etc. I believe a personal practice is very important so you can go inward and practice what our inner guidance tells us.

Gordon- love the comment and agree...only thing is we live busy lives and sometimes have to take classes to fit this time in. It does come naturally and we should listen to the wisdom of our bodies.

Comment by Gordon J. Wallis on December 7, 2012 at 2:44am

Cats stretch.  They dont need to take classes.  And they never do it wrong.

Comment by Tiffany Dominguez on December 7, 2012 at 12:20am
I've encountered grey area's whenever I attend yoga classes. I've been with an ankle that I sprained about four to five times throughout my lifetime and it has not healed 100%. In yoga classes most of the instructors have "fixed" me while I do certain poses and since my ankle is painful at times, it's difficult to explain that to the instructor while their teaching the class.

With that said; I believe that yoga is a very sacred and spiritual gift for each individual. Each person has their way of posing therefore compromising muscles will always take affect.
Comment by Zia Nath on November 5, 2012 at 10:29pm

Nice Info Karina. Really Yoga is also helpful for our body than Craniosacral therapy.

I agree with you.

Comment by Karina Braun on November 5, 2012 at 6:38pm

In response to Zia:

I believe yoga therapy should be taught by a licensed yoga teacher if you are going to use the word yoga. I think what the term yoga massage therapy means is yoga stretching which is a lot like Thai massage. Cranial sacral therapy is much different. Very gentle work with specific holds working with the Cranial sacral system and does not do physical stretching. What do you think?


Travis: I think Yoga for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers is a great course to help with alignment while working and prevent injury :-)

Comment by Karina Braun on November 5, 2012 at 6:33pm

So glad all of you have joined this site.


Yoga Tip:

Yoga helps us learn not to work with our ego all the time. Yoga is for self-awareness and is not to be used as competition with yourself or others. To prevent injury while doing yoga, utilize your breath, work with your stretch point, use body awareness, and learn from a qualified instructor.

Comment by Zia Nath on October 24, 2012 at 10:23pm

Hey group friends, can you tell me what is difference between yoga massage therapy and craniosacral therapy?

Comment by Barry McFarlane on October 9, 2012 at 6:43pm

Hello Community. I'm interested in re-establishing my practice in the near term. I have a growing interest in yoga and its potential connection with massage. I just wanted in introduce myself and would welcome any and all communications with therapists who are now integrating yoga and massage in their practice.

Comment by Mike Hinkle on September 12, 2012 at 10:48pm

Hi Karina! Haven't had the chance to get over to this site much! Hope all is well!

Comment by Cindy L. Williams on September 7, 2012 at 3:18pm

This is great!  I have found that the yoga/massage combo has been a great benefit to my life.  Yoga energizes my body at the start of the day, and restores it after a long day of work.  Especially after giving massage.


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