Salute to the Sun is a perfect routine that most people can manage if they are shown how to do it correctly. If you have any physical limitations there are easier variants that may be suitable.
Each round has 12 poses (or asanas) and it is usual to do an even number of rounds so that both sides of your body get the same benefits. If you do 12 rounds you will have done 288 poses which is a great result. If done slowly, Salute to the Sun can be used as a form of meditation, if done fast it can be a workout that is hard to beat.
Salute to the Sun is a full body workout, from top to toe, which also has breathing, balance, stretching, core, strength and spinal benefits. Not only that, it burns more calories than other workouts. Calories burned by a 30 minute workout are shown below:
Weightlifting = 120 calories
Back pain is a common issue. In a recent report, military veterans reduced their use of pain killers, and reported less fatigue and better functioning, after a programme of yoga classes.
Yoga and hypnotherapy are different but there is an area of overlap. It has been found that hypnotherapy can also reduce back pain and the need for pain medication. In a recent study it was noted that:
It is concluded that hypnosis may be utilized maximally as an important adjunct to other therapeutic methods in the treatment of low back pain.
If you have chronic pain, appropriate, carefully managed yoga and/or hypnotherapy could make a difference. Please note that we are not doctors but we do work with people with chronic pain.
People with serious health issues, or who are in recovery, or who have never been to a yoga class, sometimes find it hard to take the step to book into a group class. If this is you, one option is to book a free initial meeting, or to consider 1-to-1 classes, until you feel comfortable to be in a small yoga group session.
Please contact Shanti for a confidential discussion.
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