Midlife carries the unavoidable conception of “winding down,” of slowly losing our physical and cognitive abilities from age 40 and on.
Fortunately, we now know, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are numerous ways we can impact the trajectory of how the second half of our life unfolds.
In this online course, yoga therapist and author Dr. Ginger Garner, DPT gives an in-depth look at how we can take greater control over the aging process using yoga as an approach to whole mind-body wellness.
For yoga practice to give us the full benefit over time, we first need to learn how to make it sustainable by practicing in a way that lowers the risk of injury over time.
The physical body is interconnected with and reflects our mental health and vice-versa. Our yoga practice should be multi-modal as well so that it can address systems-based health.
Biomedical medicine for the most part diagnoses disease by evaluating one body system at a time. Systems-based health, in contrast, is a way of seeking whole-body health and looking at system interrelationships.
This concept is embraced in Functional and Lifestyle Medicine.
The aging population and those who suffer from premature aging are at far higher risk for suffering from chronic diseases and the pain that goes with them, as well as COVID-19.
As a result, sustainable yoga practice is urgently needed now more than ever. We must move toward a total wellness practice that embraces age-related change while minimizing premature aging and preventable disease.
It’s essential that we move beyond postural-based, fitness-driven practice and nurture safety and strength and balance mobility with stability through solid science and post-lineage practice. This course will focus on how we can take this important next step in the development of yoga.
What You Will Learn:
- How to sustain health and well-being for as long as possible by building a sustainable yoga practice that lowers the risk of injury.
- The leading risk factors that predispose us to injury in yoga posture practice and the key foundations for working with them to prevent injury.
- How injury risk in yoga relates to other health factors.
- The key guidelines for using yoga as a comprehensive functional fitness and wellness program.
- How to enhance interoception, proprioception, and vagal functioning in order to fully inhabit the midlife experience and identity.
- The essentials you need to know to age well today, and how to use yoga systematically to create a balanced lifestyle.
- New, sustainable ways of using yoga for midlife empowerment, which are orthopaedically sustainable and help you build a lifelong practice.
This Course Also Includes:
- Yoga Practice Video: Enjoy a yoga practice video that accompanies this course designed by Dr. Ginger Garner.
- Recordings of All Webinar Sessions: It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get access to the recordings of all webinar sessions – both MP3 (downloadable) and MP4 (streaming online), enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.
- Transcripts of All Sessions: Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the webinar sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.
This course qualifies for 3.75 non-contact hour CEs with Yoga Alliance.