Teaching Yoga and Pilates Can Hurt!

Instructors of Yoga and Pilates have a much greater risk of injury than their students. Instructors have learned to be aware of the limitations and difficulties of their students, but many may not recognize their own risk of injury. The problem lies, not in their ability but, in their risk of overuse.
Teaching schedules for many instructors can be as heavy as six hours per day. The demands of teaching can require much more muscular strength, and endurance, than would normaly be required in an individual’s daily personal practice.
Do to these teaching specific demands, I suggest that Instructors add additional strength and conditioning exercises at least twice a week. These additional workouts are for general strength and muscular endurance conditioning, to support the sometimes excessive physical demands of a Professional Instructor. As we all know, when your living depends on your physical ability to finish the job, many times we go beyond what is best for us individually!
Maintain your body and it will keep on working for you!

About Dr. Chet Collins

Corrective Body Work with Motion Restoration Therapy - It's all about results!
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