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1 Sneak-Peek At Yoga And Your Health

1 Sneak-Peek At Yoga And Your Health


Do you have any of the following:  Anxiety and Panic Attacks? Arthritis? Asthma? Back Pain? Cancer? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Depression? Diabetes? Fibromyalgia? Headaches? Heart Disease? High Blood Pressure? HIV/AIDS? Infertility? Insomnia? Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Menopause? Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? Overweight and Obesity?

Many people feel that they can not do Yoga because of health issues.  That is both true and false.  How can it be both?  While it is true that health issues can prevent you from doing yoga, there are still poses that can help you regardless of your limitations.

What’s The Problem?

The problem arises out of trying to find a class to help you with your issues.  Many studio’s have group classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced as well as different practices of yoga.  But with an aging population there doesn’t seem to be the awareness that just because you have health issues that you can not practice.   Anyone can practice yoga regardless of your health concerns.  You just need to find the right teacher that you trust and knows what they are doing to help you with your yoga and your health.

I hate to say it but a 20 something will not have the experience to help with poses that you can do if you have arthritis, high blood pressure or heart disease.  Many younger teachers focus on poses and flows and  not much on the health benefits of an aging body.  Learning about what Yoga can do for your health takes years of discovery.  Yes you can probably learn about it from books but it’s the years of hands on experience to know if a problem arises or not.  You don’t want to do a pose for someone who has heart disease and not know what to look for if an emergency was to arise.

What Do You Do?

For us here at Costa Rica Retreat we have a variety of ages in our classes, mostly older students.  We have many who have limitations for one reason or another as well as those with health concerns.  Ed arranges his classes to where everyone can benefit.  We are also working on more detailed classes designed for different health concerns that we have posted above.

How is it that we understand this more than someone else?  Well we hate to admit it but we’re aging as well and we have some of those health concerns like you do.  Being teachers, and as we age, we become more concerned with Yoga and Your Health.  Yes Eds classes work you through sequences and poses but we are talking more with our students, especially those who haven’t been back in awhile, and learning what their concerns are.  At Costa Rica Retreat we are growing and working towards having other local teachers to join us.  We’re also going to focus on 1 on 1 type classes to help our local community with their help concerns.

Many have the false idea that Yoga has to be difficult or that they are too old to start practicing.  We have had many students here notice results on their posture, back pain, stress and many other concerns are much better.  So what health issues do you have that you “think” is preventing you from practicing yoga?  Ready to do something about Yoga and Your Health?  Join us for one of our 1 on 1 retreats and we’ll help you to address those concerns and come up with a yoga practice that will help you in many ways.

What Can I Do?

When you join us for a 1 on 1 retreat, you will be the only person here so that our main focus is on you.  It’s perfectly fine if you want to bring a friend or a loved one to join in.  We can help them with their medical concerns as well.  Plus it’s a lot more fun when you bring someone along.  We take care of just about everything for you from picking you up and returning you to the airport in San Jose, to providing you with 3 nutritious meals a day.

Do you want to go on a few excursions?  We have included some in your retreat package, and of course the excursions are negotiable if it’s not something you want to do.  We are constantly trying to convert our landscape here at Costa Rica Retreat to be a more edible landscape.  So what are you waiting for?  Go to our events page and book your retreat now!

So join our mailing list to see when our next retreat is scheduled as well as to learn about upcoming classes and workshops.  At Costa Rica Retreat we treat you like family because to us you already are.

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