12 Principles of Yoga: Maximum Results, Minimum Injury

The 12 Principles of SAFE Yoga:

How To Maximize Results
While Minimizing Injury . . .

In the Practice & Teaching of
Physical/Mental Yoga, Let-Go Yoga
& Therapeutic Yoga

by David Scott Lynn


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Have You Ever . . .

  • Wondered if you’re getting The Most out of Yoga possible?
  • Wondered about the differences between Yoga and Stretching?
  • Been worried that certain postures were causing problems?
  • Noticed that a lot of people are getting injured while doing yoga?
  • Wished you had a System for doing yoga that solved the above problems?
  • Wanted to know the Principles and Sciences behind what yoga is all about?
  • Wondered how to integrate the Mind into Yoga, or make Stretching Conscious?

Well, You Can Stop Wondering . . .

There are many reasons people get either GREAT Results, or NOT so great results, or even get injured, while practicing yoga. … Many of the reasons are based on physiological and anatomical principles that are, with minor, individual variations, universal to all human beings, no real exceptions.

These Principles are not rocket science. Yet much of it is almost the opposite of what many have been taught in classical or popular approaches to yoga or stretching over the years and centuries.

The main problem is, most yoga today is not taught with a truly anatomically and physiologically sound approach to selecting, performing and utilizing asana. They often have completely different objectives which takes their practices in very different directions than what might be best for the human bodymind attempting to live successfully in today’s Western society. Many also have a psycho-emotional orientation — such as the No Pain, No Gain philosophy — that cause them to perform movements & actions counter-rpoductive to their well-being, be it physical or mental.

Here in the pages of this website, you can learn about and gain access to the information you need to more effectively understand, design and perform yogasana. (Or teach it if you are a yoga teacher.) You can become more competent at using yoga therapeutically in self-treatment or in working with a yoga therapist. Most importantly, you’ll understand many of the reasons people get injured, and how to avoid it. … Or fix it if it has already happened.

An Introduction to the
12 Principles of Maximizing Results
While, With the Very Same Principles,
Minimizing Injury
in the Practice and Teaching of Yoga

Over the years, as I was teaching my FUNdamentals of Yoga course to various people, it gradually dawned on me that a significantly modified — though very related — set of principles was emerging for people who were in need of a more healing and therapeutic level of yoga.

It also became clear, in part from feedback from Private Clients, that these same principles should be applied for Preventive Practices, for those wishing to keep their accumulations of C.E.M.&N.T. or Chronic, Excess Muscle & Nerve Tension to a minimum level.

Restorative Yoga, developed in great part by B.K.S. Iyengar, and his partner Gita, is good for many and certain situations, especially high-trauma and injury. But though very useful, that approach was too static, passive and somewhat limited for most of what I was looking for to help most of my Private Therapy Clients & Students. Though they had long-term problems, most of them were more-or-less functional, and needed just a little less static asana than the restorative approach for their therapeutic needs.

(When I say more-or-less functional, they might have been in constant pain, with many things they could not do, but they could still get to work, do their jobs, and the like. They very often had quite a wide range of motion. It might have been exhausting or very NOT fun, but they could at least get around.)

I was looking for an approach that integrated all aspects of what I knew about the healing aspects of yoga, and integrating what I had learned from the hands-on aspects of my Private Sessions. I started to piece it together, much of it working on my own muscular problems, and then, since it worked so well for me, trying it out with Clients. … with excellent results.

Actually LISTENING To Clients . . .

As I developed the system, some of my Clients started telling me that since it worked so good for helping them get OUT of trouble, should not they have been doing the same things to KEEP them from getting INTO trouble in the first place? … HMMMM …

REALLY Good Point. … It’s really true that if we are really paying attention to who we are teaching, they will often teach us far more than we teach them.

So I started to realize that EVERYONE, if not already doing something similar, needed to learn this new approach, and use it on a regular basis, as a way of preventing long-term problems. Not that they needed to do this exclusively, but as a balance to the more aggressive exercise systems and/or yoga practices out there, like traditional Iyengar, Ashtanga, Power, etc.

Ironically, I also started getting a number of Private Clients who were themselves yoga teachers and were developing physical problems to the point of not being able to teach or even DO yoga without pain or other limitations. … I realized that certain aspects of the way they were doing yoga was causing their problems. They soon, with my help, figured it out too, although at first, they did not want to believe that their yoga was actually causing their conditions.

For more information on The Increasing Rate of Yoga Injuries <== Please CLICK HERE

And, the more they were experiencing problems with pain, posture and/or dysfunction, the more they had to lean toward the more relaxing end of the yogic spectrum that I advocate in this element of The DSL Method of Let-Go Yoga.

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The 12 Principles of Yoga:
How To Maximize Results While Minimizing Injury
in the Practice & Teaching of Yoga

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What You’ll Learn in the 12 Principles e-Book:

  • Why the Usual Approaches to Warming Up are NOT such a Hot Idea
  • Why No Pain Means MORE Gain
  • How Length (relaxation) Brings Strength to your muscles
  • Why beginners should focus on ONE Muscle at a time
  • How to release the Natural Forces built into your body
  • What IS Relaxation … really?
  • How your Breath controls the yoga pose
  • How to DE-Compress your Joints
  • Why avoiding resistance is not a good idea
  • How to Integrate the Mind into the physical Body
  • Why doing the same thing on both sides is NOT always a good idea
  • Why MOST so-called beginners poses are not so basic

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Thanks for Reading,
Take Care,
David Scott Lynn
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DSL the Yogi at Whole Life Perspectives
Beginning at 13 years of age, DSL's been involved with alternative philosophies & practices most of his life. Becoming a yoga teacher in 1976, then a hands-on bodyworker in 1981, he developed a unique & highly effective form of Yoga / Bodywork / Whole Health Fitness & Therapeutics. … David wrote the chapters on a wholistic philosophy & physiology of bodywork & stretching for the textbook Structural Balancing, published by McGraw-Hill, Inc. in 2010. … He is the author of Simple Steps to Let-Go Yoga, available at: www.letgoyoga.com/simple-steps/ … Several other e-books and e-courses are soon forthcoming at www.letgoyoga.com/dsl-publications/ … David consults with Kyle C. Wright on massage school development at the Schools of Advanced Bodywork at http://kylecwright.com/structural-balancing-a-clinical-approach/co-author-dsl/ .
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August 31, 2012

psalmsinger @ 3:10 am #

Maybe this is one of the things you have which needs to be edited?

I would enjoy doing some work on this one.

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