Common Types of Yoga Injuries and How to Prevent Them

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Yoga Injuries
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A graduate of the University of Missouri, Lisa A. Post leads the Edward J. Post Company, Inc., in Medford, New Jersey as owner and president. Under her leadership, the company provides the construction industry with surety bonds. In her free time, Lisa A. Post of Medford practices yoga. Although much of her focus is on Bikram yoga, she practices several different types.

Yoga injuries can occur anywhere in the body due to the variety of poses practitioners engage in. The joints are especially at risk, because they frequently balance a practitioner’s full body weight, depending on the particular pose being performed. The wrists, elbows, knees, and shoulders are all common areas that regular yoga practitioners experience pain in. Further, the ribs can be injured during twisting poses, particularly when done with incorrect form, while the hamstrings and hips can be easily overstretched. Practitioners who experience any discomfort during their regular sessions should avoid pushing themselves too far. This may mean not fully completing a pose.

To prevent these common yoga injuries, practitioners need to simply correct their form and avoid overstretching. When a muscle is overstretched, the tissues start losing their elasticity. This makes various poses more difficult.

Practitioners need to remember that, while there is good form, there are not perfect poses. Rather than trying to match what another is doing, they should do what their own body can safely handle. It’s important not to advance in level too quickly, and to recognize that it is not shameful to use props when needed.

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Helping the Nation Train Its Next Generation of Military Recruits

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Lisa A Post, Medford

Since 1988, Lisa A. Post has owned and operated Edward J. Post Company, Inc., a surety bond business based in Medford, New Jersey which she purchased from her father. A veteran of the United States Army and the Army Reserves, Lisa A. Post also supports organizations and activities that increase understanding between the military and civilian sectors.

She recently prepared to participate on a team assisting Congressman Tom MacArthur, who represents Medford in New Jersey’s District 3, in the selection of candidates for admission to US military service academies.

The team’s job involved interviewing applicants and making recommendations on their requests for admission. The duties of members of Congress include submitting nominations of young people who live in their districts for matriculation at service academies. Potential applicants may request such a nomination from members of the House of Representatives or the Senate, as well as from the vice president of the United States.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for enrollment in the US Military Academy at West Point, the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the Naval Academy at Annapolis, and the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. The Coast Guard does not request a congressional nomination.

In order to be eligible, applicants must be US citizens above 17 years old but younger than 23. They must not be able to claim any dependents, and must demonstrate their fitness to take on the health, fitness, and academic requirements of a military academy.

The Port Royal Golf Course

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Port Royal Golf Course
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An experienced surety bond producer, Lisa A. Post operates her own surety bond business in Medford, New Jersey, where she primarily works with commercial clients in the construction industry. Outside of the professional environment, Lisa A. Post is an avid golfer with a handicap of 27. In 2015, she had the pleasure of playing the Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda.

Built in 1970 by architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the Port Royal Golf Course is an 18-hole, par-71 course that stretches over 6,842 yards and features picturesque ocean views. Due to the significant changes in elevation and its numerous bunkers and water hazards, Port Royal has earned a reputation as one of the most challenging and exciting courses in the sport of golf.

Golf Digest has ranked Port Royal among the world’s best public courses, and the New York Times has named it the finest course in Bermuda. Port Royal also earned a 2015 World Golf Award as Bermuda’s Best Golf Course. Certain golfing authorities and aficionados have singled out Port Royal’s 16th hole as one of the world’s greatest par 3s.

About the Pinelands Regional CERT

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The Pinelands Regional CERT
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Lisa A. Post is the owner and president of surety bond agency Edward J. Post Co., Inc. As a Medford, New Jersey resident, Lisa A. Post also serves as a member of the Pinelands Regional Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The Pinelands Regional CERT, a group of certified and trained citizens, helps local communities in emergency situations.

Responding to the cities of Medford, Bass River, Tabernacle, and Shamong, the Pinelands Regional CERT is comprised of over 130 members, all of whom have completed CERT training from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Pinelands Regional CERT participates in training exercises and programs provided by local fire stations, electric companies, and FEMA. They operate under the direction of the Tabernacle Office of Emergency Management.

Those seeking to join the Pinelands Regional CERT must first go through basic training in areas like first aid, emergency management, disaster simulation, and medical operations. Training typically takes about 18 hours to complete, scheduled in chunks of two to four hours. Training courses and equipment are provided for free.

If you are not in the Pinelands area, your local community may already have a CERT program. If not, you can learn more about starting one at FEMA.gov.