Yoga to Help Your Golf Swing

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Lisa Post has served as the owner and president of surety bond business Edward J. Post Company, Inc. since 1988. A graduate of the University of Missouri’s Health Education program, Lisa Post continues to practice an active lifestyle – she is an avid golfer and yoga practitioner.

Known to increase flexibility and range of motion, yoga can help improve your golf swing and overall performance on the course. Different yoga poses, such as the revolved crescent lunge and the Ardha Matsyendrasana, improve core strength and develop stronger trunk muscles which results in less low back strain during your swing.

Yoga also teaches its practitioners to be ever-present in the moment, while maintaining a calm and focused mind. Katherine Roberts believes this to be a huge benefit for golfers, which is why she developed the Yoga for Golfers program. The main focus of the program is utilizing proper breathing techniques to allow the golfer to achieve focus and relaxation, while at the same time developing longer, straighter drives through increased body symmetry and balance.

Three Yoga Retreat Spots in Bali

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Lisa Post, former instructor at the Regional Alliance for Small Contractors, runs a surety bond agency catering to the construction industry. Despite her busy schedule, Lisa Post finds time to travel and unwind. A recent trip took her to Bali for a private yoga retreat.

Bali is home to many yoga retreats for travelers seeking a meditative vacation. Some of these yoga retreats include:

Naya Ubud – Famous for its river views and bamboo groves, Naya Ubud is equipped with a yoga shala, a Balinese pavilion where yoga classes and meditation are held. Yoga enthusiasts come to this place not only for soul-soothing retreat, but also to learn and become instructors of Kundalini Yoga.

Om Ham Retreat – For those seeking affordable prices, Om Ham Retreat offers a 13-night program featuring Kundalini Tantra yoga classes and deep meditation sessions. Guests can also relax with the spa treatment sessions offered at this retreat house.

Serenity Yoga Lembongan – Located in a seaside setting, the Serenity Yoga Lembongan is a favorite retreat spot for sun and sea worshippers. Guests can often be seen practicing paddle board yoga, and attending unlimited yoga classes featuring a variety of styles, including vinyasa and aerial yoga.

Common Types of Yoga Injuries and How to Prevent Them

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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.

The Concept of Mindfulness in Mind Body Healing

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Lisa A. Post is a respected Medford, New Jersey, entrepreneur who guides Edward J Post Co, Inc., and provides construction clients with a host of surety bond services. For New Years, 2016, Lisa A. Post travelled from Medford to Costa Rica and spent a week doing yoga and taking MindBody Healing sessions that enabled the therapeutic movement of energy through the body.

One of the core concepts of MindBody Healing involves the practice of “mindfulness,” or paying close attention to the present moment. Rather than allowing the mind to wander or getting caught up in distracting external pressures, focus is centered on immediate aspects of life. Thoughts that pass through the mind are connected with breathing and meditation, and a sense of concentrated alertness achieved.

Mindfulness training is associated with lower levels of stress-related inflammation, and has been shown to be effective in handling chronic issues such as asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. The work of Ms. Post is designed to continue the healing process beyond the therapy session.