When it comes to current high-profile—and long-lasting—trends, it’s hard to beat yoga. Gone are the days when yoga was frequently viewed as a cult or practiced only by hippies. Today, yoga is a mainstay of most group fitness schedules, yoga studios are nearly as ubiquitous as coffee shops. And there is a type of yoga for nearly every type of exerciser, from fitness-based routines to traditional classes with chanting and meditation. Still, yoga is not without controversy, particularly when it comes to who is qualified to teach this 5,000-year-old practice. And, as rates of participation have increased, so has the number of injuries, highlighting the need for fitness professionals to be well versed in how to deliver yoga workouts safely and effectively to their clients.
This special issue of ACE Certified News features a wide range of articles related to yoga, including yoga for personal trainers, how to become a yoga therapist, and whether some yoga poses are more harmful than helpful (this topic was so hot we devoted two articles to it). When it comes to yoga, we have something for everyone, including a review of advanced yoga postures for the experienced yoga practitioner to a discussion of qualifications for newly certified fitness professionals who want to teach yoga. These topics, and more, are featured in this very special issue worth 0.2 CECs, The Best of ACE Certified News: Yoga.
Did you miss our special issues on the best of ACE Research Studies and High-intensity Interval Training? Take a look—each one is worth 0.2 CECs toward your certification renewal.