Yoga and Exercise Physiology

Yoga is in part a physical practice however it can’t be defined clearly by any modality commonly referred to in exercise prescription. Russ takes us through a brief history of how yoga has become a physical practice from its roots in meditation and breathing. Today, it incorporates mind, body and lifestyle. Russ offers some key take away activities that help make certain elements of yoga- either meditation, breathing or physical postures- accessible to us in our own Exercise Physiology work. Russ summarises that although there is a great quantity of evidence supporting yoga being health promoting, it tends to be lower quality (small sample sizes, poor study design). Yoga can provide a holistic approach to health, which may be particularly appealing for those who are not drawn to the common gym environment. As AEPs, practicing yoga ourselves could offer the benefits of expanding our professional capacity and tool box.

Presented by Russ Young
Russ is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist with 25 years of experience in a broad range of Yoga practices. He came to exercise through his lived experience with scoliosis, noticing the impact that strengthening had on pain reduction. Whilst living in France, he adopted yoga out of the necessity of needing physical movement without access to equipment. Overtime, Russ has developed an interest in the deeper connection that can be cultivated through meaningful exercise participation and rehabilitation, beyond just injury recovery and performative movement.  In addition to his busy clinic, for the past 19 years Russ has taught in the areas of functional anatomy, biomechanics and physiology at the University of Wollongong.

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Name:  Laura King & Jo Tyler 
Company:  Education in Exercise 
Phone:  03 8679 6553