Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Beware Of Germs

Dust mites. Parasites. Viruses. And virulent bacteria. Practice yoga or teach in a group, and These bugs will be beside you as you move from Surya Namaskar to Sarvangasana. It's enough to make a yogini sick-Unless you take careful steps to guard against germs.

In hot yoga studio flooring, saucha or cleanliness is Considered an essential niyama or self-discipline. And across the United States, yoga teachers and studios are honoring this precept Peak Gust scrub mats, mop floors, and work to combat the growing number of illnesses and infections That are related to group fitness.

"Eighty percent of disease is caught by direct or indirect contact-Either interacting with a person who carries germs or touching a surface where Those organisms live," says Philip M. Tierno, Ph.D., author of The Secret Life of Germs and director of clinical microbiology at New York University Medical Center. "Both types of contact centers are common in yoga."

How Could Affect germs Contact with your students? It could turn them off to yoga-for good. "I developed raised, itchy bumps wherever my body touched a yoga mat provided by my gym," says Robin Parkinson, a public relations executive in Los Angeles. "The rash was so bad That It Lasted for four months, required prescription medication-and yoga to prompted me to quit a month after I'd started."

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