PLANS FOR ‘MINISTRY OF ASANAS’ UNVEILED

April 1st 2014

Today the Prime Minster, David Hariom, announced the formation of a new government body for the regulation of yoga postures in the UK. The new body, called the Ministry of Asanas, will be, “bending over backwards to ensure increased flexibility and happiness will become main-stream within the next 12 months.”

Increasingly concerned about how certain postures contribute to green house gas emissions, a statement released today by Portia Pretzel, a Ministry of Asanas spokesperson, announced there will be new legislation to monitor and possibly even ban certain postures here in the UK.
 
“Minimizing the emission of green house gasses is of primary concern to the Ministry of Asanas. It has been scientifically proven that certain postures, when practiced by yogis of a certain dosha, can contribute dramatically to global warming through the emission of green house gasses. Therefore we will be enforcing strict guidelines restricting the use of Apanasana and the Cow Face pose to green belt areas, as well as introducing strong government recommendations for the proper inclusion fenugreek in the cooking of lentils in yogi’s diets.”

Portia Pretzel, spokesperson for the Ministry of Asanas

 

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Apanasana pose is to be restricted to green belt areas due to the increased emission of green house gasses, Ministry of Asanas officials announced today.

 The Ministry will also introduce guidelines on correct alignment, reaching eternal happiness and daily sadhana. On Monday, the UK Shadow Secretary, Ardho Mukswanasana said, “Only postures with a high GHI (Global Happiness Index) would be recommended for daily use by the Ministry of Asanas.” 

 

Speculation as to the exact criteria for high GHI poses has been strongly debated amongst the Yogic Elders for several thousands of years; however, the Swamis are awaiting extra input from the Akasha before publishing their conclusions.

A document leaked from the Ministry this week indicates that a great deal of time and resources has already been ploughed into researching several ‘Inverted Inversions’ including the Inverted Dog, Inverted Shoulder Stand and Inverted Cobra. Sources concur that these poses are likely to rate very highly on the GHI scale, however official documentation is yet to be revealed.

“The Inverted Cobra Posture became popular amongst Lazy Yogis in the 1990s, and is still practiced widely today.” said Dr Heartfelt a Yoga Researcher at Baaland university. “In modern times the Inverted Shoulder Stand is increasingly seen in workplace yoga sessions, and its more difficult cousin, the Inverted Plough, is performed by 98% of the UK every morning when tying shoelaces…”
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Inverted Plough pose

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Inverted Cobra posture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information contact: Dr U Worldwide, Nan Friendon, Baaland, North Wales
http://www.druworldwide.com

Dru Yoga helps Liverpool players

blog-sitting-twistDru Yoga helps Liverpool football players reduce injuries

In an article published recently in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Dru Yoga is quoted as being part of a successful 7 point plan, used by physiotherapists on Liverpool Football Club’s players to reduce hamstring injuries.

Recurrent hamstring injuries are a major problem in sports such as football. The research followed a professional footballer who had sustained five hamstring injuries.

Liverpool’s doctors and physiotherapists successfully used a seven point programme which included Dru Yoga. The player started regular sessions of yoga-based stretching and relaxation with a qualified Dru yoga instructor. These consisted of Dru fascial warm-up techniques; intense hamstring and low back stretches; guided Dru relaxations and Dru breath training (techniques to improve lung capacity, stamina and to activate the relaxation response through the body). Sessions were undertaken for 60 min twice per week. The player soon reported subjective improvement in his hamstring freedom.

Dru Yoga is shown to be effective in the treatment and management of low back pain and stress, and is known for being a particularly safe style of yoga.
Previous studies on the effectiveness of Dru Yoga for stress in the workplace and back pain, were published in the Scandinavian Journal of Work and Environmental health and the Journal of Occupational Medicine, and these were cited in this recent article.

Dru Yoga is a graceful and potent form of yoga, based on flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation. With its foundations set firmly in ancient yogic tradition, Dru works on body, mind and spirit—improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity, and deeply relaxing and rejuvenating your whole being.

Designed to be practised by people of all abilities, all fitness levels and all age groups, Dru is a style of yoga that can be quickly dipped into or learnt in more depth over a lifetime. Dru Yoga classes are available in the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands and across Europe, Australia and Canada. Short Dru Yoga retreats and yoga holidays in these countries are also very popular. The Dru Yoga teacher training course, which is necessary to teach this safe, therapeutic style of yoga, is available in many countries. Visit druworldwide.com for more details.

Read the original article: http://m.bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2013/01/14/bjsports-2012-091400.full

Dru Yoga reduces back pain and stress: http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/09/24/occmed.kqs168.abstract