NATA Recommends Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Apr 01, 2008

Mind-Body-Spirit News

The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) recognizes the benefits of practicing yoga, tai chi and Pilates. The organization has released a 10-step guide to help people of all ages improve their quality of life by reducing physical stress and preventing back pain. One of the 10 recommendations, “Make yourself mobile,” notes that poor posture and muscle stiffness can contribute to pain or injury. The guide suggests that people try yoga, tai chi, swimming or Pilates to keep them limber.

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA, is the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at