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Date 1: Wednesday, August 14th 6:30-9:00pm.
Date 2: TBA
Date 1: Wednesday, August 14th 6:30-9:00pm.
Date 2: TBA
If you’re passionate about yoga, you’ve probably noticed some yoga benefits—maybe you’re sleeping better or getting fewer colds or just feeling more relaxed and at ease. But if you’ve ever tried telling a newbie about the benefits of yoga, you might find that explanations like “It increases the flow of prana” or “It brings energy up your spine” fall on deaf or skeptical ears…
It’s about to be a new year: 2018. You’ve made it through the holidays and your regular routine has gone to the dogs. Feeling worried about coming back to classes? Not sure where to start? Want to start a yoga practice to take care of you this year? It IS the right time. Here are 5 tips to getting over starting all over again or starting for the first time with your yoga practice…
Getting back to the mat can be an anxiety-provoking experience if you’ve taken a hiatus. So, what’s the best way to get back to yoga after a long time away?
Here are 5 Steps for making getting back to your mat a little easier:
See you in class!
For those suffering from anxiety, yoga can be a lifeline. Here’s why doctors are increasingly recommending it as a complementary therapy.
When her daughter, Eden, entered the 1oth grade, Avigail Posner, ordinarily a self-described “strong, rational” woman, began to unravel. “Eden is a high-functioning autistic child, and had previously been in some mainstream classes,” says the 52-year-old biochemist by training from Hollywood, Florida. “When they put her in a special program again, she grew extremely sad and upset about it, recognizing her disability and separation from the ‘normal’ kids.” Watching her child suffer pushed Posner to a scary, unfamiliar place. “I’d wake up in the middle of the night from terrible dreams, my heart pounding, and I started having anxiety attacks during the day. One evening, my husband and I were out at a nice restaurant with friends, and I started feeling panicky—my heart was racing and I was sweating—and I had to leave. I went to the beach and just cried and cried.”
Posner began taking medication to treat her depression and anxiety, but it wasn’t an ideal solution.“I didn’t like the way it made me feel because it sort of blunted my feelings,” she says. Desperate for help, she made an appointment with her primary-care doctor. “One of the first things he recommended was yoga,” she recalls. “He said it would help me relax, be more aware of my body and emotions, and handle what was happening.”
Low-back pain hits most of us at some point. It can be caused by injury, poor posture, repetitive motion, or simply aging – the soft discs between vertebrae dry over time, and less-supple discs can be more susceptible to bulging or rupture and put pressure on nerves, sending red-hot pain signals to your brain.
But while getting older is inevitable, pain is not: Experts agree that routine stretching can both prevent and relieve symptoms. When your spine and pelvis are aligned and your muscles are relaxed, you can be more resilient.
Use these 16 poses to ease tension in your back, as well as in the hips, hamstrings, and inner legs, which can affect your posture and lower spine…
People often hear the term and ask…a what? I have never heard of that! But the Indian Head Massage has been around and practiced for centuries. For those of you who have had the pleasure of having one you know how truly wonderful they are, but for those of you who have been wondering, here is an explanation of what it is. An Indian Head Massage is a powerful and unique experience with the client sitting upright in a comfortable chair for the duration of the one-hour treatment. It begins with a deep kneading and probing of the back, arms, neck and shoulder muscles. Then the scalp is deeply massaged while the hair is briskly and gently tousled. Pressure points and meridians are gently worked on throughout the whole massage working to stimulate circulation and increase alertness. The massage ends with five minutes of accupressure on the face.
The physical form of the massage works to release all stored or blocked negative energy in the body, with a more subtle form of Ayurvedic energy balancing balances the four higher chakras and has a powerful effect. The Indian Head Massage can bring the energy of the whole body back into balance by creating a deep sense of peace, calm and well-being.
How do I book? Call/text 250-210-9642 or email to book a time that works for you!
Yin Yoga postures are passive postures, mainly on the floor and the majority of postures equal only about three dozen or so, much less than the more popular yang like practices. Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone.
While yang-like yoga practices are more superficial, Yin offers a much deeper access to the body. It is not uncommon to see postures held for three to five minutes, even 20 minutes at a time. The time spent in these postures is much like time spent in meditation, students are often talked through the postures as if they were trying to meditate. While in a Yin class you might notice similar postures to a yang class except they are called something else, on a basic level this is to help the students mind shift form yang to yin, active to passive.
The benefits attributed to yoga – increased flexibility and strength, more energy and better posture – should be enough to get anyone on the mat, especially now there is a plethora of classes to choose from if you want to work on your core, break a sweat or even learn handstands.
But what is on offer for those who just want to relax, or runners and amateur athletes who want the benefits of stretching without exhausting themselves for future training sessions?
When people say that they love fall, they’re talking about a crisp, sunny day with golden leaves playing tag at your feet—not bone-chilling rain slapping against your window or dark frigid mornings. But fall wouldn’t be fall without such unpredictable weather.
“This is a season to cause imbalance in your body and mind,” says Dr. Naina Marballi, Ayurveda scholar and founder of Ayurveda’s World in New York City.
“You might be having sleep disturbance, anxiety, bloating, and irregular digestion.”