May 27

A Fresh Approach to Yoga

A fresh approach to yoga.

Restorative Yoga Helps
  • Chronic muscle tension relief
  • Chronic pain relief
  • Increased flexibility
  • Improved circulation
  • More stable joints
  • Better body alignment
  • Better sleep
  • Deeper, easier breathing
  • Improved digestion
  • Stronger immune system
  • Stress and anxiety reduction
  • Inner clarity
  • Greater focus on the present moment
  • Calmer mind
  • Increased patience
  • Personal growth and transformation
Front Room Yoga approaches the practice of yoga in a relaxing restorative manner. Restorative Yoga is slow, methodical, and meditative. Each pose is held for at least several minutes in as comfortable a position as possible. This comfort releases hormones that rebuild and regenerate the body. The heart rate and blood pressure are lowered, and the immune system operates optimally.
"In medicine, we are learning that physical problems, such as high blood pressure and heart disease, can be influenced by psychological interventions, such as relaxation training. Indeed, the Food and Drug Administration issued a report recommending these non-drug approaches as the treatment of choice for milder forms of hypertension. Mind and body are connected and must work together, and this should be a powerful asset in treating medical illness."
David Spiegel, M.D., author of Living Beyond Limits

This approach is a gentler, slower paced practice to make it more accessible to people of all sizes, ages, and fitness levels. removes any fears or challenges in doing yoga, while it also assists with stress reduction and weight management.
“When you hold a pose and relax in to it, you stimulate the connective tissues that the deeper meridians run through, improving their ability to function. Healthy meridians create healthy organs. The idea is to relax, release stress, and let your body rest so it can balance and heal itself.” Sarah Powers

Hollow Tube

Imagine there’s a hollow tube inside your spine. Your exhales empty the tube all the way down to the base of the spine. Your inhales fill the tube to the top of the head. Now that’s a complete breath!
Last Updated on Friday, 20 September 2013 01:05

Small Changes

“REAL CHANGE” Remember, you get better at what you practice, so why not devote your time and efforts to a “real” endeavor?!? Instead of “re-losing” that same 10 pounds every New Year, make a small change now that will permanently improve your health. For example, can you REALLY exercise at the gym 5 times a week? Perhaps joining a colleague for a lunchtime walk 3/week is a practice you can enjoy for years. Or, instead of going on a “carb-free” diet January 1st, why not turn breakfast into a healthy, high fiber, low-sugar habit. Take your time planning a change. Why start an activity that you know darned well you will quit!
Last Updated on Sunday, 25 August 2013 02:21

Prepare for Warm Weather

1). How was your water intake yesterday? 2). How many vegetables did you consume? 3). Did you remain active during the day? What will you plan to do differently tomorrow? Remember, if you get better at what you practice, why not become better at taking care of yourself!?!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 August 2013 02:56

Small Changes

Enjoy! Unclench your jaw Breathe through your nose Release all the tension from your belly Enjoy that feeling!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 09:48

Inside Your Head

“I know I should be eating more healthy at lunchtime.” Sound familiar? Has that little voice inside your head been saying that for a long time?? Teach your inner voice to lead you to better health. Choose one lunchtime goal that is both do-able and clearly beneficial. For example, “Starting today, my lunch choices do not include meat”. One small change can make a big difference in the long run! Since you get better at what you practice, why not teach your subconscious who is boss!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 01:35