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|Posted on 4 January, 2021 at 18:55||comments (1510)|
We all dug a hole and buried 2020 and woke up with tremendous relief to 2021.
the drama of 2020 rocked our world and ripped it from its' seems. as resilient as we are we survived. In the heat of a Global pandemic we forgot our neighbours, allowed selfishness to take root and our earth cried out for mercy. With struggles yet ahead, we are slowly replacing reactions with actions of love kindness and consideration .At your next yoga practice, when your masked instructor take you through a class of hope gratitude and self realization, remember to offer your class for those less fortunate. To take hold of your energies and offer them to a friend, family member, or someone you have yet to meet.
We can only heal when we come together as a community. Yoga is all about community, bring a friend to practice with you. Try something that scares you.
Begin the process and watch our earth heal one breath at a time.
|Posted on 14 February, 2020 at 19:10||comments (0)|
I am always inspired by nature;here on the West Coast we can have hail snow rain and sun all in one day. Much like our day, it is seldom we can predict how it will be. I always craft my classes to reflect our day, our soulful day filled with emotions we sometimes ignore. Make your practice full of joy, settle into the uncertainty of a new challenge forge ahead with determination and end on the proudest note ever fulfillment. Press pause and rewind the next day since we can only get better with practice. Much love
|Posted on 19 January, 2020 at 15:24||comments (133)|
Adho Mukha Svanasana. When we practice vinyasa this Asana can be very resting. However when practicing an Iyengar form of Hatha this Asana takes on new life. The Health Benefits of Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)
Posted by: Cnyha on Oct 27, 2010 in news
CNY Healing Arts Center invites you to enjoy the benefits of one of the most popular yoga poses, Adho Mukha Svanasana or downward facing dog pose. You’ve probably observed your dog doing this pose several time...s a day. It so happens that our canine friends have been on to something for some time and downward facing dog pose can benefit dogs and humans alike. Getting Into Downward Facing Dog Pose:
Start on all fours with your knees directly underneath your hip and your hands directly underneath your shoulders. The palms are firmly grounded onto the mat and your fingers are spread. Pull your stomach in and melt your chest towards the floor. Tuck your toes underneath you. Lift your knees away from the floor, lengthen your spine backwards and shoot your tailbone up towards the sky as you straighten out your legs. Push the top of your thighs back and stretch your heels towards the floor. Form the shoulder blades onto the back, release the neck and extend your heart towards your thighs. Hold the pose for 5 inhales and exhales and then rest in child’s pose with your knees on the floor, your forehead on the floor in front of your knees and your hands beside you on the floor. Health Benefits of Downward Facing Dog Pose: Inverted poses are extremely important because they reverse the action of gravity on the body and get the blood and lymph flowing in opposite directions.
On an emotional level downward facing dog helps turn everything on its head and helps us see things from a different angle.
It helps boost self-confidence.
Because of the increased blood flow to the top of the body, shoulder stand can help improve brain function and cognition and reduce anxiety and depression.
Takes pressure off the heart, which has to work less to get blood flowing to the brain.
Strengthens and tones the arms and legs
Because of the weight bearing nature of the posture on the arms and legs it helps strengthen the bones and prevent osteoporosis.
Lengthens and straightens the spine, helping to relieve pain in the upper, middle and lower back.
The body gets a 360-degree stretch in just one pose. FREEDOM
|Posted on 19 January, 2020 at 14:54||comments (0)|
There is a certain courage it takes to attend your first Yoga class. A certain courage to refrain from measuring yourself up against the other practitioners. A certain courage to look within yourself as you practice. A certain courage to let you efforts be enough. Each and every time you practice remember every foot step, every hand print has purpose. Allow this purpose no matter how small to be the only important thing you achieve on your mat today.
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