Practicing Inversions with Lynda
Balancing the body and the mind with inversions!
Learn how to practice poses that develop strength and flixibility in the arms, shoulders and upper back and neck to prepare for the classic inverted poses, Sirsasana (Headstand) and Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand). Supported chest opening poses will also be included to develop confidence.
Sirsasana stimulates the nervous system, warms the body and develops mental discipline and creativity.
Sarvangasana soothes the nervous system, restores vitality and develops equanimity.
Inverted poses revitalize the organ systems by increasing circulation of the blood and lymph throughout the body. As blood is brought to the brain, concentration is improved, and headaches -- even chronic ones -- disappear!
$40 payable by cash or check to Lynda Gill
Preparing for Advanced Backbends with Lynda Gill
Revitalize your spine!
This class is for experienced students and teachers who practice the classic backbends, Urdhva Dhanurasana and Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana. We will use supported poses to refine the actions of the arms and legs and to create freedom in the spine in preparation for advanced backbending poses. Backbending actions expand the chest fully and improve the functioning of the heart and lungs, as well as the practice of pranayama!
Backbends are the best antidote to a rounded (kyphotic) upper back!
$45 ($40 if paid by February 4) payable by cash or check to Lynda Gill
Workshop for Hips and Knees with Lynda Gill
Join us for an afternoon of poses that will bring circulation and ease of movement to your legs and hips.
Taking the hip joint through its full range of motion brings balance and stability to the pelvis and relieves a variety of chronic conditions in the knees and hips. In this class you will learn which poses to practice and how to use props effectively to reduce and in some cases eliminate the pain and discomfort of arthritic or injured knees.
Practicing seated poses gives us time to pay more attention to subtle actions and penetrate into deeper layers of the body and mind. Seated poses enable us to sit quietly for a period of time while maintaining alignment of the spine, a prerequisite for the practice of seated pranayama (regulation of the breath) and dhyana (meditation).
"The practice of asana should be nourishing and illuminative."
$45 ($40 if paid by March 11) payable by cash or check to Lynda Gill
Restorative Poses and the Power of Practice
Discover the power of a restorative practice!
One of the greatest gifts from the late yoga master, B.K.S. Iyengar, is the knowledge of how to use props and sequence poses so that we can reap the benefits of yoga when we need it most. Whether you suffer from headaches, physical or mental fatigue, or just need a break from the demands of work and family responsibilities, practicing these poses will bring you to a state of deep relaxation.
It is during this state of deep relaxation that healing begins.
Join us for an afternoon practice designed to quiet the nervous system and relieve the stresses that cause "dis-ease". Including these poses in your home practice will revitalize your body/mind and promote a sense of well being.
In today's fast-paced world these poses provide the relaxation so desperately needed by an overworked body or an over-stimulated mind.
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