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Virtual Yoga for Back Care and Spinal Health

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With Patricia Videgain Wednesday at 11:00 – 12:15 am EST Ongoing class You may use your set of classes or membership This Class is offered in person and virtual In this class series we will work with yoga for Back Care to find support and relief for back pain. We will introduce the concepts of Read More

Understanding your Core in Yoga

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With Patricia Videgain   Thursdays at 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm EST pre-registration required   ongoing class You may use your set of classes or membership   Sucking your stomach in and tightening your abdominal muscles is not the way to develop a strong core. When you tense up your core muscles, you actually diminish your strength and hinder function by constricting your ribs, diaphragm, and the internal organs that lie under your abdominal muscles. To properly strengthen your core boils down to one goal: ensuring your skeletal system is stable enough to maintain its integrity as you do complex, involved movements…while your breathing stays consistent. Your body has to be synchronized and fluid. It’s not about sucking your belly in, which actually makes it harder to move and breathe. Your core involves your pelvic floor, your deep abdominal muscles, transverse abdominis, deep lower back muscles, and diaphragm. All together with the spine, these components create a container for your abdominals and organs, and that container likes to move and breathe, not be sucked in. The whole goal with strengthening your core is to create a dynamically stable spine that allows you to move safely and efficiently!

Yoga for Bone Strength

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Tuesday at 3:30 pm with Alaka Palsole Yoga has well-defined sequences that can help you retain and gain bone strength. In this class you will experience a carefully crafted combination of poses that are weight-bearing, and well supported to focus on help to strengthen your bones, increase bone density, and develop a strong skeleton.

Savasana Challenge

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A 10-MINUTE SAVASANA EVERY DAY FOR 30 CONSECUTIVE DAYS Feb 15 – March 15, 2019 Savasana, or corpse pose, is an essential pose. Savasana allows the body to rest, the mind to become quiet and the nerves to calm. Props can support the body as you learn to consciously relax and refine your practice. Savasana Read More

Yoga & Motherhood

admin June 18, 2018 0 comments 0

~Janel Hooper~ Studio Yoga Student since Nov 2010 What has been the most unexpected thing that new motherhood has brought you (or that baby has brought you)? The most unexpected thing that this new baby has shown me is my hearts capacity to love.  The love I have for my family is truly Read More

Iyengar Yoga Props and How to Use Them

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The props described can be bought on-line from our store, Tools for Yoga or by calling us at 973-966-5311. When you practice with props, use them in a way that is the most suitable for you. Below are some basic guidelines, but the most important point is that you should feel comfortable and relaxed when Read More

Spotlight on Practice – A Women’s Practice

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Menstruation Sequence This is an asana sequence for menstruating women or for those who want a quiet practice. The poses should be done in the order given. Hold each posture for the timings indicated in the parentheses. The most important element in this practice is to work calmly and quietly, without straining in the poses. Read More

Menstruation Sequence at RIMYI

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By Geeta S. Iyengar Q.1.: Which are the asanas and pranayama one should do safely during the menstruation? From DAY ONE of the menstruation begins until the menstruation ends, which may take four to seven days, one should stick to the practice of those asanas that help women keep herself healthy and that do not Read More

Spotlight on Practice – Salamba Sarvangasana

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Inversions are an important aspect of asana practice. One of the most well known inversions is Salamba Sarvangasana or Supported Shoulderstand. BKS Iyengar calls “Sarvangasana is the mother of all asanas. As a mother strives for harmony and happiness in the home so this asana strives for the harmony and happiness of the human Read More

Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times

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by Judith Hanson Lasater Experience the rest of your life with restorative yoga, the supported poses and breathing practices that will help you heal the effects of chronic stress. In Relax and Renew, the first book exclusively devoted to this work, you’ll find in-depth guidance in Basic Relaxation Pose (Savasana), the heart of restorative practice, Read More