SEPT 17, 6:30PM-9PM EAT, PRAY, LOVE WORKSHOP WITH SANDRA COYNER
EAT PRAY LOVE at Total Body Yoga!
Embark on a 2 1/2 hour "Restorative Reading" Yoga Workshop based on the best seller Eat, Pray, Love!
EAT! Discussion of the 1st portion of the book and the savoring of organic chocolates with vinyasa mixed in!
PRAY! Discussing the "Pray" section, we will learn mantras and chants using our new mala beads.
LOVE! We will exemplify "Love" as we practice restorative yoga during book discussion and finish with a special svasana.
About Sandra Coyner:
I received my 200 hr teacher certification through Silvia Mordini at TBY and am Yoga Alliance certified. I currently teach at three locations but teach the majority of my classes at Living Yoga in Aurora. I teach theme-oriented Vinyasa, Gentle, Restorative and Kid's Yoga classes. I am a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner and enjoy incorporating essential oils into my yoga classes. For more information, please visit my website at www.inspiredbyearth.com.
Pre-registration is required by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-266-9642 (YOGA) Price includes workshop, mala beads and organic chocolates!
BENEFITS OF RESTORATIVE YOGA
APRIL 5, 2010: Each first Monday of the month our 10:45am and 7:30pm Basics classes are Restorative Yoga. The ultimate goal of Yoga is liberation, freedom from pain, stress, suffering. In the Hatha Yoga Pradpika it’s written, “Breath is the key to ultimate emancipation.” We use the breath while holding poses in a supported way in Restorative Yoga to help our brain’s relax. Our normal breathing pattern is brain initiated which creates tension. It’s a lot of work! But in conscious breathing our brains become more passive and relaxed. Here is more about the specific type of yoga known as Restorative Yoga. Love to you, Silvia
Yoga can work for many different types of bodies, many different stages in life, and for each person's many different moods. All yoga is healing. The restorative effects of yoga should never be over-looked, no matter what age, and sometimes slowing down the practice, going deeper in poses, and just feeling the restorative power of them does wonders for the body.
Benefits of Restorative Yoga
Restorative Yoga focuses on relaxing the body in restful postures. Rest provides the body an opportunity to renew and heal. Countless studies have proven the physical and emotional benefits of this.
Restorative yoga, as well as other forms of yoga, help to trigger the Parasympathetic nervous system also known as the PNS. The PNS is responsible for balancing the body and bringing its response system back into equalibrium. Stimulating the PNS helps to lower heart rate, blood pressure; it helps to healthily stimulate the immune system and keep the endocrine system operating healthily. When this system gets out of whack, or when the Sympathetic nervous system, SNS gets over-stimulated, the PNS helps to bring all back in balance. It is believed that is the PNS is tapped out or under-active, illness pervades. Thus, forms of relaxation, such as yoga and meditation, that help to stimulate the PNS are generally beneficial for overall body health.
David Spiegel, M.D., author of Living Beyond Limits, reports, "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."