A STEPPING STONE TOWARDS THE UNION OF BODY, MIND, AND SOUL
Healing Yoga For Low Back Pain
This program leads the practitioners through a pathway to a “Better Back”. Back pain is one of the most frequent causes of activity-limitation in adults today. However, 95% of all back problems are organic, meaning that they are the result of sprains due to common postural and movement habits that can easily be addressed through yoga.
By bringing attention to the misalignment of the body, muscular dysfunction, imbalance, and postural asymmetries, this six-week program series is designed to alleviate back pain, enhance overall health, and effectively addresses the conditions associated with chronic low back pain and pelvic misalignment.
In each 75-90 minute class, you will learn:
- Techniques for developing breath awareness and learning abdominal- diaphragmatic breathing
- Learn how to engage the core muscles to support the low back
- An understanding of how the core and supporting muscles build a safety net for supporting the body from inside out
- An adaptive and gentle asana practice to keep your lower back happy
- Pranayama techniques and systematic relaxation to calm nervous system and unwind out of pain
- Five 30-minute breath-aligned asana sequences given for home practice
- Various asanas to be practiced in a chair
Yoga for All Levels
This class is for those who are novice as well as for those who want to take their yoga practice to a higher level. However, this class can be enjoyed by students at all levels: beginners to seasoned practitioners. A lot of variations and additions are offered so the beginners and seasoned practitioners can choose to practice at their level of comfort.
The participants are encouraged to listen to their body, and options are given to those who wish to further challenge their strength, flexibility & endurance. Advanced level pranayama techniques and meditation are introduced in this class.
Yoga for Neck & Upper Back
Do you feel discomfort in your neck and upper back on a daily basis? Do you experience limited mobility when turning your head? Do you spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen and make often use of the electronic devices to socialize?
Well the forward head position of looking at the screen, and looking down at the phone and spending much of your time in this position, we experience tension and stiffness in the neck and upper back, thinking that it is an inevitable side effect of our modern lifestyle.
When we continue to live in this kind of habitual movement pattern, where the muscles of the body stays in a locked long or locked short position for many hours, it can lead to wear, tear and degeneration of the body.
Breath Work for Inner Balance
Do you frequently experience feelings of high stress, anxiety, hyperactivity, agitation or other difficult emotions? Do you feel yourself breathing too fast or shallow, sighing or taking big breaths? Do you feel you are not relaxed?
Science has shown that there is a relationship between our breathing patterns & state of our mind. Emotions have an almost immediate effect on breathing. Depending on the emotion, we may breathe faster, louder, gasp, sigh, or even stop breathing, which in turn affects our emotions. It is very interesting that this works both ways!
By bringing awareness to the breath and by voluntarily bringing the changes in the way we breathe, we can influence our emotional reactions! Relaxed breathing can calm highly agitated and difficult emotions during periods of distress, and has been proven effective in the treatment of panic attacks, anxiety, depression, cardio vascular disease, migraine headaches, hypertension and chronic pain just to name a few.
This program is designed to help regain control of your breath, and in turn, your emotions, and bringing a calming effect to the mind and body.
In this program you will learn
The systematic way of relaxed breathing which is the foundation of all pranayama techniques
Various types of breathing techniques to meet the mood
How the various postures of the body change the way we breathe
Breath focused mindfulness asana practice to bring your focus inward which helps to bring inner balance
Use of sound and hand gestures (mudras) to shift energy to meet the mood
Systematic relaxation leading into meditation
Pelvic Floor Yoga For Women
Pelvic floor is a powerful support for our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being—for uplifting transformation. A healthy pelvis is highly functional, that supports functioning of the eliminatory, sexual, and reproductive organs and glands. Proper strengthening and stabilizing of the pelvic floor help to create the correct foundation of each movement in the body.
But when there are problems here, it can also lead to weakness and instability. Problems with the pelvis include painful hip and groin pain, lower back pain, a weak pelvic floor that is too loose or too tight, prolapsed organs, embarrassing incontinence and many more. Over 20 million Americans experience incontinence, and 85% are women.
Yoga wisdom and common sense tells us that everyone can benefit from the pelvic floor work, regardless of age and gender. In fact, research is showing that weakness and incontinence do not have to be a part of normal aging, and are, for the most part, preventable. In other words, working with the pelvic floor in a targeted way can prevent incontinence and other pelvic floor–related problems, and can keep pelvic organs, glands, and tissues strong and healthy.
Learn several asana practices modified as per individual's need and breath work that you can integrate into your daily life that will help make your pelvic floor strong, supple and able to serve as your foundation.