15. May 2019 - 11:00
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Forrest Yoga and Your Heart | Embody Studio | Wednesday, 15. May 2019

Six weeks of care and attention for your heart while practicing yoga poses and breathing.
Our physical practice will explore essential elements of twisting and side bending as well as back and forward bending of the spine. For the mental and emotional body, each class will offer a seed question, fact or skill to take home and play with during the week. This series incorporates concepts from Yoga philosophy, Ayurveda and modern science.
A physically mobile and ribcage facsilitates diaphragmatic breathing patterns. Spacious breathing settles the nervous system! When the mind is calm and the nervous system is settled the tissues of the body can release some of the tension they hold.
Sadly, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women. Many of the risk factors for heart disease can be reduced with lifestyle choices. Use this series to cultivate skills, habits and mindsets that will build health and openness in your emotional and physical heart space.
Forrest Yoga is superb for learning how to:

Create intentional, consistent self-care for your neck and shoulders

Add to the strength and stability of your body as well as your posture as you age

Utilize your breath and focus to bring your attention into your body where you can use them as tools for both letting go of tension and building resilience

Expect a warm class with core work, sun salutations and longer holds in standing poses. Create precise and easeful effort within deep, playful poses! Of course, your participation will affect your own health in a positive way but it will also strengthen your knowledge of the human body, therefor increasing your knowledge of health which extends out to the other people in your life and in our community. Thank you!

*this class is for mixed levels of ability however not recommended for the brand new beginner or for someone with a lot of body limitations. If you are a beginner or you have more body limitations please contact me personally. I offer other classes that will serve you in a more specifically nurturing way; I'd love to discuss options with you.