Last month we shared some tips about mindfulness matters, and we’re following it up with some meditation matters. There has been a lot of talk about meditation and the profound effects it can have on our everyday lives. With so much recent discussion around this practice, it can seem like there is an overwhelming amount of information to sift through, just in order to get started. Here are a few tips to help you get started:
Written by: Christine Noonan
When folks ask me about Restorative Yoga, I often joke and say "it's sleepy time yoga"! After a few "ohhh", "that sounds interesting" comments I then get into how I really feel about the Restorative Yoga practice; to me this is one of the most advanced practices. I love this practice, and many folks don't know too much about it.
So what REALLY is Restorative Yoga? Here are a few tidbits about this practice...
We work very hard in our lives, and while we may sleep, we rarely take time to rest. Restorative yoga poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. During deep relaxation, all the organ systems of the body are benefited, and a few of the measurable results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, serum triglycerides and blood sugar levels in the blood, the increase of the “good cholesterol” levels, as well as improvement in digestion, fertility, elimination, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and generalized fatigue.” -Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D
Interested in giving Restorative Yoga a try? Come on our to our Restorative Hatha pop-up classes! The next class is Tuesday December 19th 2017 - from 8:30-9:30pm!
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Written By: Sarah Memme
Like successful marriages, Yoga is a lifestyle that is most beneficial and best enjoyed when the three yoga rock stars come together in perfect alignment – your mat, your studio and your instructor. Before embarking on your yoga journey, make sure that these three basics are on the top of your yoga checklist, as they will determine how you approach your practice, your commitment to your practice, and ultimately the joys and benefits you reap from your practice.
In this blog post, I will share some useful tips on how to go about finding your perfect yoga mat:
This step seems like it’s a no-brainer, but think again. Your yoga mat is where your body sweats and relies on, to achieve the all-important balance for your physical and mental wellbeing. It is the most understated, and yet the foundation upon which you will build your yoga practice, literally!
Here are some key considerations:
Your yoga mat, quite honestly, can make or break your yoga experience. A bit of research and a few extra dollars might save you a lifetime of agony!
Written by: Christine Noonan
Originally Posted on Christine Noonan Yoga website