A new 6-week series focused on teaching you how to use sleep, nutrition, and movement to create a more balanced lifestyle.
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This program has been designed to help you explore and care for your specific health and wellness needs. This series is built around individualized sleep, nutrition and yoga programming with the intention to help you understand the root causes of your symptoms and to provide practical tools that you can use to bring balance into your life. The type of yoga that each of us needs is different. The types of foods we should be eating to promote our health are different as well. Each of must also use different tools to achieve sleep health.
The foundation of this series is based on the ancient science of ayurveda or science of life. Ayurveda teaches us that we are each born a unique combination of the five elements -space, air, fire, water, and earth. A creative and athletic dancer would have a lot of air in their constitution. A passionate defense lawyer would a lot of fire in their constitution. The elements combine to form energies called the vata, pitta, and kapha doshas. Ayurveda teaches us to explore who we are by nature and to tune into the ways our bodies and minds have become imbalanced. With this knowledge, we can address what we actually need to bring back balance. Knowledge of ayurveda results in the creation of a personalized lifestyle that includes, nutrition, movement, sleep hygiene and routines.
ESTABLISHING A YOGA PRACTICE
In order to enjoy the benefits of yoga we must literally establish a practice. Guidelines for starting a yoga practice are as follows:
START WHERE YOU ARE: Often times people will begin to take yoga classes that their bodies are not yet prepared for. They may lack the mobility, the strength, and the balance required to perform more classic yoga postures. Under these circumstances, the practitioner may not receive the optimal benefits. Choose the class that fits you best in this series.
DISCIPLINE: Establishing a yoga practice requires commitment. Coming to class two or three times a week is the minimal you will need to enjoy the benefits. Be sure to keep your missed classes to an absolute minimum as you begin to prioritize your practice and efforts towards self-care. The goal is to eventually practice yoga, in some way or form, everyday, even if, on your own at home.
SELF-ADVOCACY: When we get into yogic postures without the proper alignment and breathing pattern we are not able to reap the benefits. So, when you feel unsure about how you should move into, breath in, and maintain yogic postures, ask questions. It is ok to ask during class, in person after class, or through an email after class.