|Posted by Laura Germanio OTR, RYT, LMT, CLT on January 6, 2017 at 8:30 PM||comments (2690)|
It has long been acknowledged that yoga is good for both the body and the mind: on a practical level, yoga increase flexibility and joint suppleness, whilst on a more holistic note, yoga can help to calm the mind, focus attention, and encourage the practice of mindfulness and therapeutic breathing. In recent years, however, these benefits of yoga have been harnessed and adapted to have wider benefits, including use in the treatment of addiction. Regardless of what you are addicted to (be it d...Read Full Post »
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What is Thai Yoga Bodywork? (sometimes called Thai Massage)
Thai Yoga bodywork combines passive yoga stretches with massage techniques to relax the body and quiet the mind. Each technique works to open the energy channels of the body to create balance and leave the receiver feeling calm yet invigorated. A Thai Bodywork session incorporates elements of acupressure, massage, meditation, assisted stretching, joint mobilizations, energy work and yoga postures with a ba...Read Full Post »
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Getting Ready for Class
What do I need for Class?
1. wear comfortable clothes that you can move easily in - nothing too baggy- It can be helpful to dress in layers, especially in the winter, so you dont get too cold or too hot
2. a yoga mat (if you do not have your own I usually have extras with me)
3. water - stay hydrated!
4. a towel - this is something that can come in handy for extra padding in some poses, or under y...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Laura Germanio OTR, RYT, LMT, CLT on May 15, 2011 at 2:54 PM||comments (455)|
Getting Ready For Your First Yoga Class:
New to yoga?? Read this…
If you are ready to finally go out and see what this yoga craze is all about then here are a few tips to help you feel more comfortable walking into class.
- Try not to eat an hour or so before the class. You don’t want a heavy meal sitting in your stomach as you twist and stretch so give yourself time to digest. If...Read Full Post »
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YOGA ETIQUETTE: How to conduct yourself in yoga class
Most of this is common sense and showing respect to each other, but just in case you want to make sure you are aware of the appropriate yoga etiquette here is a list:
1. Arrive on time: when students enter class late, arrange their things, pick up props, and roll out their mat it is very distracting …to the other students and to the teacher. Everyone is late once in a while, but ...Read Full Post »