eNewsletter         Issue 3              April 8, 2009 

In this Issue: 

  • April Workshop  
  • April Special
  • Have you ever tried acupuncture? Guest article by Dr. John Devlin
  • Being Balanced Tip of the Day
  • Quote of the Day 

 


Do you have neck tension, headaches, upper back pain, or tingling and numbness in your hands? 

If you do, come learn how to support a healthy neck.  In this workshop you will learn about the anatomy and physiology of the upper body, how neuro-muscular patterns develop, and simple effective poses you can do at work or home to support optimal health.  

  • "Free Your Neck" upper body workshop (open to everyone). 
  • When:  April 11th, 2008  2:00-4:30 pm (THIS SATURDAY!!)
  • Where:  the Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver
  • Price:  $40

Register today by calling 303-575-1025. 


April Special                      

       Private and semi private yoga sessions are 30% off during the month of April.  No experience necessary!  Whether this is your first class or 500th, sessions are created just for you.  

Yoga brings strength and length to the body, clarity and focus to the mind, and an overall sense of calm integration.


Featured Guest Article by Dr. John Devlin

Acupuncture Provides Pain Relief for Many Patients               

Acupuncture is an ancient practice in which very fine needles are inserted into the skin at strategic points on the body to relieve pain and treat disease. The Chinese developed acupuncture centuries ago in accordance with the theory that energy flows through channels between the surface of the body and internal organs.  

Chinese medicine maintains that the more than 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body connect with 12 main and eight secondary “meridians” or channels. Pain and disease are the result of these channels becoming blocked. By placing needles at one end of the channel or the other, healthy energy can be restored.

Western medicine’s view is that...   Click here to continue reading the article


Being Balanced Tip of the Day

doorway stretch

Doorway Chest opener

  • Stand in a door frame
  • Bend both arms, with the hands up, extend the elbows to the side, in line with the shoulders.
  • Lightly press your elbows into the door frame and move your shoulder blades down your back 
  • Slowly and gently begin to move your torso into the doorway.
  • Stop when you feel the "stretch" or lengthening of the chest muscles.
  • Lightly press your elbows into the door frame without moving and hold for 7 seconds.
  • Release the press of the elbows and move the slightest amount through the doorway. 
  • Repeat 3 times

Remember to move the shoulders down your so they don't creep up by the ears and only go as far as your body easily allows.  Make sure to keep your lower back long, avoiding a "sway" back (lordosis or lumbar hyper-extension), by moving your buttocks down. 

Benefits:  this pose is great for lifting and opening the chest which has a direct and positive effect on neck alignment.  When done correctly and regularly, stiff necks are helped tremendously.


Quote of the Day                     

The future depends on what we do in the present.

- Mahatma Gandhi          Gandhi


Visit thebalancedbeing.com or call 303-575-1025 to schedule an appointment or sign up for a workshop.   To find a yoga class visit the calendar on the balanced being website by clicking here.  

If there is a topic you would like to see in the newsletter of have any feedback, please contact Kelly at balancedbeing@hotmail.com 

Namaste, 

Kelly Moore

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