eNewsletter         Issue 8             January 23rd, 2010

In this Issue:

 

  • Yoga special 40% off in January
  • Benefits of Massage
  • Insurance Alternatives for Massage Coverage
  • February 1st Yoga Basics
  • Healing spices
  • Being Balanced Tip of the Day
  • Quote of the Day

First Timers Private Yoga Special - 40% off when purchased in January


If you have not had your own private yoga session through The Balanced Being yet this is a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of!  In light of recent travels studying in India along with an interest to share the wellbeing experience of yoga with more people, this awesome intro is offered.  

Benefits of Yoga can include:

  • increased strength and length to muscles
  • improved health to connective tissues and joints
  • improved stability and balance
  • improved health to organs and all systems of the body
  • increased immunity through support of the lymphatic system
  • improved mental focus
  • increased energy
  • reduced stress and symptoms of stress
  • improved sleep
  • stengthened experience of overall wellbeing

Benefits of a Private Yoga Session: 

  • sequences and instruction specific to you.  (Every person has unique circumstances which may include injuries, limitations, imbalances, compromised health, specific intentions, styles of learning, etc...)
  • private space with personal attention
  • flexibility in scheduling session times
  • props are provided
  • photo documentation with notes included for support of your home practice

Schedule your session before January 31st (ok for sessions to take place in Feb.) by calling 720-219-5622 or email by clicking here balancedbeing@hotmail.com

Yoga Sessions are 60 minutes and take place in the office of The Balanced Being.

 


The Benefits Of Massage 
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:
  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
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Insurance Alternatives for Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage is covered by some insurance companies, however, many still do not cover therapeutic massage when billed by the massage therapist.  Alternative coverage for therapuetic sessions are available outside of traditional health insurance.   One way is through employer sponsored Cafeteria Plans (section 125)/flexible spending accounts that offer employees an opportunity to set aside pre-tax earnings dedicated to health related services.   Therapeutic Massage is an accepted service.   This means that when you are enrolled in this plan you save money by not paying taxes on the allocated funds for health services.   To read more about Cafeteria Plans click here,  Flex Plans, click here

You are welcome to contact The Balanced Being regarding inquiries about alternative and/or insurance related massage coverage. 


February Yoga Basics 6 week course begins for newbies!

No experience necessary

No flexibility needed

All you need...to show up with a desire to give it a try!


Mondays 7:15-8:45pm

Begins Feb. 1st

Location:  Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver (Broadway and I-25) 

Register by calling 720-570-9642

 

 

 

Information on ongoing level 1 and all levels classes can be accessed on The Balanced Being calendar.


Healing Spice 

 

A natural support I have been hearing more and more about is Turmeric.  I know many people who have been including this spice (via capsules) into their daily intake of supplements to support the health of joints by minimizing inflammation, aiding digestion, and more.  One resource I came across is through Mercola.com.  Dr. Mercola shares an abundance of great information and by clicking this link you can learn about the healing benefits of turmeric. 


Being Balanced Tip of the Day

  a      b     c

Standing Twist

This is a great pose that can easily be done just about anywhere.  Whether you are at your desk, walking through a park (using a park bench), or at home, you can do this pose to release your back and hips along with increasing energy through the body, flushing the organs, alleviating neck tensions and decreasing overall stress.  

  • Stand with both feet directly facing the chair
  • Place one foot on the chair and your hands on your hips (picture a)
  • Standing leg must stay firm and active throughout the pose
  • Hips and pelvis must stay aligned and square to the chair in front of you
  • Without moving your hips, turn your torso toward your bent leg and place your opposite hand on your knee (picture b)
  • Inhale and lift up through your spine, exhale and turn a little more moving both shoulders back (picture c)
  • As you turn your torso, press your standing leg thigh back to resist your hips turning with you. 
  • As you turn, move your torso (chest, shoulders) first before turning your head  
  • Release, and do the other side. 

After the second side, place both feet on floor about 12 inches apart, place both hands on a wall or a desk, straighten your arms, pull back with your legs and legthen your spine.  Stay for a few breaths then come up.

Note:

  • If you feel wobbly or "balance challenged" in the standing twist, do this by a wall.  Have your bent leg next to the wall placing either one or two hands on the wall as you twist. 
  • Contraindications:  Pregancy, women during their cycle, recent hip replacement.

Quote of the Day

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia


The Balanced Being specializes in providing exceptional soft tissue therapy/therapeutic massage, yoga instruction, classes and workshops.

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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