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
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,
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- 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.
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!
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.
Being Balanced Tip of the Day
a b c
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.
- 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.