eNewsletter         Issue 9             May 5th, 2010

In this Issue:

 

  • Mother's Day Special!
  • Allergy Season Remedy
  • Yoga on the Martha Stewart Show
  • May Yoga Basics
  • Being Balanced Tip of the Day
  • Quote of the Day

 

Mother's Day Special

 20% off  

therapeutic massage, private yoga session, or a combination of the two - gift certificate 

Special offer available through May 9th, 2010. 

Call 720-219-5622 or click here to contact us via email.


 

Breathe easy in this allergy season, naturally!!


              

 

The Dry Salt Inhaler (DSI) has helped people with asthma, allergies, and upper respiratory conditions.  Read more here.

 

  

Iyengar Yoga was featured on The Martha Stewart Show. Inspired by her practice of Iyengar Yoga with Senior Teacher James Murphy, Director of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York, Stewart devoted her entire Jan. 8 show to yoga. Watch the show at http://www.marthastewart.com/show/the-martha-stewart-show/the-yoga-show

 

 

Yoga Basics For Beginners

Mondays 7:15-8:45 pm at the Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver

(Still time to join this week!)

During this six week series, you will learn elementary poses and principles of alignment and balance along with an introduction to yoga philosophy . These six introductory classes cost $60. Please call 720-570-9642 or email at info@iyengaryogacenter.com if you have any comments, questions, or to register for the six week basics series.


 

Being Balanced Tip of the Day

Yoga for Allergies

Yoga has many effects on the body, mind and nervous system.  Different poses and the way they are approached can support students in amazing ways.   There are sequences of poses that allow the body and nervous system to restore enabling the immune system to function stronger reducing or eliminating allergy symptoms.  The poses can be adjusted for each persons unique body to have a safe and effective experience.  While a basic series of poses created individually for you is ideal, below is a single pose to start the nervous system relaxation for your allergy relief practice.   

Settubanda Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)


Benefits:  Opens the chest and breathing passages, relaxes the body and nervous system

Props needed:  two blankets or bolsters and a strap or belt. 

Setup:  fold blankets so each one is approximately 6 inches wide and 2 to 3 feet long (or you can use two bolsters), place them end to end.  If you have a belt or strap place a loop in itl. 

Getting in, Being in, and Getting out of the pose

  • sit on the blankets and place the looped belt around your calves- snug but comfortable
  • with your knees bent recline onto the blankets with your spine fully supported
  • with your knees bent open your chest as you slide your shoulders off the blanket and bring your shoulders and head to the floor
  • Straighten your legs lengthening from the buttocks toward your heels to elongate your low back and keep your toes toward the ceiling to create space around your sacrum.  
  • Focus on breathing and relaxing through your face and throat
  • Stay for 1 to 5 minutes. 
  • To get out, bend the knees, carefully slide of the blankets, use your hands to come up slowly.  Remove belt from legs. 

Considerations:

  • Make sure the weight is on your shoulders and not your neck or head.
  • If your head or neck are sensitive add a blanket under your head and shoulders. 
  • Make sure to keep your lumbar spine long- if there is sensitivity in the low back keep the knees bent.

  Quote of the Day

  Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein  

 

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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