eNewsletter

Issue 11 November 4th, 2011




Greetings,

I hope this finds you well and enjoying this beautiful fall! 

We have had a busy 2011 and are happy to have a moment to stay connected with you through this newsletter.

I look forward to when I see you next!

Kelly


In this Issue:

  • The BB in the community
  • Yoga Asana of the Day
  • Quote of the Day

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The Balanced Being in the Community


Did you know... The Balanced Being brings services into the community?


In addition to providing massage and yoga sessions at the office and in the studio,The Balanced Being is bringing services of Yoga Classes and Therapeutic Massage to locations including; Lost Valley Dude RanchRocky Mountain Osteopathic MedicinePorter Place Senior Living Center, and Feisty Fit Females (cancer survivors support group), to name a few.


If you know of an office, school faculty, senior living center, medical office, or HOA, that would benefit from having on-site custom yoga classes and/or highly skilled therapeutic massage services, we would thoroughly enjoy partnering with them! Please contact Kelly at The Balanced Being regarding these services.

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Yoga Asana (pose) of the Day

Uttitha Trikonasa (triangle pose)


"This asana tones up the leg muscles, removes stiffness in the legs and hips, corrects any minor deformity in the legs and allows them to develop evenly.  It relieves back aches and neck sprains, strengthens the ankles and develops the chest." (BKS Iyengar, 1976, p. 64).

The shape of the pose:
  • Both legs are straight
  • The feet turn to the side
  • The torso extends evenly over one leg
  • Both arms are stretched out
  • Notice the triangles?

Getting in, basic actions, and getting out of the pose:
  • Begin by taking your feet wide apart- about 4 feet (ideal if you are barefoot on a sticky mat)
  • Extend both arms out to side
  • Move your shoulder blades down your back so your neck is long
  • Turn your right leg out 90 degrees and your left leg slightly in
  • Extend your torso to the right side, in line with your right leg, and take your right hand down on to your shin
  • Reach your left arm straight toward the ceiling
  • Press strongly down through your left heel and lengthen the crown of your head in the opposite direction
  • Turn your chest forward as you roll your right ribcage forward/left ribcage back
  • Turn your head to look up toward your left hand (if your neck is sensitive keep your head looking forward)
  • Stay for a few breaths while you maintain strong straight legs, long torso, and arms wide apart
  • To come up, inhale and pull through your upper arm to come back to upright standing. Turn both feet forward and repeat the steps on the other side. After both sides are done, come up and out.

Include these refined actions for intermediate students
  • Feet-press your outer heel on the back foot, and the mound of big toe on the front foot.
  • Move your front hip (the leg turned out 90 degrees) forward, inline with your front leg ankle
  • Turn your torso even more as you press your shoulder blades strongly onto your back
  • Create more length of the lower side of your torso by moving your front leg sit bone in the direction of your back leg heel.
  • Maintain and open chest and long neck as you turn your head to look up toward your hand.
  • Stay active in the pose for 1-2 minutes on each side, then repeat a second time.

*If your balance is challenged, stand with your back touching a wall and follow the instructions.
**If you have any health concerns, check with your doctor before attempting this pose.

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Public Group Yoga Classes

The schedule changes periodically so take a peak to see if there is a class time that works for you.  Click here to view the calendar.

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The Quote of the Day

"Not the cry, but the flight of
a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow."

Chinese Proverb

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

Visit thebalancedbeing.com or call 720-219-5622 to schedule an appointment or sign up for a workshop. To find a yoga class visit calendar on the balanced being website by clicking here.


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


Namaste,


Kelly Moore

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