Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Inversions Galore!

What will it be? Handstand, Headstand, Forearm Balance or Shoulderstand… or all those together tee, hee… come and see!

Benefits of Inversion Poses:

1. Gravity is used to provide the brain with more oxygen and blood and this increases mental functioning, improves concentration, memory and processing abilities.

2. Getting upside down allows lymph to more easily travel into the respiratory system to eliminate toxins and bacteria and increase immunity to prevent illness.

3. Heating inversions such as handstand, headstand and forearm balance get more blood moving to the brain which is physically invigorating and mentally revitalizing.

4. Cooling inversions such as shoulderstand and legs up the wall calm the nervous system to activate the parasympathetic nervous system to produce feelings of balance and calm.

5. Balancing on the hands or head is the next step after balancing on one or two legs in finding equanimity.

6. Inversions create body balance by developing upper body strength.

7. Inversions build […]

By | 2016-12-26T22:16:33+00:00 September 11th, 2013|Classes, Inspirational, Yoga Sutras|0 Comments

Let Go and Let God

Crown Chakra Yoga and Meditation Retreat With Sri Ekan
Sunday, September 15th- 9:30am-4:30pm

In Sanskrit,the Crown Chakra is called Sahasrara,or thousand petaled lotus. Like a king or queen whose crown signifies order in the kingdom, the Crown Chakra represents the ruling principle of life- the place where the underlying order and meaning of all things is perceived. It is the pervading consciousness that thinks, reasons, and gives form and focus to our activities. It is the true essence of Being as the awareness that dwells within. In the unconscious, it is the wisdom of the body. In the conscious mind, it is the intellect and our belief systems. In the superconscious, it is awareness of the Divine.

Come explore and experience the infinitely profound seat of cosmic consciousness known as the 7th Chakra or Crown Chakra. This Chakra connects us to divine intelligence and the source of all manifestation and spiritual illumination. It […]

Arm Balance Poses For Strength and Flexibility Now and Into Your Golden Years

Arm Balances give strength to your upper body for independent living as you age and make your core strong to hold you up in good balance.  The combination of osteoporosis with poor balance reflexes can lead to falls and broken bones (wrist, shoulder, and hip fractures are most common), with potentially life-threatening consequences as you age.  Due to upper body weakness many seniors can’t even open heavy doors or carry their own grocery bags.  Arm Balancing Yoga Poses will help prevent these issues.

Arm Balances can be challenging so they are often the favorite category of poses to “forget” to practice.  One reason arm balances are so challenging is they require both strength and flexibility. You may be very strong but still not be able to do arm balances if you don’t have the necessary flexibility. And yet excellent flexibility is no guarantee of success if you don’t have the needed […]

By | 2016-12-26T22:16:33+00:00 September 5th, 2013|Classes, Inspirational, Yoga Sutras|0 Comments