Thai massage works off the belief that tightened muscles lead to the diminished flow of energy in your body. When energy can't flow freely, you become inflexible, suffer pain and feel stiff. Overtime, this leads to shortened muscles and connective tissue that affects your posture, immunity and organ function -- all of which speed up aging and disability.
The pressing techniques used in Thai massage are designed to increase blood circulation to facilitate the better flow of oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. It also helps your body naturally get rid of waste, such as metabolic byproducts and carbon dioxide, more efficiently.
Adding stretching to the massage process helps relax the muscles further, so they naturally regain natural flexibility and tone. You'll relieve chronic stiffness and experience improved mobility.
Thai massage is an alternative way for people to deal with chronic pain, and can be quite effective for temporary relief showed a review of the research published in 2015 in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. In the six studies reviewed, people reported a 25 to 80 percent reduction of pain that lasted up to 15 weeks following a Thai massage protocol.
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Join Lauren and Sean and explore the world of Thai massage. Invite your significant other, friend, or family member to join you as we use our yoga practice to strengthen your already strong bond. Expect to play, connect, and relax with this well rounded workshop and know that there is no prior yoga or massage experience needed to join in on the fun.
Members: $30 each
Non-Members: $40 each
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Members: $35 each
Non-Members: $45 each
Wear comfortable clothing.
Avoid eating at least one hour before and drink a lot of water prior to class.
Bring a mat & water.
“At this New Moon, plant a seed for the Universe to tend. Set your vision upon the stars.”
The New Moon marks the beginning of a new cycle and is a time to let go and start anew. During this time, the Moon is open and responsive and full of sympathetic potential. A chance to glance within and reconnect to our deepest desires.
This is the perfect time to plant seeds of intentions for what you wish to manifest in your life. This powerful moon phase allows the past energy to move along to its highest spiritual progression to be released so that we may invite new energy to take over its place in our lives.
Take this day to relax and meditate.
New Moon Mantra:
I am restored by this cosmic energy.
I am protected by forces higher than I.
I let go of the weight that holds me down.
My path is clear.
My spirit is alive.
I am open to receive.
It’s starting to feel a lot like Fall! As the leaves turn from a dark, earthy green that illuminate when the light hits them to a bright orange, also red, and gold, we remind ourselves that change is beautiful. Change is the essence of life, so we must be willing to sometimes surrender who we are for what we shall become.
One of the reasons people resist change is because they focus on what they have to give up, rather than what they have to gain.
"Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are."
– Jason Crandell
Hot Yoga season is upon us. Get out of the cold and into a sweaty state of pure bliss. Your brain becomes mush, your pores feel like they've been washed clean, your legs are drenched, and your muscles are limber and relaxed - a feeling like no other! Nevermind the benefits to your digestive system and endocrine system, which boosts your metabolic rate.
Benefits of Hot Yoga:
- increases flexibility
- detoxifies the body
- improves circulation
- can aid in weight loss
- boosts heart health
- improves your mood
- promotes mindfulness
Traditional Hot is recommended for all levels and consists of 26 postures to a set sequence. Grow your practice with long static holds of each posture, and detoxify your body in a 105 degree room. This class will tone your muscles, kick start your immune system, and restore your vitality by reducing stress.
Cobra pose stretches and strengthens the muscles of the shoulder and the hands, the abdomen, and also chest. It increases flexibility, allowing you to breathe in more air. Not to be confused with Upward Facing Dog Pose, it also helps improve your mood.
More Benefits of Cobra Pose:
- Decreases stiffness of the lower back
- Improves menstrual irregularities
- Firms and tones the glutes
- Invigorates the heart
- Stimulates the kidneys
- Relieves stress and fatigue
- Opens the chest and helps to clear the passages of the heart and lungs
- Improves circulation of blood and oxygen, especially throughout the spinal and pelvic regions
- Improves digestion
- Strengthens the spine
- Soothes sciatica
- Helps to ease symptoms of asthma
How to do it:
Take a deep breath and relax.
Lie belly-down on the floor, with your legs straight. The top of your feet should be touching the floor.
Pull your chest up a little, with your hands under the shoulders.
Keep your shoulders relaxed. Do not push them up toward the ears.
Slowly lift your chest further, while straightening your elbows a little. Your hip and thighs should be touching the ground firmly at all times. Hold the position for 10 to 14 seconds. To release, bend your elbows slowly and ease down to the floor.
Get all of the benefits of a typical yoga routine while also sculpting and slimming from head to toe! Yoga Sculpt is a great a way to add a little more specific muscle resistance to your yoga practice. It mixes up your fitness routine and adds variety since it’s a non-traditional approach.
Most doctors recommend weight training as the No. 1 preventive measure against bone loss. As women age, they can lose up to 1-2% of their bone mass annually.
Adding weights to traditional poses pushes your body to engage even more muscles than you would in a regular yoga class, therefore creating a stronger body overall to not only prevent injury, but to also take your regular practice to the next level.
Sunday, August 19
3:00 - 5:00
Join Jackie, Lauren K. and Casey for a killer marathon of sculpt! Challenge yourself through 75 minutes of sculpt, taking 15 minutes outdoors for a heart-pumping cardio circuit. Cool it down with Casey as she guides you through gentle restorative postures. No sculpting or yoga experience required.
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*Yoga mat rentals and bottled water available for purchase at the studio*
Pre-registration recommended. Questions or to register contact Lauren at email@example.com
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Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded Consciousness. Our essential nature is usually overshadowed by the activity of the mind.
"Every season of the heart has its own perfect time and an important purpose. Even those that shake you, like the harsh winds of fall shake the trees, for they help you drop unnecessary things. Even those that challenge your footing, like the rains of spring loosen the ground beneath a flower's roots, because they give you the chance to dig even deeper. And even those that feel like they chill you almost to death, like the winter cold does to the once vibrant flower, for they cleanse and ready you for the beauty of your coming spring."
~ Cristen Rodgers
Tight hamstrings are no joke. Even though we stretch and stretch, they still spring back as tight as ever. It is common to make the mistake of stretching the same muscle fibers in the same way each time. If you’ve been stretching your hamstrings repeatedly without relief, maybe it’s time to try a different approach:
Sit with your legs extended in front of you in a narrow V-shape. Set a tennis ball under the back of each thigh, just below the sitting bone in the flesh of the hamstrings, then lean back on your hands and allow your legs to be heavy and relaxed. Rest still for a few deep breaths or roll your legs side to side until you feel ready to inch the balls further down your legs. You can lean slightly forward, but focus on releasing the weight of the legs down rather than trying to stretch. If you’re uncomfortable with your legs straight, you can try the same technique seated on a chair with a firm seat. After 2–3 minutes remove the tennis balls completely, lie on your back, and notice how your legs feel.
In our always-busy lives, it’s easy to prioritize everything else before ourselves. Even for the most devoted yogis, the flurry of work deadlines, social commitments and family obligations can make it difficult to find a moment of stillness to simply rest and nourish ourselves.
Self-care isn’t always about oils and baths. Sometimes it is seeing who are and giving yourself permission to be you. It is about setting boundaries and not being afraid to say no. Self-love is knowing your worth and not having guilt about doing what is best for you.
Yoga is a great form of self-care. Yoga practice is about healing the self through self- discovery and self-acceptance. It’s a transformational practice that strengthens the life force within. It teaches us to overcome internal and external obstacles that come with everyday life. When we practice yoga, we sleep and digest better and we maintain a more balanced emotional and mental state of being with presence and poignancy.
Try this ~
Make a list of things that make you happy. Make a list of things you do every day. Compare the lists. Adjust accordingly.