health

“Silence your inner critic and give voice to your inner coach” ~ Fatima Doman


October Yoga & Meditation Challenge

Author of the book Authentic Strengths, and founder and CEO of Authentic Strengths Advantage, Fatima Doman will be one of three guest speakers!Fatima with book

During October, we will be exploring recent cutting-edge neuroscience of the brain and the positive effect that researchers are finding with those who have a daily yoga and meditation practice. Our goal is to help each individual find a rhythm of daily yoga and meditation. Learn how you can live a healthier happier life.

Registration ends soon. For more information contact: yogakulaproject@gmail.com or call: 435 659 6950.

 

Moving from Stress & Anxiety to a State of Calm & Relaxation


Nasal Breathing (Pranayama) vs. Mouth Breathing; Moving from Stress & Anxiety to a State of Calm & Relaxation

At the beginning of every yoga class, I impress upon my students the importance of yogic breathing during practice. It is so important that the poses are secondary to breathing; a student can consider their practice perfect, if all they do during class is yogic breathing, while adding few or no poses.MeMed

The ancient Indian system of yoga identified prana as the universal life force or energy which distinguishes the living from the dead. Start by finding a slow, deep, rhythmic breath, in through the nose and out through the nose.

Then, find a ratio of inhale to exhale wherein the exhale is a little longer than the inhale; the exhale is as powerful at the end as it is in the beginning. On the initial inhale, soften the belly allowing the diaphragm to move downwards and fill up the lungs. On the exhale, drawn the navel in and up, expressing all the air out the lungs. These simple steps will: calm the mind, reduce worries and anxieties; improve focus and attention; increase energy, bringing enthusiasm and positivity; boost the immune system; rejuvenate the body and mind; and, may even slow down the aging process.

Take a moment now to become aware of your breath. Is it deep or shallow, smooth or choppy? Most of us breathe from the chest. Shallow breathing sends a signal to the brain that all is not well and we are stressed. Alternatively, breathing from the abdomen boosts respiration, ensures a rich supply of oxygen to the brain and signals that all is well. If you watch new born babies, you will see that their stomachs rise and fall as they breathe in and out. This type of breathing calms the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) our body’s fight, flight, freeze reaction and switches on the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) producing a feeling of calm and relaxation.

If we breathe a lower volume of air by breathing in a slow controlled fashion through the nose, we increase the amount of carbon dioxide, and can deliver more oxygen to our muscles and organs including the heart and brain. Breathing in and out more air than necessary results in hypocapnia, a state of reduced carbon dioxide in the blood. You inhale and exhale too much when breathing in and out the mouth. This reduces oxygen to the brain and body tissues. Nasal breathing increases the levels of nitric oxide. A key signaling molecule used throughout the body. It regulates air flow and helps prevent over-breathing.

More professional athletes are now using the ancient wisdom of pranayama breathwork to excel at their sport. Ultra-marathoner Scott Jurek, seven-time consecutive winner of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, states that slowing down his breath rate and breathing from his belly through his nose, is essential to his athletic success.

Pay attention to your breath. Breathing in and out of the mouth signals the nervous system that something is wrong. Mouth breathing means difficult breathing and this, in turn, means deficient oxygenation of the tissues with the result of lowered vital organ and brain activity. To move from the SNS into the PNS, find an everyday situation and train your brain to start automatically breathing yogic breath. One suggestion is when driving, each time you come to a stop light, soften your belly and inhale then exhale slowly always through the nose. Over time you will naturally begin to exist in a state of calm and relaxation, instead of in a state of constant stress and anxiety.

Yoga & Meditation Challenge


THE CHALLENGE IS FULL!
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID AND ARE INTERESTED IN THE CHALLENGE, SEND AN EMAIL TO: yogakulaproject@gmail.com

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Yoga & Meditation Challenge


30 Day October 2016 Yoga & Meditation Challenge Yoga Kula Project, LLC

During the Challenge, our goal is to help each individual find a rhythm of daily yoga and meditation; however, each participant will set personal goals. For example, if you have an extremely busy schedule, your goal may be three sun salutations and 5 minutes of meditation daily. Whereas, another person’s goal may be one hour of yoga and one hour of mediation daily. All classes (Hot Pilates too!) in the studio are free during the month of October.30dayChallCompassion

During the month, we will be exploring recent cutting-edge neuroscience of the brain and the positive effects that researchers are finding with those who have a daily yoga and meditation practice. Moreover, several styles of meditation will be introduced, so you can choose the type, or types, that work best for your needs. If you are unable to attend all six special sessions, do not worry; just do your best.

Additionally, you will have month long support with dietary issues. Also, ongoing information will be available to support you emotionally and assist you with yoga and meditation.

All materials will be provided. All you have to do is sign up, create your goals and show up.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Trudee @ yogakulaproject@gmail.com or 435 659 6950. Deadline to sign up: Sunday 9/25/16. You can sign up with Trudee in the studio or call to reserve your spot.

 

2016 October Yoga & Meditation Challenge


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2016 October Yoga & Meditation Challenge


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Free yoga in October, guided meditations, 6 special sessions, 1 free private, guest speakers, book study: Buddha’s Brain~The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom.

October Yoga & Meditation Challenge


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Healthy Living; Using Yoga Poses & Essential Oils


What do you know about the Chakras? Do you want to deepen your knowledge and learn how you can balance these energy centers resulting in vitality and increased health?

There are seven main chakras that run through the area of the spine. Each chakra its related to an organ and the endocrine system. As you learn the location of each chakra and its relationship to your body, both physically and emotionally, you can DoTerraunderstand and take better control of your health.
During this amazing class we will be using 100 % natural DoTerra Essential Oils. These oils combined with specific yoga poses, will help you balance your chakras and move healing energy through your body.
You are certain to leave with increased vitality, feeling balanced & blissful and in control of your own health.

***DoTerra oils will be used during the workshop; however, this is not a sales presentation,nor will there be oils for sale at the workshop. Just come & have a fun time!

Joie Astudillo and Stephanie Engelbrecht Richins will be your guides during this journey @ Yoga Kula Project. This Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 4:30-6:30.

~Remember to make use of all our facilities after this event; we have pools, hot tubs, steam rooms, Jacuzzis and dry saunas.

Please RSVP @: https://www.facebook.com/events/1428867787417220/ or call 435 659 6950.

This is a donation based workshop, suggested donation is $25.

Scholarships available, contact us @ yogakulaproject@gmail.com.

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