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Articles tagged with: Yoga

Yoga: Standing Warrior Series

May 12, 2015.
  • Yoga Blog Image

    Today's practice is a standing warrior series. Some benefits of each pose in the series are: 

    • Standing at Attention/ Mt. Pose Benefits: can create a sense of grounding and centering. Can increase focus, improve balance and draw your awareness inward.
    • Warrior II Benefits: can increase focus, strength, and presence. Can create an opportunity to track the fluctuations of the mind and a possibility to invite the breath to calm the mind.
    • Extended Side Angle- Variation Benefits: energizing, strengthening, grounding, heart opener.
    • Reverse Warrior Benefits: stretches sides of torso and arms, opens the hips, strengthening, opening.
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Yoga: Heart Openers

April 14, 2015.
  • photo of Lisa Diers demonstrating Yoga Heart Openers

    By Lisa Diers, RD, LD, E-RYT, Director of Nutrition and Yoga Services Manager

    Hi Everyone,

    Today's Emily Program yoga blog focuses on the heart and opening the front of the body. For many of us, much of our time is spent rounding forward. Whether that's from typing, texting, reading, watching TV, videos, or from carrying "burdens on our backs." Many of us could benefit from a stretch in the front of our body to help reverse the effects of our daily experiences. Maybe you want to open your heart to receive what you need and let go of what no longer serves you. Or perhaps you want to experience the grounding and healing benefit of your heart beat. The beat that has been with you your entire life.

    Whatever your intention, practice in a way that feels best for you- trusting the wisdom of your body.

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Yoga: Alternate Nostril Breathing

March 19, 2015.
  • Yoga Blog Image

    Today's yoga focus is a powerful and accessible practice called Nadi Shodhana or Alternate Nostril Breathing (ANB).

    This practice is about BALANCE. Alternate Nostril Breathing balances the right & left hemispheres of the brain, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. In essence, ANB creates balance between "fight or flight" and "rest and digest" responses, calming the nervous system and decreasing stress.

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Yoga: Breath of Joy

February 23, 2015.
  • By Lisa Diers, RD, LD, E-RYT, Director of Nutrition and Yoga Services Manager

    Today's focus is a popular pose at TEP- Breath of Joy! When I ask our students what they like about the pose I often hear responses like: "It makes me smile", "I feel less stressed after doing it", "I am not as crabby", "It's silly and fun." Well, what's not to love about that?!

    A few benefits of Breath of Joy you may experience: Less Stress or anxious feeling, increased circulation in the body, increased energy levels or increased number of smiles.

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Yoga: Legs Up the Wall

January 29, 2015.
  • By Lisa Diers, RD, LD, ERYT 
    Director of Nutrition and Yoga Services Manager, The Emily Program

    The first of our Emily Program yoga series begins with a classic pose for cultivating relaxation, aiding in stress reduction, and promoting a gentle stretch in the legs. In this video, you will see the pose in its more traditional form. However, there are several variations that can be taken to meet your current needs. Some physical modifications may include relaxing in this pose while lying in your bed, or by placing a folded blanket under your low back or head for added support. Other options could include using an eye pillow or incorporating aromatherapy. It's all about doing what feels good in your body and listening to what it needs.

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