Merry Christmas! I hope you enjoy the time with family, friends or peacefully with yourself. We are taking time to relax from December 26th through January 2nd. Yoga Adobe will reopen Monday, Jan 2nd for the usual schedule. Since the holidays can bring a higher level of stress, now is a great time to bring tools for stress reduction into your daily schedule. Our focus through the holidays is lowering stress to support memory and brain health. Did you know that excess stress can damage your brain cells? As our memories are one of our most precious possessions, we will all benefit from supporting and enhancing our cognitive function. Come practice with us for easy tips!
I look forward to seeing you on the mat!
Nurture your inner wisdom in this supportive haven using the time honored tools of pranayama*, asana* and dhyana*. Enhance inner peace, focus and balance through the use of visualization, mantra and relaxation. Yoga Adobe welcomes students of all ages, sizes and experience with a variety of classes. Yoga practitioners may notice a marked decrease in stress, improved sleep and increased flexibility – both physically and mentally. Enjoy the benefits that stem from gentle movement and conscious awareness of the inherent beauty of your personal journey. The Gentle and Restorative focus of classes at Yoga Adobe brings the potential of vibrant rejuvenation to practitioners across the lifespan, allowing us time to sink deeper into release and spirit as we connect on a new level.
*For those of you not inherently familiar with the language of yoga, please don’t be intimidated – a knowledge of Sanskrit is not required to benefit from your practice. The term Pranayama means breath control. Prana means specifically breath or life force. Ayama means extension, as prolonging the duration of the withheld breath is thought to prolong life. The ultimate purpose of pranayama is to control the movement of the mind. Asana refers to the physical postures used in yoga which have been designed to facilitate the ability to sit in meditation and connect with your inner wisdom. Dhyana means meditation – said to be the highest virtue, the highest purity. Meditation may also be explained as a natural continuation or deepening of concentration. For the ancient yogis, meditation was held in value above intellectual knowledge. Come join our new Meditation Group meeting at 7 pm on the second Monday of each month. Keep an eye on our newsletter for the meditation schedule.
Additional tools we use are Visualization – a process that can guide your personal journey. You may chose to script your own visualization to empower your growth. Mantras – the repetition of a particular word or short phrase – may facilitate tension release and increase focus. Relaxation will be experienced at the end of each session, giving the body time to integrate release on a deeper, more personal level.
Join me on the path. Follow the links to class schedules and descriptions to determine your best fit at Yoga Adobe. We have all the necessary props available here at the studio including mats, blankets, straps, blocks, bolsters, dowels, tennis balls and sand bags!! You are certainly welcome to bring your own props if you prefer. I look forward to connecting with you soon!