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FREEDOM The tradition of yoga, is both a philosophical system and a physical science that benefits the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga improves flexibility and strength physically, and can also help reduce stress through controlled breathing, quieting the mind and meditation. The ultimate goal of a complete and consistent yoga practice of proper breath, proper exercise, positive attitude, and healthy living, is to release tension in the body and still the mind to find self-realization and spiritual freedom.
Each yoga class we offer at Rise Yoga Studiowill set you on this path. Our studio is a calm oasis where you can explore yoga, unwind yourself, enjoy a cup of tea and even treat yourself to aHEALING MASSAGE.
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Background Yoga is a practice for optimizing the health of the body and quieting the mind. It includes a variety of activities, including physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation (dhyana), and lifestyle practices. READ MORE
Types of Yoga The yoga which Americans are most familiar, which consists of various postures and stretches designed to perfect the physical body, is known as hatha-yoga. READ MORE
Hatha Yoga Styles More Americans are practicing the physical aspect of Yoga than ever before, however it’s been so hybridized in its American incarnation that most of us now equate Yoga with exercise. READ MORE
LEGS UP THE WALL (VIPARITA KARANI) This gentle inversion is Restorative Yoga pose. The head is below the heart which allows the heart to work less, as blood from the legs are easily directed towards the heart.
Sit next to a wall with the side of your body on the wall and your knees bent into the chest.
Bring the lower back onto the floor while bringing the legs up the wall. Keep the upper body supported with the elbows on the floor.
Slowly release the elbows and lower the whole back down to the floor. If you are comfortable, stay here several minutes.
To come out, bring the knees into your chest and roll to your side.
You may wish to support the low back with a bolster or several folded blankets placed right at and parallel to the wall. This also increases the angle of inversion. You may try different positions with your legs, such as with knees bent and the soles of the feet touching or taking the legs in a wide straddle.