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Springdale, Arkansas, United States
Yoga and reading are my passions - followed closely by jewelry-making and cooking plant-based meals. My husband is my guinea pig for my recipes and thankfully he's a willing subject! Be sure to visit my Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBookishYogini?ref=search_shop_redirect

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Yoga for Spring

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I've been reading from a book recommended by my favorite internet Yoga teacher, Melissa West,  titled, "The Way of the Happy Woman" by Sara Avant Stover.  The summary on Amazon says:   "In this book, Sara Avant Stover shows how simple, natural, and refreshingly accessible practices can minimize stress and put us back in sync with our own cycles and those of nature".  The book is divided into seasons, and within each seasonal section there is a chapter with an overview of the season, a chapter regarding ayurvedic prinicipals for eating in that season (with recipes), a chapter with at least two yoga practices designed specifically for that season, and a chapter for reflections for that season.

At the Jones Center I will be teaching several classes designed for Spring.  Thursday, March 17, will be a Yin Yoga class targeting the liver & gallbladder meridians. Yin Yoga is designed to help one sit longer, and more comfortably in meditation by stretching connective tissue around the joints (mainly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine). A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and on-the-back poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia (connective tissue).

Join me at 5:30 pm at the Jones Center! Classes are free to members and only $3 for non-members.

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