Hips, Shoulders and the Healing Power of Breathing, Less

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Jeff Bailey

Yoga has been part of my life since 1985 when at the age of 23 I found a practice that I would explore and modify for years to come as I worked through my own stuff. I have found that with a self-forgiving approa...
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This level 1 class includes some words throughout to help the practitioner understand why we deemphasize the breath in Avita Yoga. Our ability to retain CO2 has a healthy impact on the body and mind. Quite simply, calm breathing through the nose during rest or activity moves us toward better health, and it takes practice. This, along with resolving the blockages in and around the joints is what Avita Yoga is all about. It's the perfect activity to practice the Buteyko Breathing Method and restore youthful movement. Physically speaking, this class has a stabilizing effect on the spine while mobilizing the hips and shoulders. If you don't have a bolster, a firm pillow will suffice. A belt from a bathrobe will work as a strap--anything about 5 to 6 feet long will do.

Materials: 1 Bolster, 1 Strap

Avita Yoga® is an approach that specializes in resolving injuries, chronic pain, stiffness and hyper flexibility. It eases the body’s aging process by stimulating the body's natural, healing physiology. Avita Yoga address our differences--body type, age, life history, injury, etc. Too often we move around our problems without even knowing it, which tends to make them worse.

Avita Yoga® brings areas of conflict and rigidity to light where they can be resolved. It is a sustainable practice that generates longterm results with more freedom in body and more peace in mind. If you've ever thought that you are too stiff for yoga, then Avita is for you. The goal is simple: to remain healthy, mobile and happy as long as possible. As such, Avita Yoga is a no frills, results-driven practice. Best when practiced three times per week, it is a systematic approach that pays close attention to each individual body. It works for students of all ages, abilities and degrees of mobility. Avita is the yoga for a lifetime™.