Upcoming Classes – March/April 2005

Tues. March 22nd
Core Strength Class (Special time 6 to 7:15 pm)
Benefits: Opens the full range of motion of the shoulder joint; brings attention to the alignment of the upper body in preparation for handstand; strengthens and extends the leg muscles.

Friday March 25th
Backbend Posture Class (12:30 to 1:45 pm)
Benefits: Lengthens the hip flexor muscles across the front of the hips (which will improve the position of the pelvis and may alleviate lower back pain); opens the shoulder and upper back muscles; improves posture; strengthens and invigorates the whole body; improves respiration; energizes the nervous system; can counteract depression.

Tues. March 29th
Balance Postures Class (5:30 to 6:45 pm)
Benefits: Fosters a lightness and agility as well as endurance; muscle tone increases; improves coordination and concentration.

Wed. March 30th
Twists Postures Class (5:30 to 6:45 pm)
Benefits: Maintains suppleness in spine and shoulders; can relieve pain in the neck, shoulders, and back from sitting at a computer; increases energy level; tones and massages the abdominal organs and improves digestion.

Tues. April 5th
Seated Postures Class (5:30 to 6:45 pm)
Benefits: Stretches spine, shoulders, hips, hamstrings and groin; stimulates liver and kidneys; improves digestion; can relieve mild depression, anxiety, fatigue; therapeutic for high blood pressure, insomnia, or sinusitis.

Wed. April 6th
Backbend Postures Class (5:30 to 6:45 pm)
Benefits: See above.

Tues. April 12th
Supine and Prone Postures Class (5:30 to 6:45 pm)
Benefits: Stretches the abdomen; increases mobility of the spine and hips; strengthen the back, arms and legs; stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (responsible for breathing and digestion) and therefore can be deeply soothing.