|CAROL'S GENTLE YOGA & ART
Cindy & daughter - Mommy & Me Yoga in the Park!
"YOGA is beneficial
in all aspects
of living a Harmonious &
GO FOR IT...
LEARN HOW TO:
* RELAX & REJUVENATE
* RELIEVE STRESS
* STABILIZE EMOTIONS
* IMPROVE BREATHING
* INCREASE FLEXIBILITY
* IMPROVE MUSCLE TONE
* SUSTAIN WELL BEING
* MAINTAIN HEALTHY
* GAIN A MORE
* INCREASE ENERGY &
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YOGA BENEFITS ...
stretches and tones muscles,
helps weight loss,
resistance to allergies,
helps improve posture,
brings together harmony
body, mind and spirit!
*Private home classes
are available too.
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Verde Valley Yoga Association
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FUN & INFORMATIVE MOVIES:
Featured in winter 2016:
Life of Yogananda"
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other movies shown
"Sujata & Asoka:
Dancing in Love"
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|Carol's Gentle Yoga
offers the following classes:
CLASSES FOR ALL LEVELS OF
FLEXIBILITY FOR BEGINNERS
GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS
FLOOR AND "SHOE FRIENDLY" CHAIR YOGA
AND SPECIALIZED WORKSHOPS IN
CHAKRA ENERGY BALANCING,
"YOGA ON THE RED ROCKS"
These recorded weekly video's listed to the right, do not replace
physical therapy or exercises prescribed by your physician. The
videos do not replace nor should you construe them as medical advice.
Talk to your physician before starting this or any other exercise
program. Do Not do exercises that are beyond your fitness or
ability level. Stop if you experience pain or discomfort. If pain or
discomfort persists, seek medical attention. Never ignore or delay
medical advice because of anything said in these videos. Their are
risks in any exercise program. I am not responsible or liable for any
harm, loss, medical problems or other consequences you suffer or
caused resulting from the use of these videos or reliance on
information provided in these videos.
7 Rituals to Transform Your
Day Into a Sacred
Instead of one long practice,
try 2-3 minute mini practice portals
that you can weave throughout your day.
You can set the timer on your phone to
remind you when to practice.
When you do have a few minutes of space to practice,
notice how resistance to resting or practicing may show up.
Be aware of what you feel called to do instead.
Is it nurturing, supportive, or healing?
Is your default mode moving you toward healing or
toward distraction and staying stuck?
Use your least favorite chore as a portal to practice.
Chant, sing, or follow your breath while washing dishes,
doing your taxes, doing laundry,
or mopping the floor.
Use your resistance as a way to
turn the mundane into the sacred.
Any song or affirmation that is offered with devotion will work.
Leave a small space in your home—a chair, your yoga mat,
a corner of a room, a closet,
or even your car—set up and
ready for your practice.
Begin to see every seat as a
potential meditation seat or
yoga nidra nest.
Acknowledge your obstacles.
Let go of being surprised and frustrated when they show up.
Observe the barriers to practice that arise
and the obstacles that you place in your own way.
Be aware of which patterns keep showing up.
How can you shift something to create a new outcome?
Decide what you are willing to commit to.
Connect to the desire in your heart to
deepen your practice and let that be what guides you.
Even when you feel like you cannot “do” a single thing,
connecting to that longing with a sense of gratitude
that the fire is burning within you will support you.
Connect to it with gratitude, as opposed to despair
and disappointment that the desire has not yet been fulfilled;
know that you are moving toward it.
Connect with your faith that things can change.
Remember the cycles of nature where nothing is permanent.
There is a season for everything.
Be creative. Look for the pauses, transitions, spaciousness,
The day is full of natural transitions:
sunrise, high noon, sunset, moon-rise.
Use these natural transitions to remind you to pause.
When you pause,
you create a natural void,
so place a mantra,
a bible verse, or a blessing for yourself
in that space to empower yourself.
These are the little Nidra moments that will
change your relationship to the practice.
NOTE: Adapted from Radiant Rest: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and Awakened Clarity by Tracee Stanley
© 2021 by Tracee Stanley. Reprinted in arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc. Boulder, CO.
IF YOU CAN'T
SIT ON THE FLOOR TO DO YOGA?
"GENTLE CHAIR YOGA
CHAIR YOGA is a gentle form of yoga
promoting relaxation and proper breathing techniques
and is designed for “all levels of fitness!”
Is is designed for those who may have
suffered injuries,are overweight,
or have limited range of motion due to aging
or disabilities can benefit.
It is also beneficial for those with many health issues including
hypertension, insomnia, neck and back pain, anxiety, depression, and
chronic fatigue syndrome.
These “Chair Yoga” positions (asanas) can help
stretch your hands, wrists, arms,
upper back, hips, low back and feet.
These Yoga exercises will strengthen your abdomen,
deepen your breath, lower high blood pressure,
can eliminate stress with meditation techniques promoting relaxation
and may reduce the probability of blood-clot formation in your blood
Namaste is a Sanskrit greeting meaning:
"I see the Divine in you
as a mirror of the Divine in myself."
We use this greeting in class
at the beginning and end.
It is included in a practice called the
Sit or stand across from your partner or instructor.
Bring your hands together in the prayer position pointed
towards the Earth.
Inhale as you raise your hands to your heart.
With a soft gaze and an open heart,
look into each other's eyes.
Bow as you exhale,
looking into your instructor's or partner's eyes and
either say aloud or silently....
acknowledge the Divine in them as a mirror of the Divine in
yourself. Inhale back to your starting position. Exhale your
hands back to the Earth.
As you move through your day, look into people's eyes and
say, "Namaste", either aloud or silently. See if you can
experience the "Divine within them." This practice can also be
done with animals, trees, rocks, mountains or anything else,
as we are all Divine Consciousness in form.
Notice how this practice makes you feel??? ....connected,
alone or present?
40 Ways Yoga Heals:
4.Improves Immune Function
6.Improve Lung Function
7.Leads to Slower and Deeper Breathing
8.Discourages Mouth Breathing
9.Increase Oxygenation of Tissues
10.Improves Joint Health
11.Nourishes Intervetebral Disks
12.Improves Return of Venous Blood
13.Increase Circulation of Lymph
14.Increase Circulation of Feet
16.Increase Control of Bodily Function
18.Conditions the Cardiovascular System
19.Promotes Weight Loss
20.Relaxes the Nervous Systems
21.Improve the Function of the Nervous System
22.Improve Brain Function
23.Activate the Left Prefrontal Cortex
24.Changes the Neurotransmitter Levels
25.Lower Blood Sugar
26.Lowers Blood Pressure
27.Lower Levels of Stress Hormone Cortisol
28.Improves Levels of Cholesterol and Triglycerides
29.Thins the Blood
30.Improves Bowel Function
31.Release Unconscious Muscular Gripping
32.Uses Imagery to Effect Change in the Body
34.Lowers Needs for Medication
35.Fosters Healing Relationships
36.Improves Psychological Health
37.Leads to Healthier Habits
38.Fosters Spiritual Growth
39.Elicits the Placebo Effects
40.Encourages Involvement in Your Own Healing
Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall, M.D.
"Be the Student"
by Carol Oveross, RYT
I can always tell when it’s been a while
since I’ve taken a yoga class.
I start to feel a little out of touch with
"the student in me,"
which can soon lead to feeling disconnected with "the students
in front of me."
At that point, there’s really no excuse good enough, I need to
get my butt into a yoga class too -
but,someone else’s yoga class!
I like to remember that even as yoga teachers
we are forever students on this amazing path,
I find it helpful to take classes …
to be reminded regularly what it is to
be a student.
I find it keeps me more ....
aware and compassionate.
My yoga classes
you will discover
are designed for
*CHAIR YOGA CLASSES"
EVERY MONDAY @ 11AM
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follow my recorded YouTubes of my
previous sessions - just click the links below:
4/13/20, Week #1
4/20/20, Week #2
5/4/20, Week #3
5/11/20, Week #4
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5/18/20, Week #5
5/24/20, Week #6
6/1/20, Week #7
6/8/20, Week #8 - Breathwork & Stretching
6/15/20, Week #9 - Neck & Shoulders
6/22/2, Week #10 - Memory Enhancement
6/29/20, Week #11- How to live to 100 yrs. old
7-6-20, Week #12 - Memory & Stress
7-13-20, Week #13 -Hip Flexors/Psoas
7-20-20, Week #14 - Trapezius/Upper Back/Shoulders
7-27-20, Week #15 - Shoulders
8-3-20, Week #16 - Feet/Reflexology
8-10-20, Week #17- Lower Back/Hip Flexors
8-17-20, Week #18 - Shoulders/Trapezias
8-24-20, Week #19 - Arms/Triceps/Biceps
8-31-20, Week #20 - Brain/Limbic System
9-7-20, week #21 - Intentions
9-14-20, week #22 - Hand Mudras
9-21-20 - week #23 - Balance - Fall Equinox
9-28-20 - week #24 - Calves, Ankles & Feet
10-5-20 - week #25 - Eyes
10-12-20 - week #26 - Breath of Life
10-19-20 - Week #27 - Evaluation - Thank-You Body
10-26-20 - Week #28 - Heal/Revamp your Diet
11-2-2020 - Week #29 - Shoulders
11-9-2020 - Week #30 - General Overview
11-16-2020- Week #31 - Biceps/Triceps
11-23-2020 - Week #32 - The Yoga of Breath, Part1
11-30-2020 Week #33 - The Yoga of Breath, Part 2
12-7-2020 - Week #34 - The Yoga of Breath, Part 3
12-14-2020 - Week #35 - Latissimis Dorsi/ back
12-21-2020 - Week #36 - Winter Solstice - Go Within
12-28-2020 Week #37 - Acknowledge our growth
1-4-2021 Week #38 - Importance of Sleep & Restoration
1-11-2021 - Week #39 - Balance & Harmony
1-18-2021 Week #40 - MLK/Non-violence (Ahimsa)
1-25-21 - Week #41 - Psoas (Hip Flexors)
2-1-21 - Week #42 - **BONUS
with Guest Yoga Instructor,
Herbalist &Yoga Instructor.
Plus click link below
to see a video of
90-yr old YOGA student
doing the Rites at 87-yr. old
and is still at it TODAY!
2-8-21 - Week #43 -Triceps & Shoulders
w/Review 5-rites w/Modifications
2-15-21 - Week #44 - Tree Pose
RECORDING NOT AVAILABLE!
2-22-21 - Week #45 - Pranayama &Tree Pose
3-1-21 - Week #46 -Transform Your Day
3-8-2021 - Week #47 - Empower your Body
3-15-2021 - Week #48 - Spring Equinox - Balance
3-22-2021 - Week #49 - Water Within Us
3-29-2021 - Week #50 - Quiet the Monkey Mind
4-5-2021 - Week #51 - Spring Cleaning: S.E.E.D.S. for change
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