Gentle yoga, like many other forms of yoga, relieves stress, increases flexibility, calms the mind, and strengthens the body. Its’ extra relaxing nature, however, may make it even more of a timely practice while we all try to up our immunity these days. Finding ways to reduce the stress and anxiety in your life has proven benefits to keeping your immune system strong.
At Namaste, we offer many styles of gentler yoga that may benefit your immune system. Want some help choosing the form most suited to you? Read on as we elucidate some of our gentler styles.
Gentle Yoga concentrates on physical health and mental well-being.
Entering into bodily postures (asanas) with care and intention, incorporating breathing techniques (pranayama) and integrating meditation techniques(dyana), this practice works to bring about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. Gentle yoga, in particular, can be relaxing and help enhance range of motion. And, of course, a big benefit is that it’s accessible to people who may be unable to do a practice that requires a lot of flexibility and strength.
with Jill White Lindsay This fun and simple exercise is great for lubricating and opening up the wrists and forearms via pronation and supination (Anatomy Nerd Alert! Pronation means a "side-to-side" movement, Supination means "rotating to face forward of the body"). This move is especially great if you work behind a computer most of your day, as it moves the congestion out from those distal joints.
Posted by Namaste Yoga + Wellness on Thursday, January 10, 2019
Restorative Yoga is a form of gentle yoga with passive restorative postures.
Open the body, quiet the mind and move into a deep sense of relaxation with this style of yoga. This is a meditative practice that cultivates awareness of body, breath, and mind. This class can be particularly helpful to those experiencing stress, recovering from injury or illness, and anyone seeking a gentle class to unwind, relax and renew. This class is appropriate for beginners.
Beginner yoga explores some of the basic postures and breathing techniques that make up the practice of Hatha yoga.
Students will learn about the basics of proper alignment and technique. Emphasis will be placed on core strength, flexibility and balance, as well as concentration and breath control. This class is based on physical postures (asanas), deep breathing, mindfulness and listening to the body.No yoga experience necessary, simply bring a willingness to move and play.
Therapeutic Yoga is adapted for every body.
This gentle practice is particularly useful for those living with or recovering from an injury or illness or those who may be in chronic pain.
A therapeutic yoga exercise for those with chronic low back pain: The Pelvic Tilt with Dena Saedi. Curious about more? Please join Dena on March 8, 2020 for her Intro to Yoga for Chronic Pain workshop at Namaste.
Posted by Namaste Yoga + Wellness on Monday, October 14, 2019
Visit our Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga resource to sign up for an upcoming class. Our knowledgeable instructors are looking forward to sharing the many ways that gentle yoga can benefit you.
Want to incorporate some immunity building postures into your home practice? Check out these poses that are good for immunity.
Check out some of our upcoming events of the therapeutic and gentle nature here.