Tai Chi / Qi Gong
Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The slow gentle movements of Qigong forms can be easily adapted for the physically challenged and practiced by all age groups. It is based on the meridian system used in acupuncture, emphasizes the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements. Western scientific research confirms that the gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions offering its practitioners the benefits of reduced stress and hypertension, increased stamina and enhanced immune system.
This class is applicable to all students but is particularly helpful to those dealing with lack of flexibility, recuperating from injury, or are new to the practice of Yoga. Instructors use props to protect sensitive areas to prevent injury or injury reoccurrence. This restorative gentle class is an excellent opportunity to disconnect from the frenetic activity of daily life and let your speedometer return to 0 mph. It offers a welcome respite among all the turbulence of life and helps to prepare the mind and body for the inward stroke of meditation and deepened awareness. Moving slowly through the poses allows you to explore your mind and body at a steady and natural tempo.
This class focuses on stretching to restore and maintain flexibility. This class is appropriate for all levels from athletes to seniors and those recovering from illness or injuries. The class consists of flowing, non-strenuous movements designed to gently stretch skeletal muscles, deeply relax the nervous system and improve flexibility. Proper techniques and form results in “No Pain – Big Gain”. If it hurts you are going too far. Stretching incorrectly can actually do more harm than good. Benefits of stretching include: improved range of motion and flexibility, improved balance and better posture, improved athletic performance, reduced risk of injury and increased muscle strength as well as reduced pain as part of a pain management program.
Zero Gravity Meditation
This relaxing session guides you on a peaceful journey while resting in a zero gravity position. Based upon clinical evidence, meditation is considered to be one of the better therapies for Allergies, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain Syndrome, Coronary Artery Disease, Digestive Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, High Blood Pressure, Insomnia, Migraine, Panic Disorder and Prevention of Heart Attack, to only name a few.
Did you know that scientific studies have been reporting the physiological effects of meditation since the early 1960s? Come see for yourself. Join us for our non-religious zero gravity meditation session and learn how to incorporate it into your daily life.