Shall we prepare the body to do battle with allergy season…
Join me in tonight’s Vinyasa Level 1 class @ 7:30pm - 8:30pm at Mind Body Soul Yoga @ 350 Fort Washington Ave.
Reminder, Stretch’n Flow yoga class is on Mondays & Tuesdays @ 6:30pm – 7:30 pm, Keystone Dance Studio @ 252 W. 30th St., #4B.
As we enter the month of May with warm balmy days & cool crisp nights & bathing suit season soon to follow, I can’t also forget that this is also the time for seasonal allergies to hit in full swing. With sneezing attacks, nasal congestion, & itchy eyes, it can leave the body feeling weak & the breath to become shallow causing your chest to collapse & the muscles on the sides of the body to become tense making it difficult to breathe. What can this yoga gal do to help fight off the effects of allergies while getting ready for swimsuit season? Yep, work with a pose that not only strengthen & tone the body but also help open up the chest. With that said, the “Feature Yoga Pose of the Week” will be Utthita Parsvakonasana or Extended Side Angle. Utthita Parsvakonasana not only helps to strengthen & stretch the legs, knees, ankles & groin while toning the abdominal muscles, it also opens the chest, shoulders & lungs that can aid in breathing. This pose also relieves stiffness in the shoulders & back, improves flexibility of the spine & hips, stimulates the organs, & relieves constipation. It can also help with low back pain, sciatica, reduce menstrual discomfort & finally, deepens breathing. Whew, with all these benefits, is it no wonder that I have chosen Extended Side Angle as the “Feature Yoga Pose of the Week” to prepare for both allergy & swimsuit season?
This week’s class schedule:
Mind Body Soul Yoga
350 Fort Washington Ave., NY, NY 10033
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Vinyasa Level 1 (donation class)
Stretch’n Flow Yoga
Keystone Dance Studio @ 252 W. 30th St., #4B, NY, NY 10001
6:30 pm – 7:30pm: Hatha/Vinyasa (suggested donation $10/cash only)
(Yours truly at the Oculus in Utthita Parsvakonasana or Extended Side Angle.)
Check out photos in my Instagram page, Juneliloyoga.
New photos will be posted throughout week.
June Li… “Think Yoga Differently…”