Join me today as I will be subbing Yoga for Athletes at 5pm @ Studio in the Heights, then off to tonight’s Vinyasa Level 1 class @ 7:30pm - 8:30pm at MBSY.
Reminder, Stretch’n Flow yoga class is on Mondays & Tuesdays @ 6:30pm – 7:30 pm, Keystone Dance Studio @ 252 W. 30th St., #4B.
Early morning yoga classes @ MBSY on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Due to popular demand, Yoga Express has been extended to 6:15am-7am on Wednesdays at Studio in the Heights. See schedule below.
I hope everyone has been staying nice & dry. This rain has certainly put a damper on the lovely spring weather from last week, but it has also helped to lower the pollen count giving this yoga gal relief from allergies. Though we may have been given a slight reprieve, we will continue to work to open the body as we prepare ourselves for the onslaught of the effect from allergy season to return. One such pose that comes to mind is Matsyasana or Fish Pose. Matsyasana is another great pose to stretch the entire front body with an emphasis on chest, throat, abdomen, and hip flexors. This pose works to improve flexibility of the spine and posture by strengthening the upper back muscles and the back of the neck. As this is a band bending posture that opens the chest, Fish Pose also helps to improve breathing by opening up the lungs that can relieve respiratory ailments, something that can be an issue during allergy season. This pose also stimulates the muscles of the abdomen that can help relieve constipation and menstrual pain. With consistent practice, this pose can also help to relieve fatigue and anxiety by energizing the body. Lastly, but not least, this pose also helps to neutralize pressure on the spine & neck making this is a great counter pose for Salamba Sarvangasana or Supported Shoulder Stand. Yep, you’ve guessed it. We will continue to work on Salamba Sarvangasana or Supported Shoulder Stand with a Fish Pose thrown in to the mix to balance things out. So join me this week as we continue to open the body in our ongoing battle with allergies.
This week’s class schedule:
Studio in the Heights
500 Fort Washington Ave., NY, NY 10033
5pm-6pm: Yoga for Athletes (subbing)
Mind Body Soul Yoga
350 Fort Washington Ave., NY, NY 10033
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Vinyasa Level 1
Stretch’n Flow Yoga
Keystone Dance Studio @ 252 W. 30th St., #4B, NY, NY 10001