Shall we twist our way to calm & coolness…

I am away this weekend, so the lovely Laura Cabrera will be subbing 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.

New yoga class, Yoga Express @ 6:15am-7am on Wednesdays at Studio in the Heights. See schedule below.

Hi Everyone,

How’s the summer been treating you so far? It seems that we have continued to be caught between this spectrum of hot & humid to damp & raining. From the weather forecast I have seen, it does not look like it’s going to end anytime soon. I don’t know about you but I’ve noticed my jointed have continued to be tense and my body lethargic, creating stiffness along my entire back. When this happens, the only thing I can do is work on poses that put a spring back to my spine while calming the mind. One pose in particular that comes to mind is Ardha Matsyendrasana or Seated Spinal Twist. Not only is this a great cooling yoga pose, it also helps to increase flexibility & range of motion of the spine. Ardha Matsyendrasana opens the chest & shoulders, stretches the hips & hip flexors, & strengthens the oblique muscles of the abdomen. Seated Spinal Twist is gentle twist that also helps to relieve menstrual discomfort, fatigue, sciatica & backache while massaging the abdominal organs that can stimulate digestion & detoxify the liver. Finally, as every nerve of the body is rooted in the spine, the rotation of its axis helps to stimulate the nerves, releasing tension, helping to clam the nervous system. So join me as we twist our way through the week to bring coolness to the body & calm the mind.

This week’s class schedule:

Sunday:

Mind Body Soul Yoga

350 Fort Washington Ave., NY, NY 10033

7:30pm – 8:30pm: Vinyasa Level 1 (Laura Cabrera will be subbing)

Monday:

Stretch’n Flow Yoga

Keystone Dance Studio @ 252 W. s0th St., #4B, NY, NY 10001

6:30 pm – 7:30pm: Hatha/Vinyasa (suggested donation $10/cash only)

Tuesday:

Mind Body Soul Yoga

350 Fort Washington Ave., NY, NY 10033

6:45am – 7:45 am: Hatha

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)

Wednesday:

Studio in the Heights

500 Fort Washington Ave., NY, NY 10033

6:15am – 7am: Yoga Express

Thurdsay:

Mind Body Soul Yoga

350 Fort Washington Ave., NY, NY 10033

6:45 am – 7:45 am: Vinyasa Level 1

“No matter what twists and turns your life offers you, your ability to be adaptable and flexible will help you to stay open to all of the hidden gifts that difficulty may offer.”

-Mandy Ingber

(See yours truly in in Ardha Matsyendrasana or Seated Spinal Twist.)

Check out photos in my Instagram page, Juneliloyoga.

New photos will be posted throughout week.

xoxo,

June Li… “Think Yoga Differently…”

www.juneliloyoga.com

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