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Our first weekly yoga class has been scheduled for Wednesdays from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. This weekly class will begin next week on April 27th 2016. This is a great class for ALL levels!
This class will feature a gentle style of Lyengar Yoga with attention paid to posture and alignment in the poses to decrease stress in the joints and muscles. Participants will learn to pay attention to their alignment to break old postural habits that may cause pain or discomfort. Each person is encouraged to work at their own ability and given appropriate options to postures as needed.
Sign up is a breeze and can be done with your smart phone or tablet! Visit your app store and download the FREE MINDBODY app today. Once you have the app you can sign up and purchase one class at a time or save money with our discounted 10 visit class packages. For additional information on the app visit http://www.mindbodyonline.com/get-the-app
The class will be lead by Laura Beauchesne, who has over 15 years experience as a certified yoga instructor and is also a practicing physical therapist.
Many individuals with scoliosis suffer from back pain associated with abnormal lateral curvatures of the spine. This results in muscular imbalances on each side of the spine, producing muscle aches, pains, weakness and decreased range of motion. A recent study found that yoga can actually reduce the severity of spinal curvatures by focusing on strengthening weaker muscles to help pull the spine back into alignment. It has been shown that performing the side plank for less than 2 minutes a day for a little over 6 months can reduce one's curvature anywhere from 32-40%.