Celebrating National Yoga Month and Hosting Free Community Classes
Posted by: cnyha on Sep 11, 2012 in news

Celebrate National Yoga Month this September with CNY Healing Arts Centers! Yoga is an ancient practice that offers a slew of health benefits, and impacts lives in so many positive ways! At CNY Healing Arts, there is a yoga class designed for everyone!

The physical poses or ‘asanas’ that are used during yoga incorporate breathing exercises, and even meditation. This helps to create the mind-body connection. Yoga is so good for everyone because it is a low-impact exercise that delivers results! During gentle stretching and breathing, you’re helping to build muscle while in a relaxed, soothing atmosphere. Tension and stiffness melt away during a yoga class, as the poses help to increase flexibility and balance.

There are more vigorous forms of yoga which help to further increase muscle tone and help to build strength.  The flexibility of the poses increase one’s stability which is beneficial as we age, and for other cross-training purposes.

Yoga helps to lower blood pressure and lower the heart rate, as well as to improve circulation throughout the body. In turn, this has a positive effect on our attitude and outlook on life. When the body relaxes, the mind does too which is why this practice is so helpful for anyone who is feeling stressed out, or going through challenges in their lives.

The breathing that is used during classes helps to quiet the body and the mind. Proper breathing can help all of your body—just note the difference when you take a deep breath. You feel relaxed, in control, and empowered. This is the feeling you get from yoga and then some! Yoga helps to make you feel “grounded” or more connected and in-tune to your environment, and helps to build connections with others. Concentration improves, focus improves, and your ability to see things in a new light.

Take advantage of one of the FREE yoga classes offered at each one of our three locations this month:

Albany, 38A Old Sparrowbush Road, Latham
Sunday September 30th, 12:00pm-3:00pm
Start your week off right by attending “Yoga for Wellness” with Ashley. Class is from 12:00-1:00pm, refreshments, complimentary services and meet & greet will be 1:00-3:00pm. In honor of National Yoga Month we are offering this class complimentary along with a meet and greet by the yoga instructors to answer any questions about yoga. In addition, after the class we will be offering light refreshments and a complimentary massage component and hand treatment. Spots will fill up quickly, only 20 participants. Please call 518-724.5750 to pre-register and reserve your spot.

Syracuse, 195 Intrepid Lane
Sunday, September 30th 7:00-8:30pm
In celebration of National Yoga Month we are offering this free evening class that is suitable for all levels and will be taught by Katrin Naumann. We will begin with Pranayama, an experience, which cultivates breath awareness and expansion of the Life Force Energy (prana) that animates everything in the Universe. TheAsana practice (physical poses) will include a broad range of fundamental poses that will enhance flexibility and promote greater expansion within the physical body, allowing the Life Force to flow more freely through all levels of our being. The evening will culminate with a restorative Savasana (deep relaxation), and a 15-minute Meditation for Universal Peace. Consider arriving early enough (doors will open at 5:45pm) to enjoy the healing benefits of our Aqua Terrace Hot Tub, Sauna, and Steam Showers. Bring your suit! Mats and Yoga props provided, though you may certainly bring your own. Please RSVP by calling 315.671.5755 to ensure your spot!

Rochester, 2244 East Ave.
Sunday September 30th, 2:00pm-3:15pm
In celebration of National Yoga Month, which is every year during the month of September, we are offering this yoga class that is suitable for all levels and will be taught by Jen Zaffuts. Please spread the word to friends and family, we want to fill the house to celebrate yoga during this global event! After class ends there will be a meet and greet with all of our yoga instructors. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have about yoga. We will also be providing light refreshments during this time. Please RSVP to 585.244.1280 ext. 2 and join us for this event, spaces will fill up fast!

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