Monday, June 22, 2009

The Sun Salutation

"The Sun Salutation... limbers up the whole body....  It is a graceful sequence... performed as one continuous exercise.  Each position counteracts the one before, stretching the body in a different way and alternately expanding and contracting the chest to regulate the breathing.  Practised daily it will bring great flexibility to your spine and joints and trim your waist...." (page 34)
--From The Sivananda Companion to Yoga, 1983 Gaia Books Limited.

Friday, June 19, 2009

A little About Christy...

Christy was recommended Yoga at the age of 25 after being diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Overcoming many levels of childhood abuse, she was too dark at the time to give it a try. Christy spent the next few years in therapy and heavily medicated. It took giving birth to her first born child to wake her up! "Born into the darkness, Yoga helped me become better planted in the light". Christy has been studying Yoga for over 10 years now. She became certified through Nancy Wile Ed.D. E-RYT, founder of Yoga Education Institute (Registered Yoga School through Yoga Alliance). Other inspiring teachers: Mary Irby, Aretha Mckinney Blevins, Linda Mills, Jan Campbell, and Jami Grich Ph.D. In addition to her Yoga studies, she has an associates degree in Photography and Graphic Design (Visual Communications).

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Let The Breath Take You Into The Body....

"If at any time you are finding it hard to get in touch with the inner body, it us usually easier to focus on your breathing first.  Conscious breathing, which is a powerful meditation in its own right, will gradually put you in touch with the body.  Follow the breath with your attention as it moves in and out of your body.  Breath into the body, and feel your abdomen expanding and contracting slightly with each inhalation and exhalation.  If you find it easy to visualize, close your eyes and see yourself surrounded by light or immersed in a luminous substance - a sea of consciousness.  Then breath in that light.  Feel that luminous substance filling up your body and making it luminous also.  Then gradually focus more on the feeling.  You are now in your body.   Don't get attached to any visual image."  -Eckhart Tolle, The Power Of Now.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Private Yoga Lessons...

Yoga classes are a wonderful way to learn and practice yoga, but not all group yoga classes are suited for every situation. In private yoga lessons are designed specifically for your needs. You can experience one-on-one instruction in the comfort of your own home, office, or book a session at Yoga Of Dickson Studio at 209-E Henslee Drive in Dickson, Tn.

Why take a private class?

1. If new to Yoga, large group settings can be overwhelming or intimidating. Taking a private classes along with regular classes can quickly build your confidence.

2. Those dedicated to group classes, may add private lessons to develop a home yoga practice.

3. Students may want to target a specific area, such as tight hips, weak knees, stiffness, poor balance and focus.

4. Students may be looking to focus more on going inward for restoration, spiritual growth and emotional balance.

5. Students may also be looking to intensively explore an aspect of yoga, for ex: Pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, and asana (poses) or philosophy.

A complimentary phone consultation is given to determine the best course of action. Each private session is customized to meet your needs, taking into consideration your fitness level, stress level, and personal goals.

Please call Christy O'Brien for pricing and scheduling at (615) 202-3332.