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Sep 11th

Dhanurasana (don-your-AHS-anna) – Bow Pose

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Bow pose is named after the resemblance of the archer’s bow, with the torso and legs representing the body of the bow, and the arms the string. This pose builds incredible strength and elasticity in the back and spine.

Benefits (from yogajournal.com)

Stretches the entire front of the body, ankles, thighs and groins, abdomen and chest, and throat, and deep hip flexors (psoas)

Strengthens the back muscles

Improves posture

Stimulates the organs of the abdomen and neck (more…)

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Sep 6th

What yoga has taught and done for me…

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Yoga has helped me to learn to stay still and to slow down.

Its practice has helped me to  remember to let go of things and really rest.

Its application has helped me to feel physically and mentally stronger, more balanced as well as increase my flexibility. It has definitely helped w the ease  at which my body moves.

Nourishing Storm Studio instructors are willing to offer a helping hand when needed.  The times I step onto the mat for class, the experience is different and is continually changing. I love this bc I feel   like a student for the first time each and every time. I love this because allows me to be continually challenged and to constantly grow. The encouragement here, from both the instructors and the community of the class environment, is true and good.

It’s regular practice, especially here at the studio, has definitely allowed me to feel willing and open to try something new, and confident that if I fail I have the support.  And, it’s really, really fun and when I leave I feel stronger  both mental and physically.

Eileen Johnston

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Aug 16th

Urdhva Dhanurasana – Upward Facing Bow/Full Wheel Pose

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Urdhva Dhanurasana (OORD-vah don-your-AHS-anna)
Pictured Yoga Instructor Jacob Ellis

Full wheel pose take strength and length as you lift into the full expression. Once there, this pose can increase energy as it fully allows the heart center to be open as you lift to the sky. This pose does require a deep back bending so the body should be warm and many other gently prep poses such as bridge should be performed before coming to the full expression of wheel.  (more…)

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Aug 16th

Well, here goes nothing…

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My name’s Dan, and I am a recovering alcoholic.

I first signed up at Nourishing Storm in July 2017, to try to impress a girl.  I would go to class on and off, but not really know what I was doing or why I was doing it.  It wasn’t until November 2017, when I got sober, that I realized what yoga was, and how much it can help me. The breath work and stretching has helped me a lot in the gym as well as relax and calm down.  Yoga has brought balance back to my life.

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Aug 16th

Oil of the Month: Tangerine

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Tangerine has a long history of use in Chinese culture and herbal health practices. The essential oil supports healthy digestion and metabolism.* Tangerine has a sweet, tangy aroma, similar to other citrus oils, that is uplifting. Tangerine is known for its cleansing properties, and for supporting a healthy immune and respiratory system.* Tangerine essential oil can be used to help soothe anxious feelings and manage stress. A popular and flavorful addition to desserts and drinks—from water to fruit smoothies—Tangerine can be used in any recipe calling for citrus fruits.  (more…)

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