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Sep 24th

Ommm Healing Journey (Wander): In the Story of My Stillness

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I sat by a tree and wandered in my mind for a spell.
Out beyond the fences of time.
Seeking peace with all that is and all that I am.
Longing to know the words to my own song
And to trust my voice to sing it.

I thought I would have this down by now.

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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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Sep 1st

Yoga is my reality…

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I never expected to be Yogi of the month but am sincerely gracious for this honor! I have been practicing yoga for the past 4-5 years and it has become an integral part of my life. My practice has progressed significantly during that time. There are positions that I couldn’t even come close to performing, such as cow, that I can almost manage to get down now! Poses such as a headstand weren’t even a thought when I first began. Now they are a reality. I love to stretch out my hips and wouldn’t be surprised if many of the instructors know that pigeon is my favorite pose! Yoga keeps my mind centered and my muscles limber! The staff at Nourishing Storm are down to earth and fantastic people to be around!

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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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