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Functional Yoga, Twist

Twists are postures that generally involve moving the shoulders to face in the opposite direction of the hips. Twists target the upper, middle and lower portions of the torso, they have a unique set of health benefits. Here are my top five reasons why you should practice yoga twists.

06.02.18 (13) WORDS1. Reduced Pain In Back

Slumping over computers, slouching behind the steering wheel, sitting in chairs and standing with our shoulders drooping forward are all things most of us do on a daily basis. These bad posture habits lead to pain. Twists help work the back muscles which provides relief caused by everyday life.

2. Improve Digestive Function

When you twist you compress your digestive organs. This causes a lack of circulation. When you release your twist there is a rush of fresh blood that floods your digestive organs. Twisting increases your organs ability to function.

3. Bye-Bye Stress

Practice twists at least twice a day and feel stress melt off you. Twisting helps to open the shoulders, chest, and back, and helps to decrease feelings of anxiety. As you hold a twist for about five complete and relaxed breaths per side you may notice a positive effect on your mental state.

4. Maintain Healthy Spinal Rotation

The muscles that surround the spine stiffen up overtime. This leads to a decreased range of motion, pain and pain that can affects the quality of life. The action of twisting your torso helps to keep the spinal muscles mobile.

5. Detox

As mentioned above, when you release your twist re-introducing fresh blood to your abdominal organs this helps to cleanse the cells of any built up waste because with increased circulation comes increased cellular detoxification. 

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Use Yoga to Feel Better

Yoga Born focuses on functional yoga helping you achieve the results you desire.

Perfect for people … in a slump

low on motivation

suffering with chronic pain

neck and back problems

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You deserve to feel good! Come practice with us, according to your body ~ for your body. ALL WELCOME, shapes, sizes, stages of life and ages. You will be cheered on while delighting in “Yoga you can do, is at Yoga Born”. Consistency is the key!

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Functional Yoga, Mommy and Me Yoga

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adjective
 
  1. of or having a special activity, purpose, or task; relating to the way in which something works or operates.
     
  2. designed to be practical and useful, rather than attractive.
Yoga Born focuses on functional yoga helping you achieve the results you desire.

Perfect for people … in a slump

low on motivation

suffering with chronic pain

neck and back problems

 

Any questions for feedback? 

We’d be happy to hear from you!


All Gain – No Pain. Strengthen Yourself!

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Strengthen Yourself at Yoga Born!

Our nurturing environment is ideal for people looking for a supportive and safe yoga home. We take great care to teach each pose with integrity and to put your body into proper alignment. We use a variety of yoga props to expand your experience. Our approach helps students improve structural strength, flexibility, balance, stability, and too deepen the mind body connection and overall feeling of good health. We are located in the heart of Town Center Plaza right next door to Uptown Consignment. Lots of free parking!

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Mommy & Me Yoga, Kids Yoga

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An opportunity for children and parents to sing, move, breathe, and connect with each other through yoga. Each class will feature poses and movements that children and parents can do independently and together to encourage flexibility, movement, confidence and joy! All abilities welcome!

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Incorporates moving, breathing, mindfulness, games, stories, and fun! Kids will learn different yoga poses and breathing techniques in each class to help establish good habits for supportive movement, stress management and compassion.  All abilities welcome!

Purchase Classes : Ages 3 -12
Option 1: Five Classes $55 ($11 each)
Option 2: One Single $15 
Will only be utilized to participate in Mommy & Me / Kids Yoga. Must be used by Sep 2018. All sales final, if you are unable to utilize this purchase you can share it.

About the instructor:

SarahSarah Harmonay is a local elementary school music teacher and staff member at Yoga Born studios. She received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Gettysburg College in 2011 and has completed coursework in early childhood education and child development.

Sarah turned to yoga as a teenager to help manage stress and anxiety. She received her yoga teacher training through the Yoga Born Teacher Mentoring Program in 2016 and began teaching at Yoga Born in January of 2017.  She has also taught children’s yoga in an after-school enrichment program in South Windsor, CT.  Sarah continues to practice regularly at Yoga Born.

Sarah is passionate about children’s social-emotional development and is eager to bring together her knowledge of music, movement, yoga and breathing to help children to shine!