As you begin your yoga program, especially if you have not been regularly exercising, you may experience some mild aches or muscle soreness. As yoga returns your body to a healthier postural alignment, muscles are being stretched in unaccustomed ways. Most aches disappear in a few days. Be patient with your body and be persistent with your practice. It is essential to keep practicing and to regularly attend class. You will notice improvement in strength, endurance, muscle tone, and overall fitness level, and a reduction of stress and tension.
Take full advantage of your class membership and you will love the results!
First Limb, Yamas -The Five Restraints:
1. Ahimsa: Non-harming.
2. Satya: Truthfulness.
3. Asteya: Non-stealing
4. Aparigraha: Non-greediness
5. Brahmacharya: Conserving your energy.
Yoga Therapy at the Studios with Andrea Rothgerber
Andrea is a licensed physical therapist who has been practicing in an outpatient orthopedic setting since 2009. She has a Bachelor of Arts with majors in psychology and history from Bellarmine University, a Masters in Science in counseling psychology from the University of Kentucky, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Bellarmine University. Andrea is a Yoga East RYT-500 graduate with experience in Ashtanga, Iyengar and Anusara Yoga.
Yoga therapy heals the mind, body, spirit, and emotional self through the use of yogic postures, breathing, meditation, and deep relaxation. See Andrea's website and contact her for more information about whether yoga therapy is right for you. www.yogatherapylouisville.com
Triphala is made of three dried Indian fruits and it maintains regularity of the lower digestive tract. It is not a laxative. It helps your system regulate itself.
Sold at the Highlands studio.
$16.95 for a bottle of 90 tablets.
for Oil Pulling
This is a mixture of sesame and coconut oils and herbs for dental health. You can read more about oil pulling (swishing oil in your mouth) at websites like Ask the Dentist. Oil pulling can have antibacterial effects without harming your mouth microbiome or irritating a sensitive mouth. Sold at the Highlands studio.
$14.95 for an 8 oz bottle.
Turmeric is the dried, ground root of Curcumu longa, a member of the ginger family. It is used both dried and fresh in Indian cooking. Studies have shown it has anti-oxident and anti-inflammatory properties.
$6.95 for a 3.4 oz jar. Sold at the Highlands studio.