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.
Do you know how to use a neti pot? Using a neti pot for nasal irrigation is an easy way to alleviate sinus conditions, recommended by many allergists and doctors. We sell clay neti pots hand-made here in the USA by Baraka. Each pot comes with instructions and a packet of salt. Baraka makes a variety of products that are recommended for chronic sinus conditions. Just because you live in the Ohio Valley doesn't mean you are doomed to sinus problems! Use a neti pot with the right kind of salt. Baraka Celtic sea salt is pure and contains natural minerals which are nose-friendly. This salt is also excellent for culinary uses.
Baraka Dry Nose Oil keeps your nasal passages moist.
Baraka Infused Salt contained essential oils that are soothing and healing for your sinus passages. Baraka Dry Nose Oil and Sinus Rejuvenation Oil are also great for your nose and recommended by students who use them and swear by them.
Sinus Rejuvenation Oil contains a formulation of essentials oils that helps heal chronic sinus conditions.
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.