YOGA ON THE ROCKS30-Jul-2013
The holiday season always comes with feelings of giving and appreciation. We like to our loved ones affection through the giving of gifts and kind gestures all season long, yet it is important to remember that we can give without buying or spending any money. Showing friends and family, and even those we don't know, kindness and love can make their holiday happy and bright. Spreading thoughtfulness and consideration through the holidays can also be more fulfilling than any gift you give. Therefore, make a point this season to smile more freely, hold your loved ones a little longer, and show kindheartedness wherever you may go.
Yoga on the Rocks Holiday Membership Special
Yoga can be an amazing release from the hectic holiday season. Show yourself some love this time of year with giving yourself a Yoga on the Rocks membership. Right now, we are offering unlimited yoga for $69 a month! And as an added bonus, you will receive a YOTR t-shirt FREE when you sign up. AZR members can always add yoga to their existing membership for only $39 a month. The amazing gift of yoga can also be given as a gift card in any denomination.
Starting mid-December, we will be adding a new Tuesday morning class. Come try Holy Yoga at 10:30a for a power flow to jump start your day. These Holy Yoga classes are free for our unlimited yoga members, yet are available for non-members for just $10.
We will also be adding a New Yoga Teacher class Friday and Saturday afternoons to help new teachers in real classes. The New Yoga Teacher classes are always available to members, and non-members can drop in for only $5.
January 30 Day Challenge
Starting on January 6th, we will be tracking who attends yoga every day for prizes at the end of every week as well as a grand prize. All prizes to be announced. Start your year off with a positive mind and body!
New Therapeutic Gentle Series
Janet Humphreys will be offering a 6 week Therapeutic Gentle series starting on Monday January 6th from 3:00-4:00p. Please sign up via e-mail by January 2nd by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. The series is $60 and pre-payment is required to attend. For our unlimited yoga members, this series is FREE! However, we do require that you still register in advance.
AZR is Turning 10
Can you believe it? AZR is turning double digits! We are excited to announce AZ on the Rocks' 10th Anniversary party on January 18th from 9:00a-7:00p. There will be a free yoga class, free climbing all day, prizes and much more. RSVP to the Facebook event for double entry into the raffle.
Pose Spotlight: Baddha Konasana
Bound angle pose, also known as baddha konasana, is a therapeutic and groin opener that can also help boost your fertility.
Exhale and lower you back torso toward the floor, first leaning on your hands. Bring your torso all the way to the floor, supporting your head and neck on a blanket roll or bolster if needed.
With your hands, grip your topmost thighs and rotate your inner thighs externally, pressing your outer thighs away from the sides of your torso. Imagine that your inner groins are sinking into your pelvis. Push your hip points together, so that while the back pelvis widens, the front pelvis narrows. Lay your arms on the floor, angled at about 45 degrees from the sides of your torso, palms up.
The natural tendency in this pose is to push the knees toward the floor in the belief that this will increase the stretch of the inner thighs and groins. But especially if your groins are tight, pushing the knees down will have just the opposite of the intended effect. The groins will harden, as will your belly and lower back. Instead, imagine that your knees are floating up toward the ceiling and continue settling your groins deep into your pelvis. As your groins drop toward the floor, so will your knees.
To start, stay in this pose for 1 minute. Gradually extend your stay anywhere from 5-10 minutes. To come out, use your hands to press your thighs together, then roll over onto one side and push yourself away from the floor, head trailing the torso.