Tight Hips? Do these 3 Yoga Stretches to Loosen your Hips #hipexererices

Open your flow of energy and meridians that run up and down your body to feel oh so good!

Did you know you have over 20 muscles that cross the hip?

A collection of inner thigh muscles known as the adductors, the collection of outer thigh muscles known as the abductors, the hip flexors in front, deep lateral rotators in back, and more. 

Tight hips affect your ability to simply bend over to pick up something up from the floor.

Hip openers improve your range of motion and circulation and decreased back pain. Hip stretches also keep the joints and muscles in good alignment.

Yogic tradition holds the hips as a storage ground for negative feelings and unaddressed emotions. Hip-opening can create space for the birth of new ideas. Loosening the hips can create an energetic shift or release as well.

Stay connected to Health and Joy with Patricia Becker


How to Strengthen your Arms and Shoulders, 3 times a week!

If you don’t lift heavy things, your arms and shoulders muscles will get weak.

Do you want to rely on asking someone else to pick up heavy items for you?

As I am out and about in the community, kind people will offer to help me lift items.

No thank you, I can do it. It may take a little longer and I enjoy the practice.

“If you don’t use it, you lose it”

Here is a 4-minute video with arm and shoulder strengthening exercises.

Practice playfully 3 times a week. 🦾

You are invited to join us for Aging with Grace Yoga 

and Feel-Good Chair Yoga

Get Your Early Bird Registration 🐦using the links!


You Rock Yoga!

Greetings 🌲 Have you been out for forest bathing lately?

There are happy healing benefits to be out of our buildings, under the sky with our feet on the earth instead of on concrete.

People who spend time in the forest experience decreased cortisol (stress hormone) levels, which can help relieve high blood pressure, heart conditions, skin conditions, and asthma.

By reducing stress levels your body’s natural immunity defense systems are able to work their magic. 🌍

Trees release oils into the air, called phytoncides, and inhaling these natural essences can actually help to boost your immune system.

Take little steps to greater health with a walk in the woods, at the Baylands or at the beach. 🐋

My longtime friend, Ilona and I take walks together about once a week.

She is a good videographer, and we like sharing stretches so you can radiate good feelings in your body, mind and heart. 

Watch our video and answer the question in YouTube comment section!

See you on YouTube 👍

Patricia


Self-Care 🌹Aging with Grace Yoga Series

The gifts of growing older are many: maturity, grace, wisdom, experience, perspective, and years of happy memories.

As we age, we may experience challenges such as joint stress, osteoarthritis, memory decline, loss of balance, find it difficult reaching to the floor to pick up a sock or other physical limitations. All of this affects your sense of self and positive outlook.

Yoga has a wide array of physical and mental health benefits that enhance a good quality of life, especially as we age.

Great way to start your week!

Self-Care ~ Aging with Grace Yoga Series

8 Weekly Mondays May 23rd – July 18th (No class July 4th)
10AM (Pacific Time) / 1PM (Eastern Time) 50-minute classes

The zoom classes will be recorded, so if you can’t make it live, you won’t miss out! ✨Recordings available 24/7 during the series for you to enjoy.

Choose your payment preference: Venmo or Paypal

Great for folks who:
• are a senior or close by 😉
• new to yoga / beginners’ yoga
• want greater agility
• want a stronger healthier back
• want to be more flexible
• have physical limitations
• want to maintain mobility
• healing from a medical procedure
• like good company

“Patricia’s self-care yoga series has been a life saver during this pandemic. As a licensed psychologist I have added breath work to all of my sessions, as we are all working to remain calm and focused during this challenging time.” ~Dr. Barbara Stroud, Palo Alto, CA

Enjoy exploring and expecting:
• Improved stability and balance
• Flexibility and agility
• Joint health
• Deeper easier breathing
• Lower blood pressure
• Clarity and Calm
• Restful Sleep

Exercise, breath awareness and a good diet can help prevent disease, injury and keep your body and brain in good shape.

Stretch, strengthen and feel inspired! Decompress and gently move to stimulate your body’s natural healing.

Self-Care ~ Aging with Grace Yoga Series
8 Weekly Mondays May 23rd – July 18th (No class July 4th)

10AM (Pacific Time) / 1PM (Eastern Time) 50-minute classes.

The classes are recorded, so if you can’t make it live, you won’t miss out! ✨Recordings available 24/7 during the series.

$159 ~ Early Bird Registration before May 9th ~ Only $139

Choose your payment preference: Venmo or Paypal

I look forward to sharing even more gifts of yoga with you!

Patricia 🌹

“Weekly Yoga classes with Patricia are quite honestly the best medicine for all that ails you. My body has become much more flexible and stronger.  Patricia runs her classes to suit her student’s level of ability and takes requests. And finally, she is unfailingly positive and kind.” ~ Arabella Napier, Menlo Park CA


Shoulder Mobility and Arm Strength short class

Nourishing Feel-Good Chair Yoga with Patricia

  🪑 Chair Yoga is great for:
• Restful sleep
• Feeling calm
• Strengthening your immune system
• Becoming more resilient
• Greater flexibility, mobility and agility

“I have rheumatoid arthritis, which makes classes offered at the fitness centers hard. Your chair yoga was perfect. I was able to complete all of the poses as you guided us. The ½ hour class just flew by, leaving me feeling energized the rest of the day! “
~ Louise Vos, Pittsburgh PA

✨ 8 Weekly Wednesdays March 16th – May 4th ✨ 10-10:30am (Pacific Time) 1-1:30pm (Eastern Time) 30-minutes

The zoom classes will be recorded, so if you can’t make it live, you won’t miss out!

Recordings available 24/7 during the series for you to enjoy.

$89 Early Bird Reservations By March 1st Only $79

Learn More at https://yourhealthandjoy.com/chairyogaprogram2022/