New Year Intentions, mine and yours?

Wishing you a very healthy 2022 and hope you reside in joy, much of everyday.

As the new year begins, I like walking in nature to think about what is most important.

What we think about, we bring about!

Health is our greatest wealth. We create it everyday with the choices we make.

Let’s join together and set gentle clear intentions to refresh our physical and emotional health.

Mine intentions are to:

🕉 Breathe slowly and evenly through my nose with my teeth apart and lips resting together

 💧End my showers with cold water, at least 5 days a week

 🍪Eat dessert treats that are only sweetened with organic maple syrup, rice syrup, fruit juice and /or dates

 🧘‍♀️Do a minimum, 5 minutes of yoga inversion poses (head below the heart) everyday

These make me feel better. Should be easy… right.

What are your wellness intentions?

I would enjoy knowing what you want in 2022. Comment below to share.

Gotta go for now, out for a walk in the redwood trees

Patricia

P.S. Only have a couple days left to sign up for Chair Yoga. Final reservations accepted by Tuesday January 4th, 12pm (Pacific Time) GO HERE

I hope to see you Wednesday 🌹

Playful, Nourishing and Feel Good Yoga Chair Yoga

Weekly Wednesdays January 5th – February 23 ✨ 10-10:30am (Pacific Time) 1-1:30pm (Eastern Time) 8-8:30pm (Israel Time) The classes will be recorded, so if you can’t make it live, you won’t miss out. (But do try and join us live!).

  🪑  Chair Yoga is great for:

  • Restful sleep
  • Feeling calm
  • Having a strong immune system
  • Being more resilient
  • Greater flexibility and mobility

“I have rheumatoid arthritis, which makes classes offered at the fitness centers hard. Your chair yoga was perfect. I was able to complete all 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

     🪑 Why is Chair Yoga for you?

  • Natural face lift; Acupressure and face yoga
  • Back is sore: Practice stretches to relieve lower back tightness
  • Have osteoporosis: Reduce joint pain and build tensile strength
  • Increase range of movement: Neck, shoulders, hips, feet and hands
  • Aids in better posture: Sitting and standing
  • Helps your balance: When standing and walking
  • Great way to begin and continue a energizing yoga practice
  • Improve digestion: pranayama excerises
  • Difficult to get up and down from the floor: I got you covered
  • Develop stability in your muscles, tendons, ligaments and facia

Chair Yoga is a 8-part Program where you’ll learn and practice rejuvenating stretches and standing poses that will make your neck, shoulders, hips, back and whole body feel fantastic.

“Patricia gives different versions of the same pose/stretch so all are user friendly. She talks about the benefits of various poses/stretches as one is doing them which is really good. And takes us back to breathing which is central to Yoga.” ~David Sticker, San Francisco

BECOME A HEALTHIER VERSION OF YOURSELF WITH YOGA

The classes will be recorded, so if you can’t make it live, you won’t miss out. (But do try and join us live!).

Save Your Seat 🪑 Only $89  Venmo or Paypal

Chair Yoga is especially good to increase circulation and healing energy in the ligaments, tendons and facia. You will create greater mobility, strength and agility. Enjoy healthy longevity!

~Patricia  💖

P.S. Did I mention we are going to have fun?

“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

Chair Yoga to stretch and strengthen your hands, wrists, fingers, feet, ankles and toes. Especially good to increase circulation and healing energy in the ligaments, tendons and facia. You will create greater mobility, flexibility and agility.

Playful, Nourishing, Fun and Healing Chair Yoga


Yoga for Calm and Clarity

Do you sometimes feel you are rushing through life going from one task to another?   Do you feel that you are just surviving, yet not thriving?   Make time now to SLOW DOWN, calm and regain clarity. * Let me know how it went. I love hearing from you!

* More great yoga classes on this channel – https://www.YouTube.com/YourHealthand…

*  Check out this wonderful self-paced audio program “Breathing for Longevity, Love and Livelihood ” https://amzn.to/2MKAVXW

* Health News You Can Use –  http://yourhealthandjoy.com/

* BEST Yoga Props & Body Care – http://bit.ly/BESTHealthCare


Release Upper Back Stiffness

The upper back is challenging for us to access. We use a yoga blanket, yoga blocks, and Yoga Tune Up Balls to assist us. These yoga props are helpful for other classes on this channel.
Join me now to release the tight upper back muscles to feel better in your whole body. This is going to feel really good!

Let me know how it went in the comment section below. I love hearing from you! 
Yoga blanket- https://amzn.to/2LERjc0
Yoga blocks – https://amzn.to/2GIfasg
Yoga Tune Up Balls – https://amzn.to/2GEf3Oq

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5 Top Reasons to Pracitce Yoga at All Ages

1. Cognitive Resiliencyolder people doing yoga

Yoga’s process of drawing distinction between body parts, sensations and degrees of effort supports increased self-awareness, and balance. By coordinating different and often contrasting regions of the body, both sides of the brain communicate better, which could be linked to improved memory and decision-making skills.

Engaging in new physical routines builds and strengthens brain pathways. This action of neuroplasticity has been shown to increase intelligence.

2. Improved Circulation

Breathing practices alone will help to increase movement in the upper back and chest at a time in the aging process where this region is often stiff, dehydrated and compressed. Regular yoga practice can also act as a preventative measure for pneumonia in older populations that are especially vulnerable to this sometimes fatal condition.

When gravity has been pressing down on the sphincters, vessels and cavities of our bodies for decades, the fullness of circulation can deplete and pulmonary issues are more likely. With age and habit, connective tissues harden, leading to discomfort and inflammation.

The dynamic movement sequences in a typical yoga class cause pressure and release for the organs and connective tissues that hold the body together, thought to work like a gentle massage for these areas. Whenever we increase blood flow to an area of the body, that innate healing intelligence activates, improving our odds to fit off stress and its consequences.

3. Sustained Strength and Flexibility

With age, our joints and bones become more vulnerable to fractures and inflammation, but yoga’s signature method of low-impact, resistance training builds muscle tone and strength. Even a gentle practice with just a few weight-bearing poses can help retain strength and stave off issues related to arthritis. That adage about “being set in their ways” isn’t so far off in this case. Habits and a more sedentary lifestyle will atrophy muscle tissue, causing weakness and poor circulation. But, hatha yoga encourages the body to lengthen muscle fibers that are often short and stressed, increasing flexibility and also resiliency.

4. Improved Focus and Willpower

Concentrating is difficult enough in our busy, over-stimulated modern world.  When that kapha influence of laying low and keeping cool are the signature influences of this stage of life, willpower and the motivation to exercise or meditate can be daunting (especially if regular exercise and mindfulness work isn’t part of the daily routine). A regular hath yoga practice can quell the stiff inertia of immobility without the over-exertion of more athletic exercise programs.

5. To Maintain Well-being

Getting into the healthy habit of a regular yoga practice promotes socializing, sharing and community building. Mindfulness, resiliency in the body-mind, and honoring the aging process for what it is, all help to maintain wellness. Living a healthy, active life aids in increasing the feel-good hormones in the brain that elevate mood. Also, having cross-generations mingle together in the supportive environment of a yoga class sets a great model for younger generations who have outdated ideas about what it means to grow older.

Like wise-elders types – can dole out some pretty wonderful insights about growing up and getting closer to death. They talk about  how yoga makes them feel young and strong.

If we are really only as young as our spine is healthy, could you imagine what our world would be like if our oldest tribe members were backbending their way to the grave. 

Via Niki Saccareccia’s blog