Sometimes we work with a partner, mostly on our own
Sometimes we get an adjustment from the teacher,
sometimes we find our own way in a posture.
At Rexburg yoga we want students to feel good in their bodies.
It takes time, attention and continued practice. Join us.
Complete class info can be found HERE
T/Th 7:30 – 8:30 AM (Starts June 2015)
T/Th – 9-10 AM
leslie at rexburgyoga.com
shellyspratling at gmail.com
This info has been checked and updated as of May 19, 2015
Tips and suggestions we have for new members: Etiquette and traditions of a group yoga class.
1. If you eat before coming, let it be an hour or so before class starts. We do so much stretching and bending that it can cause nausea if there is food trying to digest in the body.
2. Turn off cell phones and leave them in the coat/shoe room. If it is an emergency, have your cell phone by you on vibrate. Cell phones going off during relaxation pose is a big distraction.
3. Do not wear perfume or hair spray or heavily scented lotion. Some class members are sensitive to these smells and it makes practice uncomfortable for them. Putting lotion on your hands can also make your hands slip during postures like down dog.
4. Be on time. We recognize that there are reasons why some may not be able to arrive and get set up before class starts at 9 am, but if you are just late for no reason consistently, we ask you to evaluate that habit and change it. Late comers always disrupt the smooth flow of the class.
5. We have props to use at the studio and every summer all the mats get washed and dried outside, but if you become a regular student you may feel more comfortable with your own mat and props. Let us know if you need help in finding resources to purchase. You may store your things at the studio or take them home. We rarely have any problem with equipment being bothered by the others who share and use the building. If you do store your things at the studio, we will all just get familiar with who’s is who’s so new class members use the studio’s equipment.
6. Bodily functions: Digestion happens and everyone who has practiced yoga experiences from time to time gas and wind. It probably bothers and embarrasses new students much more than seasoned practitioners, so just keep practicing and know you are part of the “my body works” club. Sometimes the irresistible urge to cough comes upon a student during relaxation pose. Just sit up and if things don’t calm down in the throat, quietly step out of the room.
Linked here is a nice article from Yoga Journal that addresses these same yoga basics.
2015 February yoga classes will be on the theme of Balance. We will learn and practice Alternate Nose breathing, the principle of cross-over in the body, right and left brain, balancing postures. Continue reading
During the month of January in the morning class we will learn and practice the see-saw breath. Something to understand about the natural breath in the body is to recognize that the torso has two cavities involved in breathing: the abdomen and chest. Continue reading
The General theme for this year of 2015 is Create Space. This is a beautiful metaphor of how we breathe. We create the space in our body, and the Universe fills that space with air. Continue reading
“It’s not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.”
A student shared this NPR story after class today, and here is the link for those interested.
The Global Legacy of Yoga
The legacy of Indian yoga master, B.K.S Iyengar, and his influence on yoga in the Western world.
Several class members wanted the playlist and a copy of this flow, so here it is. Each song has a few postures to play with until the song is over. Each person flows at her own speed and stays with each posture as desired.
Here is some instruction about a general principle of how to know the right kind of response when others are suffering. I am copying the whole story and giving the link from whence it came.
Illustration by Wes Bausmith / Los Angeles Time
We experienced Sahaja Yoga Meditation in class today and some class members wanted more information. I will post links to websites and to some mp3’s that I edited for personal use.
A quote brought in by a class member. I will have to get more info about the source.
I asked God to take away my pride, and God said No.
He said it was not for Him to take away, but for me to give up,
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