Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Take a SEAT for PEACE

TAKE A SEAT for PEACE!  Pisgah Chair Yoga cranks back up TODAY, 4:45-5:15!  We'll be exploring peace builders during this 8-week session.  First up is Wangari Maathai~ Take a seat with us to find peace in you and the world!! ๐Ÿ•Š️๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ•Š️

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Yoga for the Thoracic Spine

The thoracic spine is your upper back.  This is the backbone of the heart and lungs.  This part of the back doesn't get as much attention as the neck (cervical spine) and lower back (lumbar spine) but maintaining health of the upper back is critical for the health of the neck and lower back!  Yoga postures that work the upper back include:

Rabbit Pose for Spinal Flexion
It's like a static somersault.  You may reach the "ears" up or stretch the hands to the heels.

Standing Backbend for Spinal Extension
Support the bending with activated abs and glutes.  Hold the posture for 8-12 breaths.

Gate Pose for Lateral Flexion and Extension

Complete the stretches on the opposite side.

Scorpion Variation for Spinal Rotation
Again, work both sides.  The rotation is in the upper back.  You may not roll the foot of the top leg to the ground behind you?

You can work the spine SEVEN ways:
extension (backbending), flexion (rounding) -- think COW ๐Ÿฎand CAT๐Ÿฑ
lateral left, lateral right
twist left, twist right
and vertical extension (elongation)

Tomorrow we'll work the lumbar spine at Cedar Grove Yoga!  Create a HEALTHIER back as we get BACK-TO-SCHOOL routines up and running this fall. ๐ŸŽ’

Friday, August 24, 2018

Something FRESH for Fall

Try Something FRESH this fall!  It's a SHOW-GA opportunity!  We'll explore themes from Broadway's Something Rotten! S-t-r-e-t-c-h and strengthen, breathe and balance with BROADWAY. Sessions will be at Pisgah Lutheran and Cedar Grove Lutheran.

Pisgah -- Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30
August 29 -- Something Rotten Synopsis
September 5 -- "It's a MUSICAL!"
September 12 -- EGGcited about EGGS
September 19 -- Sneaky Shakespeare
September 26 -- Plethora of Poetry
October 3 -- "Bold and Brave, Stubborn and Smart"
October 10 -- "To Thine Ownself, Be True"
October 17 -- Renaissance Wrap

Cedar Grove -- Mondays, 5:00-6:00
September 10 -- Something Rotten Synopsis
September 17 -- "It's a MUSICAL!"
September 24 -- EGGcited about EGGS
October 1 -- Sneaky Shakespeare
October 8 -- Plethora of Poetry
October 15 -- "Bold and Brave, Stubborn and Smart"
October 22 -- "To Thine Ownself, Be True"
October 29-- Renaissance Wrap

Catch Something Rotten's National Tour:
November 12 & 13 at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
March 4 & 5 at Koger Center