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As we continue adjusting to our new "temporary" normal, we cannot express enough gratitude to you and this community. It's lovely to see your faces in the zoom boxes and hear you talk to each other almost as if you were in the studio standing face-to-face. And we do look forward to the day that will be. Until that day, know that we are here for you.  #StrongerTogether
Health & Wellness Round Up
Grief Yoga
Healing Through an Ancient Art
 
by Marilyn A. Mendoza Ph.D., Psychology Today

 


"It is the rare person today who has not heard of yoga or who does not belong to a yoga class. It has become the healthy thing to do. The history of yoga is rich and complex dating back thousands of years...
...yoga is a total mind-body workout that combines poses with deep breathing, meditation and relaxation. It is said to help people with arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart problems. Although not widely known, it can also help heal a broken heart through grief yoga." 
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Yoga Practice of the Week

 Legs Up the Wall
(Viparita Karani)

 
Legs Up the Wall Pose (or Viparita Karani) is a restorative yoga posture that allows the mind and the body to relax, relieving stress and tension. It is one of the most approachable yoga poses as it doesn’t require much flexibility or strength. But even though it’s a passive pose, its benefits are pretty amazing.

 



Step 1
Begin the pose by sitting with your left side against the wall. 

Step 2
Gently turn your body to the left and bring your legs up onto the wall. Use your hands for balance as you shift your weight.

Step 3
Lower your back to the floor and lie down. Rest your shoulders and head on the floor.

Step 4
Shift your weight from side-to-side and scoot your buttocks close to the wall. Let your arms rest open at your sides, palms facing up. 

Step 5
Let the heads of your thigh bones (the part of the bone that connects in the hip socket) release and relax, dropping toward the back of your pelvis.

Step 6
Close your eyes. Hold for 5-10 minutes, breathing with awareness.

Step 7
To release, slowly push yourself away from the wall and slide your legs down to the right side. Use your hands to help press yourself back up into a seated position.

 
 
Any concerns or questions please write to info@washingtonyogacenter.com.
Upcoming Workshops at WYC
The Art of Opening:
Myofascial Release with a Tennis ball

with Angelena Stokes-Wickersham
Friday, Apr 17, 2020 | 5:00-6:30 p.m.



Take time to do something good for your body!
 

Practice self care using the tool of a tennis ball. Myofasical release techniques for everyday use. All practitioner will go home with a personal tennis ball to continue the practice at home. Learn. Open. Release. Restore. Renew
Myofasical release is…. Releasing the connective tissue woven between and around the muscle and is what wraps are muscles and organs to our skeletal system.

Learn how to release stagnation and tension from the body. Use simple and effective exercises to clear and soothe your system. Develop a home practice from the techniques you learn and create variations to serve your needs.
The practice will end with a guided meditation to clear blockages from the body and mind. Making space for restoration and nurturing of the systems.

Register Today
Tools for Uncertain Times
with Sarah Cahill
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 | 4:00-5:30 p.m.



We are living in a time of extraordinary change.
Not only week to week, but day to day.


 

Our way of life changing so rapidly it’s hard for the mind to keep up, often leaving us anxious. That sense of not being in control. Uncertain. We each have tools right inside, available to help us reconnect to our center at any time. Breath and meditation are two such tools.

In this workshop you will practice a number of different breathing patterns that calm the nervous system and provide a still point, keeping you grounded while riding through this current storm. A simple guided meditation will follow with breath as the focus.

The workshop will end with a guided deep relaxation and savasana, leaving you with an inner sense of peace and a better connection to this moment…..which is perfect.

Register Today
Our upcoming training will now be LIVESTREAMED!
One Love Prenatal Yoga
30 Hour Teacher Training

with Ryah Dekis
June 19-21, 2020
 
 This 30-hour total intensive is a base to equip you with greater knowledge, confidence and a comprehensive collective of appropriate asanas (postures), meditative practices and more. Learning the art of guiding and teaching pregnant women during all stages of pregnancy along with preparation for birth and beyond.
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A schedule to fit yours

APRIL LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE

We understand that routine and normalcy is everything these days so we have done our best to get our livestream schedule as close as possible to our in-studio schedule. So take your regular classes, but, maybe try a new class as well!

Please remember to sign up in advance for classes as
the classes close to new registrants 10 minutes before the class starts.


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