Wednesday, October 19, 2016

subtle yoga


Subtle Yoga https://subtleyoga.com/

Very gentle, yin or subtle yoga is excellent for encouraging the relaxation response and building healthy vagal tone.
http://yogaforhealthyaging.blogspot.com/2015/07/yoga-practices-to-optimize-vagal-tone.html?m=1

subtle yoga: standing forward bend

Benefits

  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression 
  • Stimulates the liver and kidneys 
  • Stretches the hamstrings, calves, and hips 
  • Strengthens the thighs and knees 
  • Improves digestion 
  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause 
  • Reduces fatigue and anxiety 
  • Relieves headache and insomnia 
  • Therapeutic for asthma, high blood pressure, infertility, osteoporosis, and sinusitis
subtle yoga: child's pose

Benefits:
1. It’s super calming for the mind.
 2. It’s great for your digestion.
 3. It elongates the lower back.
 4. It opens up the hips.
 5. It reminds you that resting is a good thing.

subtle yoga: breath of joy


Benefits
"The strong inhalations and synchronized arm movements, awakens your entire system —increasing oxygen levels in the bloodstream, temporarily stimulating the sympathetic nervous system, circulating more prana, and gently stoking agni. The forceful exhalation lightly detoxifies the body and helps release pent-up tension."
subtle yoga: legs up the wall

Calms and restores the nervous, endocrine, circulatory and immune system.

Inverted Poses.
"These poses use gravity (the heart is superior to the head) to control the blood pressure. In addition to full inversions, such as Headstand and Shoulderstand (Sarvangasana), there are several “partial” and” gentle” inversions that are as effective at stress reduction as full inversions."

Jane Rekas

LCSW, CHt

Jane Rekas is a Licsensed Clinical Social Worker at Turtle Dove Counseling and Hood River DBT, Certified Hypnotist at Hood River Hypnosis, Reiki Master at Rekas Reiki, Astrologer at Astrological Counsel, and Seasonal Color Analyst at Expressing Your Truth.

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