The word “Yoga” means to “yoke”, and entails unifying the body with the mind or “yoking” them together. It is a science developed and evolved over thousands of years and deals with the physical, moral, mental and spiritual well being of those who practice it. From a biomedical perspective, it is one of the finest forms of physical therapy in existence. It is able to accomplish many positive changes in our health. From a physical side, it is capable of reversing bone and joint deformities, lowering blood pressure, increasing strength and vigor, balancing the endocrine system, stimulating weight loss and aiding in recovering from chronic pain. From a mental perspective it is a therapy that is capable of empowering those that practice it towards health. Classes in gentle Restorative Yoga and more active Hatha Yoga are taught and private lessons focusing on individual health disorders are also offered. It is with these goals in mind that it is taught and practiced at Zen Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Anello Clinic.
Yoga Classes Offered:
At Zen Acupuncture in the Anello Clinic:
Friday Mornings: 9:30am till 11:00am Restorative
Private Lessons: By Appointment
At the University of Guelph:
Wednesday Mornings: 7:00am till 8:00am Sunrise Yoga
Thursday Evenings: 7:00pm-7:45pm Functional Flexibility
Yoga Class Plans 1 is my first eBook installment of a two book series that gives students and teachers of Yoga ideas for both the planning of classes and individual practice. Book 1 focuses on gentle restorative and beginner classes, while book 2 contains intermediate and advanced postures and sequences. Both books use embedded videos to illustrate the sequences for maximum clarity and utility. Medical benefits of these sequences are also explained briefly.