Get your gear, let’s do yoga for easing back pain!
Here’s my little preview video announcing about the Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care class that I teach for the Veterans Yoga Project. Thursdays at 11 AM CST. Free for Veterans, Active Military, Friends and Family.
Gear you’ll need?
A tie, or sash from a robe, or long scarf — or yoga strap
A couch pillow, or two rolled up hand towels — or a yoga block
A non slip surface — or yoga mat
A long towel or throw blanket to cover up with for comfort
45 Minute beginner yoga class to ease back pain, lessen stress, increase flexibility, gain strength, build bones, better balance, lower blood pressure and more!
Part of my outreach to the community is to teach various themed classes that benefit various non-profits. In the past we’ve done food drives for the United Boards of Missions, T-shirt collections for making t-shirt diapers for Haiti, and a Yoga for Food drive for filling up local food pantries. Teaching classes, collecting money for this effort really resonated with me, and my church was fully supporting doing this.
So every year since then I’ve taught classes during Veterans Gratitude Week, and more recently did a fundraiser class for an In Memory – Light a Candle – during Memorial Day. Part of the funds help Veterans attend retreats, and provide scholarships toward becoming a yoga teacher themselves.
Last year, I got a call to come up to the local VA and do some chair yoga classes for them. I figured then it was about time to get trained in the protocol of the Veterans Yoga Project.
I love the 5 tools of mindful resistance, and find myself regularly incorporating the principles in that methodology in my regular chair yoga and beginners yoga classes.
Now that COVID-19 is upon us, all the classes throughout the nation for Veterans and their families have to take on a different view.
The leadership in the Veterans Yoga Project, asked all of us MRT – Mindful Resistance Trained Yoga teachers to step up and volunteer their time to provide daily content for offering Online Streaming Classes on either Facebook or Online Zoom platforms.
I volunteered to teach Adaptive Yoga, done seated on the chair, with strengthening and balance work done behind the chair (or seated). Go check out Veterans Yoga Project Online Streaming Classes facebook page,for their extensive offerings of yoga classes for the Veterans, families and our communities (I think that covers about everyone).
I’m teaching today at 5 PM Central, Adaptive Flow, so pop on over about that time to see the class! Here’s the schedule for today.
The light in me, honors the light in you!
I have this chair yoga fitness class on Thursdays at 10:00 AM. A unique class in that I teach this for the National MS Society. Part yoga, part cardio fitness. Since some folks come in with canes, walkers, maybe a walk that does not promote cardio fitness, I throw in some seated cardio fitness.
A good 20 minutes or so with our heart rates elevated. We get in a good part of breathing, yoga, cardio fitness, balance, and meditation. It has become quiet popular with folks.