Working to Help Keep You Healthy
We care about you, your health and the health of our community. During this season of colds, flu, bronchitis and the growing concerns around Coronavirus, we are taking common sense precautions to help keep everyone healthy.
- All teachers are using soap and water to wash their hands before and after practice. And we encourage all students to do the same.
- Hand sanitizer is also available on the front desk at both locations.
- Staff is regularly using disinfectants on all door handles, computers, iPads, light switches and other commonly touched surfaces in the studios.
- Blankets and bolsters are being washed on an expedited schedule. Also, as always, blocks and mats are cleaned regularly.
- If you are not comfortable with receiving hands-on adjustments, please tell your teacher. We will always respect your space and your wishes.
- Pulsation Yoga offers blankets, blocks and straps to purchase if you would prefer to practice with your own.
Lower Stress and Strengthen Immune Systems
The stress related to uncertainty, anticipation, and fear can have an adverse effect on our health and our ability to fight off bacteria. According to the recent Yoga Journal article, “Stressed About Coronavirus? Here’s How Yoga Can Help,” keeping stress levels low and your immune system healthy are key to help ward off the common cold, flu, and, perhaps even coronavirus. This informative article discusses how Yoga and Ayurveda can help accomplish both. Some main points include:
- Be sure to take time every day for mindfulness practices, walks, quiet sitting, and yoga to keep stress levels down.
- If you are anxious, sitting quietly could increase your anxiety, so start with an active yoga practice to help calm the body and mind before moving into restorative practices or meditation.
- Breathing exercises, like what we do in many classes, also help to open up lungs and ribs and keep things moving. In addition, using a Neti Pot can help to keep airways clean and open.
- Listen to your internal clock for a well-rounded sleep cycle.
More about Ayurveda
Many of the tips in the Yoga Journal article center around Ayurvedic practices. Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic or whole-body healing systems. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. In turn, its main goal is to promote good health, not to fight disease.
On March 13, 14, and 15, Pulsation Yoga is hosting Marc Holzman, a certified Ayurveda practitioner and Amrit Yoga Nidra teacher. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Ayurveda and how it works together with Yoga for whole body health and wellness.
Students can attend any one or all of the various workshops:
- Friday 3/13/20 6:30-8:30 PM Balancing Yang and Yin: Dynamic Hip Openers, Standing Poses and Nidra
- Saturday 3/14/20 12:30-3:00 PM Nourishing backbends
- Saturday 3/14/20 4:00-6:30 PM Hip openers, forward bends, pranayama and meditation
- Sunday 3/15/20 12:15-2:45 PM – Twists and Core!
We are always happy to help answer any questions you may have. You can always send an email to: email@example.com or call us at 847.989.7792.
Wishing you good health and peace,