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    July Posture of the Month - Janushirasana and Paschimottanasana

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    Janushirasana and Paschimottanasana:

    “Head to Knee Pose with Stretching”

    Benefits:

    This posture begins the closing sequence of our yoga class. Here, we further calm the body by forward folding. First, we stretch each leg, individually. Then, we stretch both legs together. Lengthening the hamstrings and folding the spine forward over the legs promotes a calm in the body and helps foster the feeling and frame of mind needed for our final relaxation at the end of class. Hamstrings are notoriously stiff and tension filled, so it is important to breathe deeply in these final stretches to allow the body to flush the tension out with fresh oxygen.

     

    Technique:

    Begin by sitting on your mat. Stretch your right leg out at a diagonal toward the top corner of your mat. Fold your opposite leg in so that the sole of that foot is pressed right up against your right leg inner thigh. Your legs should make a right angle at the hips. Stretch both arms up to the ceiling and interlace all ten fingers. Twist your body to the right and fold over your right stretched leg. Hook your grip around the sole of your right foot, flexing that foot back so the back of your right leg begins to stretch. Round your spine so your forehead touches your knee. Hold and breathe for ten seconds.

    Repeat on the other side.

    To begin Paschimottanasana, stretch both legs out straight in front of you. Squeeze them together as if you have one leg. Flex all ten toes back to your face. Lengthen your spine up to the ceiling and begin to fold at the hips. Reach your arms out to your feet and grab your big toes with your middle and index fingers. Use your grip to pull your toes back, helping to stretch your hamstrings. Keep sending your chest forward as you fold your body over your legs. Breathe deeply.

     

    The Goods:

    As stated above, these “closing” postures help foster a feeling of calm throughout the body, preparing us for final relaxation. When we stretch the hamstrings, we naturally release tension from the legs, which are considered to be the “roots of the nervous system.” This, in turn, helps to free the pelvis from tension, which is considered to be the “seat of the spine.” Now we are ready to neutralize and relax the spine, in our attempt to prepare the body, in entirety, for final relaxation. 

    To the HotYoga4You RVC Community

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    To the HotYoga4You RVC Community,

    I’d like to thank Yolanda for this incredible opportunity and for trusting me with the responsibilities of managing our beloved yoga studio. As General Manager, I fully intend to uphold the dedication and commitment to serving our ever-expanding yoga community, as we have come to expect from this very successful and long-standing hot yoga studio. I can’t express enough how much I admire her bold shift to transition away from the Bikram brand,which has become synonymous with sexual abuse (www.wedonotsupportbrikram.com). 

    To be a trailblazer is not an easy fate, but one that Yolanda has been able to execute with unparalleled grace. Also, I’d like to extend my sincerest enthusiasm and heartfelt gratitude to the staff of HY4Y RVC and to our students, for welcoming me into my new role with such encouraging words of support. I look forward to this next chapter with unbounded excitement and privilege!

    Love,
    Tommy

     

    OCEANSIDE! CONGRATULATIONS! You are June's LUCKYTOWN!

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    You have won Hot Yoga 4 You RVC’s JUNE LUCKYTOWN YOGA SWEEPS!
     
    What exactly have you won, you ask?
     
    Two weeks of complimentary yoga!
    That’s right, TWO CONSECUTIVE WEEKS of unlimited yoga…complimentary!
     
    We will choose a “LuckyTown” within our surrounding neighborhoods to offer a knock-your-socks-off yoga deal.  Our promotion runs quarterly (November, February, June, and August) and will be announced on our social networks at the beginning of these months. 
     
    This June's LUCKYTOWN is OCEANSIDE!
    Please note: Winning LUCKYTOWN residents must activate their 2 weeks by August 1, 2015.   Towel, yoga mat, water not included.
     
    Some important details:
     
    This promotion applies to those with an address within the LUCKYTOWN of OCEANSIDE  only. Must show proof of address such as drivers license, utility bill, etc.
    This promotion is valid for those living within LUCKYTOWN OCEANSIDE who have never been to our studio before OR those who have not visited our studio in three years or more.
    LUCKYTOWN residents must come in to activate their 2-week consecutive unlimited yoga package within the same month of winning announcement.
     
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    Please visit our website www.hotyoga4yourvc.com for frequently asked questions and to help you prepare for class.  Or call us at 516.351.7326

    June Student of the Month - Rob Smith

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