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Yoga 

No one knows exactly when Yoga started, but it certainly predates written history. Stone carvings depicting figures in Yoga positions have been found in archeological sites dating back about 5,000 years or more.

Jamie TancrediYoga is the physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which aid in the connection of body, mind and breath. The term yoga is derived from the literal meaning of “yoking together” of mind and body. It is in this natural unfolding process of becoming more truly who we are and whom we have always been.

Reclaim the space in your life to breath deeply, move effortlessly and live harmoniously. Through the practice of Yoga we begin to slow ourselves down, reduce stress, detox more fully, have more energy and generally feel better.

Jamie TancrediThough stretching and moving our bodies in unison with the breath we awaken to our inner vibrancy while releasing tension and the stress. B.K.S Iyengar says “Yoga cures us of that which we need no longer endure and teaches us to endure that which we cannot cure.” With the guidance of the breath (prana) we begin to shake loose the bonds of the stories we have attached ourselves to and create a a greater freedom available. We liberate ourselves from all that we once falsely identified with and begin to breathe in a new reality of Truth. We begin to realize, to remember grounded in our connection to the breath, moving gracefully through all things, including us.

PranaJamie Tancredi (breath, life-force) is our connection with all beings, it is the sum total of all the energy that moves through the universe. All things that vibrate contain prana; electricity, heat, plants, animals, humans and even more simply, matter. Through the wind of the body we breathe prana in deeply, we feel ourselves becoming more vibrant, radiant and clear. When our breath becomes fluid and rhythmic, we taste the nectar that is the Divine in all things.We begin to realize, to remember, grounded in our connection to the breath moving gracefully through all things including us that, only one exists.

“When you inhale, you are taking the strength from God. When you exhale, it represents the service you are giving to the world.” Bks Iyengar

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Benefits of Yoga

~ Improved flexibility and strength

~ More energy and vitality

~ Better cardiovascular and circulatory health

~ Improved athletic performance & protection from injury due to increased body awareness

~ Helps assist weight reduction and healthy lifestyle choices

~ Protection and prevention against arthritis, back and joint pain, osteoporosis, while encouraging better posture

~ Stress and anxiety reduction, Lowers levels of stress hormone cortisol, improves depression and increases serotonin

~ Ability to breathe life in more deeply and relax, yoga encourages you to breath more deeply which not only increases respiratory function and detoxification but also shifts the balance from the sympathetic nervous system (the fight or flight response) to the parasympathetic (a more relaxed state of mind) it lowers breathing and heart rates, decreases blood pressure, and increases blood flow to the intestines and reproductive organs.

~ Organs are massaged, digestion and immune function improves.

~ Increases drainage of lymph. Helps the lymphatic system to fight off infection, destroy cancer cells, and dispose of toxic waste products in body

~ Lowers blood sugar and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and boost (“good”) cholesterol

~ Regular practice improves coordination, reaction time, memory and IQ

~ Improves mental and spiritual well being while encouraging a life of more joy

 

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