Aging with Ease Yoga - On the Library Lawn!

Tuesday, May 410:30—11:30 AMBall Field / GroundsThe Newbury Town Library0 Lunt St. , Byfield, MA, 01922

It's back - live yoga on the library lawn (weather permitting). Join Chris online as we come together for a gentle practice, guided by the breath, that will release, strengthen and stretch the body. Using both dynamic and static movement, breathing techniques and poses that will help release muscle tension, strengthen postural muscles, and support activities of daily life.

In this introductory class, we will build a gentle practice, guided by the breath, that will release, strengthen and stretch the body. Using both dynamic and static movement, breathing techniques and poses that will help release muscle tension, strengthen postural muscles, and support activities of daily life. Explore alignment supported by a chair both seated and standing and experience the balance between effort and ease and how this may impact the state of balance in broader areas of our lives. This class is welcoming and accessible to all.

Yoga is NOT twisting your body into a pretzel shape, or wearing a white sheath sitting cross-legged on a mountain top. Yoga is accessible to everyone, especially as we age. It is a holistic practice combining physical poses (asana) with mindfulness, breathing techniques, and meditation. The combination of these practices promotes functional mobility and helps rebalance the nervous system. Research studies have found a yoga practice to positively correlate with both physical and mental wellness. It is known that yoga can improve strength, flexibility, and endurance, but studies have also found that regular practice may help:

· Lower the risk of cardiovascular disease

· Recovery from strokes and surgery  

· Prevent falls

· Manage arthritis, pain and inflammation

· Manage diabetes

· Manage digestive issues like IBS

· Improve sleep quality

· Facilitate the grieving process

· Manage depression and anxiety

YOGA IS FOR ANY BODY
: Yoga is for the body you have today, not the one you had yesterday or the one you’re going to have tomorrow. This is the only one you’ve got so begin your practice with what you have. 

Registration is required for this virtual event so you can receive the link to class. 

BIO: Chris Howe is a registered RYT-500 Yoga Teacher trained in Classical Hatha Yoga. As an adolescent, she was constantly active either running or playing any sport involving a ball. She took sporadic yoga classes, but truly embraced yoga practice and philosophy while recovering from spinal surgery. She enjoys sharing her journey back to wholeness through gentle movement, mindfulness, and much humor. In addition to teaching yoga, she is a consultant and technical coach serving both commercial and non-profit organizations

She enjoys working with students new to yoga, seniors, and anyone who is recovering from physical injury. Chris has completed advanced education including Teaching Yoga to Seniors thru Duke Integrative Medicine, Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery thru the Veterans Yoga Project, Level 1 Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky, as well as Adaptive Yoga Foundation with Mind Body Solutions.

Chris currently is working towards her Yoga Therapist certification. She resides on the Massachusetts seacoast with her husband and her dog Kane and enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors and incorporating yoga principles of gratitude and mindfulness into her daily life.

*This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Newbury Town Library

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