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June 2010
- Issue 43

If you're interested in FREE Yoga or Pilates classes all summer, then you'll want to read this newsletter and check out our Greentree Village classes at www.intoyoga.ca/classes.htm.

May was a humbling month for me.  Never in my life had I broken a bone, until the night before Mother's Day.  I broke two bones in one of my toes.  It took me a bit to come to terms with having something that appeared so miniscule affect my life so much.  Just going up and down stairs became a huge effort, and teaching.....well those of you who are students in my class saw some of my awkwardness.  Here we are, three weeks later, and although I don't hobble as much, I still have limitations on movement.

I was blessed with a flexible body, but have found restrictions in what I can do physically.  For the first few days I could not even do a seated forward bend with my feet flexed, as it pulled on the muscles attached to the bones in my toes and gave me great discomfort.  I've really had to be in the present moment while doing things.  Such a small injury, yet such a large disruption to my life.  I must stay in a place where I am grateful for what I can do, and not dwell on that which I cannot.  At least I know that this too shall pass, as my mother always said.  I'm told it will completely heal in about 8 weeks.

I wanted to do something special for our summer classes.  And from the feedback I've received from most of those I've talked with, it sounds like I've some up with a a winner.  My only regret is I cannot offer this at all the locations we teach.  I can offer it only at Greentree Village in Burnaby.

If getting your entire Summer Yoga or Pilates classes FREE interests you,  I invite you to sign up for our Cleanse, Replenish and Revitalize program at Greentree Village.  Find out more about it at www.intoyoga.ca/Free_Summer_Yoga.htm.  

For more about what we offer, please visit our website at www.intoyoga.ca or go directly to our classes page at www.intoyoga.ca/classes.htm. These are updated frequently as classes are added or revised.  Please visit often.

I hope you enjoy our June Newsletter.

Balance And Yoga
Recipe - Frozen Banana Cream
Yoga/Pilates & Nutritional Cleanse Seminars at Work
Colic, Does Your Baby Have it? What Can you do About it?   
We Want Your Feedback 
Promote YOUR Business
Quips and Quotes
Find us on Twitter and Facebook
Past Newsletters
Your Contributions Welcome
Our Privacy Policy
Email A Friend 

Balance and Yoga

Most of us suffer from problems of asymmetry and imbalance. The irregularity and imbalance create a lot of stress and strain in our body. At times, it also leads to injury, pain, or just simple discomfort. If you are also one amongst the sufferers, do not worry. Just turn to Yoga. Yoga creates symmetry throughout your body, making you stronger, flexible and balanced. It also draws a balance between the mental urge to push, control and be assertive, with the impulse to yield, submit and be passive. Practicing the various asans, concentrating and meditation improves the overall being of an individual.

Benefits Of Yoga
Improvement in balance is one of the major benefits of Yoga. Improved balance is referred not only to the sharp physical coordination, but also to the balance between the left and right, front and back and high and low aspects of one's body. As far as balance of the body is concerned, hardly few of us have proper balance. We may be stronger on one side, but definitely fall short of strength when it comes to the other side. The same is also seen, while turning or twisting the head. Whilst we can easily twist or turn on one side, the other is always a problem. Also, though most of can bend forward with ease, bending backwards is a big problem.

Yoga helps us attain hormonal balance, by producing a nice positive charge. This is important from the female point of view, especially for pre-menopausal and menopausal women, who want to find ways to balance their hormones naturally. To attain good balance, you need not be physically strong, but also have the mental agility to focus on your posture. There are a number of asanas that aim at achieving balance in the body. One of them is 'Tadasana' or mountain pose, which requires you to stand straight with your legs slightly apart and eyes closed. It would help you realize, which side of your body is more powerful and where do you tend to concentrate your weight on.

After performing 'Tadasana', you can perform the one-legged stand. This is generally done to achieve center balance. The longer the duration of the pose, the better are the chances of improving balance. Another effective asan is the 'Vrksasana' or tree pose. It strengthens the leg and calf muscles, making it easier to balance the body. 'Matsyasana' or fish pose asan is also beneficial for postural alignment. In this particular asan, you lie down on your back forming an arching. This helps in the curvature of your spine, making it more flexible and longer. However, before performing any of the asan mentioned above, you should learn the proper techniques from a trained instructor. Remember, proper Yoga practice ensures not only physical balance, but also emotional and spiritual balance.


Frozen Banana Cream
(1 Serving)

This is an old restaurant trick that has been around for years. Use this delightfully simple "sorbet" wherever you would use ice cream. Try it sprinkled with chopped nuts, or on a bed of pureed raspberries or strawberries.

1 very ripe banana

Peel the banana and cut it into chunks. Put the chunks, uncovered, on a plate in the freezer, and freeze for at least an hour. (They can stay overnight.) When you're ready to serve, take out the banana and put the frozen pieces in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the container as needed. As the bananas thaw slightly, the texture will become smooth and creamy.

Nutritional Value Per Serving
92 calories
0 g total fat (0 g sat)
0 mg cholesterol
23 g carbohydrate
1 g protein
2 g fiber
1 mg sodium


Yoga/Pilates & Nutritional Cleanse Seminars at Work

Is your mind ready for summer, but your body maybe not so much?  Can't make it to a class at one of our locations?

Into Yoga offers on-site Corporate classes.  That's right, one of our friendly knowledgeable instructors will come to your place of work and teach Yoga or Pilates in a room you provide.  Fees for on-site programs begin at $5 per person.  Call 604-421-9872 or email info@intoyoga.ca.  Visit our Corporate page on our website at www.intoyoga.ca/corporate.htm.

Why not add one of our FREE Nutritional Cleanse Seminars at work too?  Find out how you can gain and maintain your optimal health through a combination of meal replacement shakes, regular meals and a cleansing drink, to help give your body the healthy look and feel you've been striving for.  It's easy to get started, just email sheri@cleanseyourbody.ca or call me at 604.421.9872.  We'll even bring some samples for you to try.


Colic, Does Your Baby Have it? What Can you do About it?
By Elizabeth Pantley

You may have heard the term colic applied to any baby who cries a great deal. Not all crying babies have colic, but all colicky babies cry and they cry hard. They may stiffen their little bodies, or curl up as if in pain. They may cry so hard that they donít seem like they even know you are there. When babies cry like this, they take in a lot of air, which creates gas and more pain, which makes them cry even more.  Read more.....


We Want Your Feedback

Have you experienced classes with us before?  If so, we'd like to hear from you.  The good and the bad.  Tell us what you like.  How have they improved your life?  What keeps you coming back?  Plus, tell us what we could do better (but be kind).  What can we improve and what would you like to see that we're not providing?  Email your comments to info@intoyoga.ca.  We're listening. 

Promote YOUR Business

Are you a woman business owner, professional or entrepreneur interested in creating more referrals for your business

I am an area coordinator for The Heart Link Network, a fun, non-threatening, non-membership networking event showcasing women who are serious about growing their business.

Our events are held in a warm environment with dinner provided. It is a powerful, unique and effective marketing tool specifically designed to link women so they can nurture, support, enrich and resource one another in both personal and professional ways.

Consider joining our Heart Link Networking Group. You can find more details at www.meetup.com/Burnaby-Heart-Link. Or simply register and lock in your business category at www.V5A4B7.TheHeartLinkNetwork.com.  Be added to our news updates and invites by emailing sheri@cleanseyourbody.ca with ADD ME TO HLN in the subject line.


Quips and Quotes

Meditation is not a solution of any problem in particular; it solves nothing. It simply helps you to get rid of the mind, the problem-creator. It simply helps you to slip out of the mind as a snake slips out of the old skin. ~© Osho International

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