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
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
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
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
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
Your Contributions Welcome
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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
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:
0 g total fat (0 g sat)
0 mg cholesterol
23 g carbohydrate
1 g protein
2 g fiber
1 mg sodium
& Nutritional Cleanse Seminars
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our Corporate page on our website at
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@example.com 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? 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.
By Elizabeth Pantley
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to hear from you. The good and the bad. Tell us what you
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Quips and QuotesMeditation 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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