We encounter many familiar faces as we live, work and play in Central Iowa. Dropping off the kids at school, shopping at HyVee or ordering lunch at Noodle Zoo. There they are; faces we recognize from our community- we might smile, or wave- or spend a few moments trying to remember how we know them....The next time you see a familiar face from yoga class, share the energy mudra! When you see balance yoga lounge in the Summerfest Parade- hold your energy mudra high!
Place the thumb, middle finger and ring finger together- extend the index and pinky finger. The Apan Mudra has a balancing effect on the mind and gives us patience, serenity, confidence, inner balance, and harmony. In the mental realm, it creates the ability to develop vision. You need all of this when you look into the future, while facing new challenges, and if your wishes are to be fulfilled. Try using this energy mudra while you are stuck in traffic or waiting in line to calm and re-focus.
The training at balance yoga lounge blends tools of yoga with Ayurveda, the traditional medicine system of India, and western mind-body medicine to create an adaptive form of therapy that emphasizes restoration, pain relief, and individual modification. The yoga and meditation tools learned in this training are the same techniques that are seeing results at other majo yoga therapy programs such as the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.For more information visit www.kcfitnesslink.com/yoga_therapy_training.html
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blends tools of yoga with Ayurveda, the traditional medicine system of India, and western mind-body medicine to create an adaptive form of therapy that emphasizes restoration, pain relief, and individual modification. “This approach to therapy is much different than the Western approach and is all about personalization. It promotes the opportunity for people to manage their own care and to be active in their therapy through ongoing lifestyle habits,” says Darryl Olive the instructor for the program. The yoga and meditation tools learned in this training are the same techniques that are seeing results at other major yoga therapy programs such as the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and in Dean Ornish’s best-selling book Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease. KCfitnessLink, the provider of the training program, is one of the 47 member schools with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), a non-profit organization that supports research, membership and education standards for yoga therapists. IAYT defines yoga therapy as the process of empowering individuals to progress towards improved health and well-being through the application of philosophy and practice of yoga.
For more information about the training, visit www.kcfitnesslink.com/yoga_therapy_training.html.
In Ankeny, IA will be hosting a 200 hour yoga teacher training certification that prepares existing yoga teachers and health professionals to provide in-depth yoga therapy and holistic health services to populations with chronic conditions, known diseases and musculoskeletal problems.
This training comes at a time when national health policy is looking for ways to reduce national expenditures, which is expected to reach $4.4 trillion and comprise just over one-fifth (20.3 percent) of GDP according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Additionally, the demand for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has increased. About 38 percent of U.S. adults report using CAM, mostly to manage pain through breathing, relaxation, yoga and other techniques according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Iowan yoga students and teachers can attend the area’s first training of its kind in yoga therapy October 19-30, 2009.