Yoga Classes Martinsburg WV

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Natural Choices Health Center
(540) 955-2672
3158 Allen Road
Berryville, VA

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Integrative Yoga Therapy
(305) 258-9069
P.O. Box 1127
Berkeley Springs, WV
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga

East Meets West Yoga Center
(703) 281-2431
144 Church Street
Vienna, VA
Yoga Styles
Hatha/Kundalini/Vinyasa Flow/Prenatal

City Ballet School
(301) 733-5833
14 N Potomac St Ste 200
Hagerstown, MD
Flowering Heart Yoga
(301) 739-3330
100 W Antietam St
Hagerstown, MD
Yoga Support
(304) 876-6560
561 Billmyer Mill Road
Shepherdstown, WV
Yoga Styles
Phoenix Rising

Padma Yoga
(240) 217-6236
1021-C Mt Aetna Rd
Hagerstown, MD
Yoga Styles
Hot Vinyasa

Fit Over Forty
(540) 955-4169
3927 Lord Fairfax Highway
Berryville, VA
Yoga Styles
Modified Iyengar

South Point Fitness
(301) 791-7934
118 E Oak Ridge Dr
Hagerstown, MD
The Spa Fitness Center
(304) 842-6904
119 Tolley Drive
Bridgeport, WV
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5 Yoga Postures to Feel More Energized

Yoga is about moving energy, so really just getting on your mat and practicing any sequence of poses is likely to leave you feeling more revved up. And, when I say energized, I mean the good energized—not the 5 cups of espresso, jittery energized, which usually leaves you an even bigger slump. Most of the time we feel tired because we’re trying to move faster than our bodies really want us to, or we feel like the demands put upon us are too great to truly handle. Typically during these types of moments the last thing we think to do is pause and take 30 minutes to do a few yoga postures, but we promise, the results will be better than that $5 espresso—and much longer lasting, too. The following sequence relies on postures that are especially energizing, including backbends, inversions, and balance postures.

Start by sitting in sukhasana (easy pose) with your legs crossed and spine long. Place the palms of your hands on your knees with your palms turned up. Begin to deepen your breath, bringing your breath to the root of your body and the base of your spine. Visualize energy moving in through the palms of your hands and circulating throughout your body. Stay here for several minutes, connecting to your breath, and letting your body soften into the pose.

Afterward, do a warm-up of your choice, including such poses as cat/cow or gentle twists. Follow this with 3-5 sun salutations, finishing in tadasana.

1. Virabhadrasana III (Warrior Pose III)

Stand in Tadasana, exhale and step your left foot back, moving into a high lunge position. Your right knee should be at a right angle. Place your hands on your right thigh, and lengthen through your torso and spine. You should feel like your torso is perpendicular to the floor, not jutting forward or back. Inhale, and extend your arms out in front of you as if reaching for the horizon. Arms should be at shoulder height. On an exhale, lift your left leg off the floor, keeping your hips parallel. Keep your leg active and foot engaged with your toes turned toward the floor. Draw your belly in, helping to stabilize your core. Stay here for five breaths.

2. Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose)

After your last exhale in Warrior III, gently bend your right knee and turn your gaze to the floor. Place your right fingertips on the floor about 12 inches in front of your right foot with your thumb just outside your little toe. (You can also place your hand on a block if your hamstrings or low back feel tight.) With an inhale, gently lift your left leg off the floor, opening your hip toward the left and expanding your heart. Place your left hand on your left hip as you activate your left leg and further spiral the leg open toward the ceiling. If you feel balanced, extend your left arm directly toward the ceiling, creating one line of energy through your left fingertips, extending through your body, and down through your right fingertips. Stay here for five breat...

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Take the Yoga Plunge

Debra Bokur

Aqua yoga classes are surfacing everywhere from local gyms to posh resorts. The philosophy behind this new hybrid is based on the premise that water's gravity-free environment is gentle on joints and offers a soothing, nurturing environment. The precise form of traditional land-based asanas may be somewhat stretched to accommodate the liquid setting, but who wants a nose filled with water from attempting a Downward Facing Dog in the pool? Advantages include a greater range of motion and a feeling of gracefulness, even for first-timers. Find aqua yoga classes at these locations: Spring Creek Ranch & Wilderness Adventure Spa, Jackson Hole, WY ( ); Hotel Gansevoort, New York, NY ( ); The Maui Prince, Maui, HI ( ); Tropic Breeze Resort of Siesta Key, Siesta Key, FL ( ); Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios, Jamaica ( ); The Spa at Marco Island Marriott Resort, Marco Island, FL ( ); Ojo Caliente, Ojo Caliente, NM ( ); The Spa at Camelback Inn, Scottsdale, AZ ( ); Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, Sonoma, CA ( ).

January/February 2005


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