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Open Heart Yoga: Movements, Breath Exercises & Massage to Release Toxins & Relax the Body

with Maggie Law

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How to use yogic breathing practices for optimal health
  • How to use yoga to strengthen and balance all the body’s systems
  • Highly effective yoga postures
  • Special lymph-node cleansing techniques
  • Special mantras, mudras, meditation and massage practices to fortify and calm the mind and spirit and boost memory, concentration and intuition

Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

A Weekly Series
(5 Sessions) Thursdays, April 15 – May 13, 2021, 6:00 – 7:15 pm ET


In this series of classes with highly accomplished yoga teacher Maggie Law, who has decades of experience in a wide range of yoga styles and other healing modalities, we will practice Traditional Yoga with Taoist influences. Each class will include a set of 8 to 10 movements designed to cleanse and balance our subtle energy centers (chakras) and boost our overall energy.


We will place a special focus on understanding how to use our breath (prana) properly, the essence of all yoga. The breathing exercises we will learn include belly breathing, cleansing breathing, pranayama (controlled breathing); and the “breath of fire” (contra-indicated for pregnant women). We will emphasize practicing each movement or pose with balanced breath, which helps stretch the body and activate the chakras, and dramatically boosts the health benefits of yoga.


The material covered in the class will include: 22 basic, easy-to-learn yoga poses (SEE LIST BELOW) sequenced to unblock our chakras starting from the base of the spine up to the top of the head; special lymph-node cleansing exercises (including tapping/massage techniques that stimulate meridian points to enhance chi circulation, blood flow, muscle relaxation and the balancing of yin and yang energies); mantra chanting that harmonizes the vibrations of our body/mind; two special yoga mudras (hand gestures), one used to enhance concentration, memory and wisdom, and one that helps us understand intuitive messages from our subconscious in dreams or meditation; mind-strengthening exercises; and shavasana, a pose used to loosen the body, mind and spirit into a natural state of relaxation to help rejuvenate and achieve deep healing.


The practices we will learn can help us radically improve our circulation, digestion, flexibility, balance, strength, immunity, skin complexion, etc., to help us leave behind such ailments as excessive anxiety, negative emotions, chronic muscle tension, headaches, insomnia, etc. Don’t miss the opportunity to add these powerfully effective techniques to your self-care toolkit.


Note: Students should refrain from eating 2 hours prior to the class and wear loose and comfortable clothing (cotton or linen is best, and wearing socks is fine if desired). Students will of course be asked to turn off cell-phones, as we will be seeking to maintain quiet, undisturbed environments.

LIST OF POSES:

Shoulder Dance / Eye Qigong / Neck Rolling / Noodle Hanging Chopstick / Forward-Bend / Backward-Bend
Sunflower – Cactus / Needle Threading
Mirror Touching / Crazy Finger Movement / Baby Cradling
Toes Counting / Hip Circling / “8” Shape Spinal Calligraphy Writing
Butterfly / Cat and Cow / Happy Baby / Elephant Walk / Baby Cobra  Tree Pose / Mountain Pose / Eemple Pose / Rainbow Painting

WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS COURSE

  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class:
    These items are recommended to have on hand: (the teacher will let participants know when to bring these items in).
    2 yoga blocks or thick books (can be substituted with folded towels)
    1 or 2 blankets
    a clean yoga mat or small carpet
    water and/or beverage to rehydrate
    a steady chair without armrests for leg/arm exercises
    a massage or tennis ball
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course that requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

Open Heart Yoga: Movements, Breath Exercises & Massage to Release Toxins & Relax the Body

21SBB57W
  • 5 Session(s)
  • Apr 15 2021 6:00 PM ET

Members

$120

Non-Members

$145

Maggie Law, born and raised in China in a family that relied solely on Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat its members’ health problems, trained from a young age in China with yoga pioneers from Hong Kong and India and opened the first yoga studio in NYC’s Chinatown (in 2005) after she moved to the U.S.

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