June 28, July 12 & 19
7 - 8pm @ Crossroads
This new series will introduce both Pranayama breathing exercises along with Guided Meditation and Visualization for this four week class.
Whether dealing with symptoms of stress or a chronic illness this class is designed to empower you to cultivate well-being through breathing practices and guided visualization.
"When feeling stressed or experiencing pain...visualization exercises may help. They are especially effective once you have elicited the relaxation response because your brain is calmer and more focused. " Harvard Medical School Health Report on Stress Management - page 48
Pranayama (breathing exercises) is now gaining lot of attention in the clinical world due to its positive impact on our physical and mental health. As per Harvard medical school, deep breathing exercises(pranayama) are the go to technique to activate one’s relaxation response.
"Here are some of the evidence based benefits of Pranayama”
1. Detoxification of the body
2. Improved digestive and eliminatory system
3. Improved Cardiac & Nervous system
4. Reduction In stress
5. Greater concentration
6. Increase energy levels
7. Muscle relaxation
8. Lower/stabilized blood pressure
We ask that if you RSVP you make a commitment to attend at least 90% of the sessions. There is no charge for the class as it is a gift of service from the Imagine community trusting you might offer an act of service and the world is change one person, family and community at a time!
Nitin Dogra has been practicing pranayama(breath therapy), mindfulness and restorative yoga since 2008.He has used the techniques to aid his healing journey with very serious chronic Eczema(skin condition). These practices have been a significant part of restoring Nitin to health without use of any medication.
Nitin started a community called the Living Well project within AT&T where he works to share these skills with others. His community started with 6 people and has expanded to 1700 people. In 2015 he was awarded the “Do One Thing” Champion award by AT&T and was also one of top 10 speakers at AT&T TEDx event in 2016. Nitin has now expanded the “Living Well Project” to the larger Northern Virginia community with one mantra "I am here to share". You can also check out his website for more https://livingwellproject.squarespace.com/