7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Serenity Hatha Yoga for Well Being
Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30pm
We welcome first timers, ongoing friends and experienced yoga practitioners! Our focus during the month of November will be Gratitude and Thanks Giving that we will integrate into daily life.
We will focus on breathing and asanas (postures) that will increase flexibility and core strength but also allow more time for Yoga Nidra (Deep Relaxation) to increase inner peace, calmness and stress reduction.
There is no charge for this class as it is a gift from the Crossroads Imagine community believing the world is changed as we become more calm and responsive in our circle of influence.
We will meet in front of the big window at Crossroads to enjoy the beauty of sky and tree during our practice. We can accommodate a larger group as the experience is designed as a supportive, community yoga practice.
Gratitude has been shown to:
1. Help you make friends. A study found that thanking a new acquaintance makes them more likely to seek a more lasting relationship with you.
2. Improve your physical health. People who show gratitude report fewer aches and pains, a general feeling of health, more regular exercise, and more frequent checkups with their doctor than those who don’t.
3. Improve your psychological health. Grateful people enjoy higher well-being and happiness, and suffer from reduced symptoms of depression.
4. Enhance empathy and reduces aggression. Those who show their gratitude are less likely to seek revenge against others and more likely to behave in a prosocial manner, with sensitivity and empathy.
5. Improve your sleep. Practicing gratitude regularly can help you sleep longer and better.
6. Enhance your self-esteem. People who are grateful have increased self-esteem, in part due to their ability to appreciate other peoples’ accomplishments.
Increase mental strength.
7. Grateful people have an advantage in overcoming trauma and enhanced resilience, helping them to bounce back from highly stressful situations. (Morin, 2014).
If you have questions please contact Cathy Norman.