Yoga with Dr. Melissa West 254 | Yoga for Energy | How to Boost Energy 50 min Hatha Yoga Class

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Restoring Energy


Nourishing-Your-Energy-Reserves-SeriesThis 50 minute intermediate hatha yoga class is yoga for energy. In this class I will teach you how to boost your energy. Our stores of energy have been depleted and is evidenced in our health with insomnia, anxiety and stress related diseases such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, headaches, depression and gastrointestinal problems. This hatha yoga class will provide the counterbalance to our over-activity and a way of recovering and refueling. In other words through yoga postures and asanas I will show you how to increase your energy and how to get more energy.

We have an imbalance between our giving and receiving of energy. We are continually giving our energy away without balancing that energy deficit by taking time to build our energy bank account. We are literally energetically bankrupt. Every time we take money out of our energy bank account we need to start thinking about how we are going to replace it. Because when we live in a deficit there is no way we can keep waking up each morning and expecting our energetic bodies to be able to get through the day.

We literally don’t spend time resting, relaxing and playing. I hear again and again people telling me that they don’t have enough time in the day to ____ fill in the blank. People are generally rushing from one commitment to another.

Our stores of energy have been depleted and is evidenced in our health with insomnia, anxiety and stress related diseases such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, headaches, depression and gastrointestinal problems.

Yesterday I was listening to Judith Hanson Lasater speak about the importance of restoring our energy. She was speaking about the cultural imperative of getting more done even though you are already tired. Lasater said, “You don’t say that about thirst! You don’t say you’re really thirsty but you can’t drink water until 10:30 at night because we don’t have any moral ideas about being thirsty. But if you’re tired, maybe you need to just rest. Instead they go to Starbucks and get sugar and caffeine. And then they feel worse- it’s a downward spiral.”

When we take the time to nourish and restore our energy, we create balance and harmony in our own bodies and we also balance our relationship to our external environment as well.

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Yoga for Winter Series:

This five class series continues the themes in this class of nourishing and restoring energy
This is a five class series one for each week-day designed to balance your body during the winter months. According to traditional chinese medicine the kidneys/adrenal glands are the yin organs of the winter season and the bladder is the yang organ of for this time of year. Ayurvedic medicine calls winter Kapha Dosha time. Winter is a time of year when nature is inactive, everything slows down and so should we. Here are the classes for the days of the week. Monday: Kidney and Kidney Meridians, Tuesday: Bladder and Bladder Meridians, Wednesday: Kapha Dosha, Thursday: Adrenal Glands and Adrenal Fatigue, Friday: Restorative Yoga.

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Props Needed: bolster, block, meditation cushion, blanket, or chair for seated practices

Yoga Postures/Yoga Asana: Legs Up the Wall/Viparita Karani, Reclined Bound Angle Pose/Supta Baddha Konasana, Lunge Pose/Anjaneyasana, Makara Mudra, Vrkasana/Tree Pose, Chair Pose/Utkatasana, Warrior Two/Virabhadrasana Two, Cobra/Bhujangasana, Child’s Pose/Balasana, Parivritta Sukhasana/Easy Twist, Upavistha Konasana , Savasana/Corpse Pose

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