Date(s) - September 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This new class will introduce both Restorative Yoga & guided meditation practice for physical and emotional well-being.
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.
A restorative yoga sequence typically involves only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle back bends. Most restorative practices are based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar.
“When feeling stressed or experiencing pain…guided 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
“Here are some of the evidence based benefits of these practices”
1. Detoxification of the body
2. Improved digestive and nervous system
3. Reduction In stress
4. Greater concentration
5. Increase energy levels
6. Muscle relaxation
7. Lower/stabilized blood pressure
8. Higher emotional intelligence
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 2000 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 & facebook page for more