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Beecher Hill Yoga, Body Work, Health Coaching, Professional Training -- Hinesburg, Vermont.

Beecher Hill Yoga
Early Spring 2018

Early Spring Greetings..
The snow will melt! The birds are returning. During this time of transition, we balance expansion and contraction. This is a time for cleansing and for letting go of what is no longer useful to us.

   Read below for more...

 

 

Statement of Inclusivity 

In the current political and social climate, it’s necessary to be explicit. Beecher Hill Yoga  welcomes and supports people of all races, religions, ethnicity, countries of origin, abiities, sexual orientations, and economic status. We invite all organizations, businesses, schools, communities, etc. to make similar statements of support and inclusivity.

 

 

 

 

For Early Spring: 'Deep Clean' Yoga

Finally! The snow is melting. Time to clean out your home... including your body/mind. See below to check out our exciting early Spring Session...

Class Descriptions:
(click here for schedule)

'Deep Clean' Yoga:
Time for Spring Cleaning
. During this 6-week session we focus on a Yoga practice to clear the winter ‘sludge,’ tune up metabolism and sweep out mental cobwebs. Appropriate for people of all abilities and experience, including beginners.

"Deep Clean' Yoga for People Over 50
This ongoing class is designed to help us stay mentally and physically strong, flexible, and vibrant. During our practice we will feel challenged, supported AND safe. Appropriate for people of all abilities and experience, including beginners.

                                                    for more info or to register: BHY@beecherhillyoga.com

Yoga for Your Bones

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, There are an estimated 10 million Americans with osteoporosis. Eight million, or 80%, are women. Approximately one in two women over age 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. (https://www.nof.org/preventing-fractures/general-facts/what-women-need-to-know/). A regular Yoga practice can help in two ways. There is evidence that Yoga can actually increase bone mass. And Yoga can help prevent falls.
 
Yoga to increase bone mass:
Western Medicine has only recently started looking at the therapeutic applications of Yoga. Medical research tends to follow the potential for profit and, well, you can’t patent downward facing dog. There have been some studies, though. A well-publicized pilot study published in 2016 demonstrated significant increases in bone density in the spines and femurs of 227 participants who practiced Yoga.
 
Yoga to prevent falls:
Regular Yoga practice can increase muscle strength and flexibility, improve balance and heighten body awareness and proprioception. This can add up to fewer falls. A recent University of Wisconsin-Madison study found that falls decreased by 48% after 6 months of regular Yoga practice.
 
Important Note:
If you have osteoporosis, not all Yoga poses are safe for you. This is why it’s important to work with a Yoga teacher who is aware of the special needs of the ’yogi’ with osteoporosis. This does not mean that your practice can’t be physically energizing and challenging— but there are some postures you should avoid. Of course you want to be strong AND safe.
 
Your bones have feelings too!
Recent research has noted correlations between anxiety and depression and low bone density, especially in young adults. (http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0187425) One of the most important benefits of regular Yoga practice is that it boosts our mood and reduces our stress response. Our state of mind has a very significant effect on our physiology and vice versa.  The practice of Yoga is based on this understanding. Perfect. You can chill out and help your bones at the same time.


 For more information about Integrative health coaching for women over 50, you can contact us at BHY@beecherhillyoga.com

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