Letter of 1/5/2022 Breathing techniques and Info for New Students
Welcome Back to Yoga! I know a few of you are back in class after being away for a bit and I wanted to update you on what we have been doing. We have been practicing this breathing technique in class for over a year. I will try to instruct it, but it might be easier to learn if you watch this video first.https://youtu.be/JERF7i7IXjk I think I mention in the video that I learned this nasal clearing technique from Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor. I would highly recommend the book. It is interesting and an easy read.
If you are new to Zoom, let me know if you have questions. I am glad to help you get the “set-up” right. If you have any issues connecting to the Zoom class, try re-starting your computer or moving closer to your wi-fi source. Although it does take a bit of getting used to. Once you figure out the “mechanics’ of laptop or iPad placement, you can just enjoy the class and your yoga experience. I think if you turn your phone off and commit to your yoga time, it will feel more like class.
For the actual yoga part, you will need a strap, a block (or something like one) and a Half Foam roller (sometimes called a half dome foam roller) to stretch the foot and calf. A rolled up towel or blanket works as a decent substitute. Other things like a chair, a blanket, a small section of wall can also be nice. If you are in the Ongoing classes on Monday 5:30 or Tuesday 10am, we will use the Yoga Tune-Up balls most weeks.
See you in class,