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yoga for every body

Not all of us can practice yoga asana (physical postures) in the classical manner. But all those who breathe benefit from physical practice. If normal movement is restricted due to illness, injury, or age, physical practice is even more important.

So what do you do if you don’t have a leg to stand on? We can help with that. The following special classes are offered for those who want a more individual approach to asana.

Gentle (Mondays 3:30-5): This is for anyone — young, healthy, or not – who wants a quiet meditative experience with more emphasis on breathing and flexibility than on strength. An excellent class to use as a drop-in or make-up when you are feeling down.

Adaptive (Tuesdays 1-2:30): This is for people with multiple sclerosis or other problems that may limit balance, strength, and mobility. This class focuses on individual needs. Poses are adapted for each student to address practical, quality-of-life issues. Students may use scooters to get around, but should be able to get up and down off the floor with assistance. Questions? Email jane@firststreetyoga.com.

Senior (Wednesdays 11-12): This hour long class is designed to address the problems of aging. We’ll emphasize balance and gently build strength and flexibility. Gravity doesn’t have to win! As we bring our bodies back to a healthier posture, the heart and breath benefit.

Free Meditation (Tuesdays 7:15-8:15pm through April): This community class is open to anyone, no registration required. Feel free to drop in and explore a variety of meditation techniques with some time for questions.

I’m so excited that we now have a facility that supports these special classes – fully accessible with all the props and the new rope wall. If you know anyone who might benefit, please let them know about us. As always, we are better at teaching yoga than at advertising.



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