Yoga Classes Chanhassen MN
Eden Prairie, MN
Boot Camp, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Kickboxing, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Medicine Balls, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Punching Bag, Sauna, Stationary Bikes, Yoga
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Reaction Cycling, Yoga
hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, holy yoga, oth
Beginner and Continuing Hatha
Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Indoor Track, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pool, Sauna, Whirl Pool, Yoga
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Kick Boxing, Body Sculpting, nutrition
NETA, AMFPT, CPR/AED First Aid, Pilates, Core Conditioning
Neta personal training workshop, CPR/AED first aid classes, Boot camp training.
25 years old (trains both men and women)
Yoga, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Sex Therapy, Reiki, Psychotherapy, Physical Exercise, Pain Management, Other, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery, Family Therapy, EFT, EMDR, Dreamwork Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Breathwork, Addiction
American Holistic Medical Association
Hatha, Vinyasa, flow/power, fitness/athl
Eden Prairie, MN
Hatha, Ashtanga, Teacher Training
Breathe and Heal
Yogic breathwork helps your body absorb more oxygen while shedding stress.
by Linda Melone
As the owner of a financial consulting firm, Jon Farber considers stress part of the job. “Even when business is good, it’s still stressful,” says the 44-year old New Yorker. A self-proclaimed “tightly wound” person, he began taking yoga classes a year ago that included conscious breathing techniques.
A lifelong runner and swimmer, Farber didn’t feel he needed instructions on how to breathe. However, he learned that he was breathing too shallowly, resulting in an oxygen deficit that added to his stress. Ten minutes of yogic breathing at the end of each class left him feeling relaxed and focused. “Yogic breathing helps me reframe myself for the week,” says Farber. “It takes a lot of concentration for me, but I feel completely different afterward; even my heart rate slows down.”
Farber attends a weekly class and practices yogic breathing four nights a week on his own before going to sleep. “Yogic breathing has made a big difference in my everyday balance and temperament,” he says.
Few of us pay much attention to our breathing, despite it being a bodily function we can control consciously. Yet yogic breathing can have profound effects on mind, body and spirit, proponents say.
Breathe For What Ails You
Yogic breathing comprises a branch of yoga called Pranayama, a Sanskrit word that means lengthening of the prana, or breath. Pranayama in yoga is used before performing asanas (yoga postures) to cleanse the mind and body.
“Yogic breathing decreases pain for chronic pain sufferers, decreases stress and helps people with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),” says Stephanie Mihalas, PhD, NCSP, founder of The Center for Well-Being in Los Angeles. Stress often triggers shallow breathing, which leads to more stressful feelings, creating a feedback loop. “When people are stressed or in a state of panic, they stop breathing,” says Mihalas. “Although you may think you’re breathing, you’re actually panting, taking in short bursts of air.” As a result, less oxygen is in circulation, which adds to a fight-or-flight feeling.
Conscious, diaphragmatic breathing lowers levels of cortisol (a hormone released during stress), produces a sense of calm. Studies show that athletes who practice diaphragmatic breathing increase their antioxidant defenses after strenuous exercise. This may protect them from the long-term adverse effects of free-radical damage from vigorous exertion (Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 10/29/09 online).
Why does it seem so natural to breathe shallowly? It’s simply become part of our fast-paced lifestyle. “It’s easier and faster to breathe shallowly from our upper lungs. It takes time to practice slow, deep breathing,” says Mihalas.
Air In, Stress Out
Mihalas suggests the following healing breath practice for quick relief of stress and anxiety. She uses it in her pract...
UST Executive Conference on the Future of Health Care
Dates: 11/5/2020 – 11/5/2020
University of St.Thomas Saint Paul
2260 Summit Avenue
Discover how you can play an active role in shaping the future by what you do within your organization and network with other health care leaders who are dealing with similar issues. The pace of change in health care has increased exponentially since our inaugural health care conference. And by the time the second annual conference convenes, Congress will have passed its bill for health care reform. We’ll have officially begun a new journey.Fortunately, visionary leaders have been helping to shape this next phase of health care. Investments in innovation and quality have led to some very effective – and often surprising – ways to cut costs, reduce errors, increase service and satisfaction, and improve access and outcomes. Bold initiatives such as these should be shared – especially during this transformative time, when we are all looking for fresh models of excellence. The University of St. Thomas and its partners invite you to participate in an inspiring day of learning, sharing and strategizing about how we can leverage innovation and quality to thrive in the new health care environment. Book Club:November 4, 2010Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Conference:November 5, 2010Friday, 8:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Please visit the University of St. Thomas Executive Health Care Conference website for more information or copy and paste the following URL: http://ustfutureofhealthcare.com