Gentle Yoga for EveryBody

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 It stretches the cells, tones the nervous system, aligns the spine and engages mindfulness. Taught and practiced correctly, yoga feels good and a sense of joy arises spontaneously from the core of the body.   


Yogis believe that the body toning of yoga results from the way it stretches nerves, and now, this belief has a scientific basis that may be very good news for people with cancer and other disease processes in the body and mind.


Recently, Donald Ingber, a cellular biologist at the Harvard Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, discovered that cells in the human body change depending on how they are stretched.  He and colleagues have shown that if you pull a stem cell in one way, it starts developing into a brain cell; stretch it in other ways and a muscle or a bone cell results.


The most far- reaching consequence of this stretching is for cancer cells. Change their mechanical stress and they start behaving like normal cells!


Yogic exercises developed at least 5000 years ago in India and have evolved in every modern culture. Science has shed new light on the physical exercises, or Hatha Yoga, a vital method used in all the different kinds of yoga – Ashtanga, Iyengar, Hot Yoga, Power Yoga, Integral and Therapeutic Yoga.   Hatha Yoga is one of the eight limbs of the Royal or Raja Yoga path as enunciated by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras around 400 C. E.


Even if we haven’t stretched this way before, the poses are based on nature, so they may feel familiar. We breathe deeply into elegant alignment with nature’s movements – the sun rising, a tree on the seashore, the wave motion – and become centered in the fullness of creation inside the natural body, which is both healing and inventive.


Cleansing, relaxing, empowering and fun. Taught by Wellness, Creativity and Yoga Specialist, Dr. Marya Mann. $10/class.