Yoga – Vinyasa style

Sheila Axtman

Wow – It’s already December. Lots of activities and food, parties and friends. Vinyasa yoga will give you an hour twice a week to breathe and move, re-center yourself and forget for a few minutes everything on the “to do” list.

Every year on the last yoga day before X-mas, I teach a class I call “Low and Slow X-mas Crazy.” It’s sort of the antidote for all the stress at this time of year. This year, it will be Thursday, December 21. We will practice more on the ground than we usually do, and we will have a nice long Savasana and the only Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) of the year. But the rest of the month, classes are as usual.

Vinyasa yoga is not suitable for students who have never done yoga before. However, if you are fit and healthy, Tuesday’s class may be a good fit for you. Both Tuesdays and Thursdays I will offer modifications so everyone can benefit from their practice, and everyone can explore their limits.

However, Tuesday’s classes will be less challenging than Thursday’s. We will move slower, and I will offer more modifications. Thursday’s classes may move a bit faster, and more challenging variations may be offered. The yoga group is friendly and fun. Please join us.

Class schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays at l0:00 a.m. Room A-6 at Cottonwood.

Class Fee: $5

There are blocks, straps and blankets available in the room. I am a registered yoga teacher. I live in Cottonwood/Palo Verde. I can be reached at 480-264-9951, Sheila Axtman, RYT200 Yoga Alliance Registered.

PS: Look for the “Yoga for Men” article in this publication. I will also be teaching “Golfer’s Yoga” starting in January. The Golfer’s Yoga classes will be open to everyone. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Sign up in the Cottonwood Pro Shop. v