Trisoma® Yoga - "It's okay to wiggle and sway"™

We are not currently taking new yoga clients, and are referring to Mario Valentino - 805-452-6554 Yoga on Maui - omm, if you like, but just relax and don't worry about concentrating

Trisoma Yoga, home of the Cobbler Wobbler™ [3], has a slogan "It's okay to wiggle and sway™" because the focus is to intently keep the body flowing smoothly while moving through poses that are safely modified to the student's condition and choice at the time, and allowing pauses, modified stretches, jiggling and wiggling, shaking hands, etc.; naturally slowing the breath with no chanting and no prayer. Wearing loose clothing, and bringing your mat or large towel, the location may be a room, studio, park or beach. Music is optional. Yoga provides many benefits, including, according to the Mayo Clinic, helping with: Yoga in Goleta with dolphins and ducks Beginning a session at any time of day, the student should be aware of any part of the body that needs extra care, and if there are questions, should inform the instructor so that modification may be suggested and explained. A session typically begins with a Taichicise™ standing warm up, with tai ji and qi gong type movements with limited range to warm up the muscles and joints and to increase circulation, and change student's focus from the external to the internal if indoors; or if outdoors, an emphasis on concordance, omneity and integrity with the natural surroundings.

The main portion of the yoga session is "mountains and valleys" (per YogaFit®) progressing into stretching and strength poses of varying difficulty appropriate to the students, where levels of physical and mental exertion increase and work the body and mind. Modifications are encouraged, as well as rolling shoulders, gently flexing necks, flexing wrists, shaking hands, etc. Yoga in Goleta

The final phase of the session is stretching on the floor, ending in sitting or laying poses, to reach deepening relaxation and parasympathetic dominance. The last pose is typically the corpse pose, for maybe 3-4 minutes, after which students are encouraged to begin moving slowly with fingers and toes, hands and feet, and then further proximally, until slowly rising and later drink water. At the end of a yoga class, you should feel invigorated, yet relaxed and calmed. If this isn't the case, talk to your instructor.

Breathing should become smooth and slow, not forced, as higher breathing rate and less CO2 in blood actually decreases oxygenation of tissues due to the Bohr effect.[5] Thus beware of some instructors who teach students that Pranayama is to breathe deeply and forcefully, such that their yoga classes sound like an aerospace wind tunnel, with students huffing and puffing as through they were following Lance Armstrong in the Pyrenees. Such exsufflation is a recipe for high blood pressure, cellular malmetabolism and other maladies. There are many types of "yoga breath", and fallacies abound about their meanings and physiology. True pranayama breathing involves a goal of increasing the duration of the breath retention.[6] Ujjayi breath is also frequently taught as an audible "rushing" of air, however ujjayi breathing by an experienced practitioner is soundless, smooth and slow. Have you ever seen a Buddhist monk panting? Have you noticed that healthy older people do not breathe noticeably, nor with an open mouth? (Click here for more information on breathing, and then ask your doctor.) be one with the world

Body Awareness is an essential part of getting more out of yoga. Stop trying and forcing; just relax and feel. Meditation is a great tool, but this modality is about meditation in motion, including Qi Gong elements and fitness moves, with optional unforced pauses, and avoiding ascetic fundamentalism. Instead of jumping and flinging around as in calithenics, or just moving to the next pose, the instructor will help guide transitions between poses. Concentrate with every motion on what each part of your body is doing, and respond with intention. Lengthening the spine, spreading the fingers wide, raising the lower ribs, puling up the crown of the head. Notice where tensions remain, and focus release there. Modifications, substitutions, moving fingers and toes, rotating arm, swinging hips, wiggling and swaying are encouraged at the student's discretion. Ideally, you will forget what happened an hour before your session, and will be entranced into a partially meditative state, allowing your body to concentrate on its condition and reset connections with the nervous system. The converse of this would be, for example, running on a treadmill while reading a magazine, which may degrade your muscle response while associating increased heart rate with reading. omm, if you like

Yoga, derived from the Sanskrit root yuj, "to control", "to yoke", or "to unite",[1] is a group of ancient spiritual practices (tapas, sutras, etc.) originating in India, concentrating on aspects such as meditation, abstinence and poses. Trisoma Yoga is a modern exercise format based on yoga that uses various poses, transitions between poses and awareness of breath and body to build strength, endurance, balance, control, awareness, flexibility and relaxation. There is no competition involved, and it is understood that variance in strength and flexibility is normal and not necessarily associated with health or beneficial results.

Paul Svacina was trained by YogaFit® which combines fitness moves with traditional asana postures in a vinyasa (flowing series of poses) yoga style, both being beginner-friendly formats, which can also challenge more experienced students. It is similar to "power yoga", using English names for poses, with no "oming" nor chanting as included in some traditional yoga practices (such as Kundalini yoga). Tools are optional, but Trisoma prefers simplicity, to keep concentration on the body. The student should not be uncomfortable in any poses, but should expect deep stretching and a revitalizing workout. Acrolicious Acrochi Acroyoga

The medical benefits of yoga have also become well known by health care professionals. For these reasons it is of no surprise that physical therapists have begun to incorporate the posture techniques of yoga in rehabilitation programs.[7] Yoga is now recommended by, and health benefits of yoga are being researched by, the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health & Human Services, Mayo Clinic Foundation for Medical Education and Research, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National Parkinson Foundation, American Academy of Dermatology, International Myeloma Foundation, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and others: omm, if you like, but just relax and don't worry about concentrating
  • "Yoga can also be helpful. You don't need to twist your body into a pretzel to practice yoga. Simply sit peacefully, clear your mind, breathe slowly, and follow the simple postures or stretches on your favorite home yoga tape. Yoga has also been proven to improve the immune system and align the bones in your body. The beauty of yoga is that you go at your own speed. In time, you may notice that postures that once felt difficult and unusual begin to feel natural and energizing." (Mary S. Mittelman, Alzheimer's Healthcare Professional author)
  • Physiological changes promoted in transcendental meditation [4]
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An ancient sage said:
When the body is upright
The breath will be smooth
When the breath is smooth
The mind will be still

- from Complete Tai Chi by Alfred Huan


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