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Stress relief and flexibility programs are natural compliments in yoga. When you release mental pressure, you simultaneously relieve tightness in your muscles and joints. Similarly, when you focus on reducing stiffness in the body, you automatically release tension held in the mind. These two rejuvenating yoga programs, filmed in a tranquil garden overlooking the Pacific Ocean, can help undo the physical and mental effects of tension. The Stress Relief sequence uses the breath, longer holds, and forward bends to encourage the body’s relaxation response. This calming sequence will dissolve anxiety, improve quality of sleep, reveal clarity of thought, and activate the anti-aging benefits that restorative yoga provides. The flexibility sequence uses simple but effective flowing vinyasas to enhance agility, alleviate pain, cultivate a greater free range of movement, and reduce risk of future injury.
Ashley Turner is one of the premiere yoga-teachers in Los Angeles. She holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology and is known for her unique approach to yoga: a combination physical instruction and mental application to help her students channel energy, release stress and improve fitness. Named in the ‘Who’s Who of Power Yoga’ by Yoga Journal, Ashley has been featured in other prestigious publications such as Health, Women’s Health and YogiTimes. With a list of clientele that includes models, Hollywood creatives, distinguished business leaders and renowned musicians, Ashley has taught yoga in group classes, international retreats, an private sessions for over ten years.
Element: Yoga for Stress Relief and Flexibility
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Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Runtime: 68 min.
Street Date: 12/07/2010
Both programs feature classic yoga poses led by a friendly and skilled instructor. Even the setting is relaxing; you're exercising in a tranquil garden overlooking the Pacific ocean. Each workout uses carefully chosen techniques/poses designed to achieve a specific goal. The flexibility series includes short sequences of deep stretches and flowing, rhythmic movements. The stress relief workout holds the poses longer while focusing on mental serenity (“recognize what open-ness feels like”). The programs also emphasize conscious breathing — both to make the movements more effective and to help you achieve the correct pacing. ©2010.