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Newsletter May, 2011

Weekend class cancelled

There will be no classes on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 as I will be away for the Spring Yoga Retreat (see below for more information)

In this issue:

Strengthen your back with Camel Pose


Camel Pose (Ushtrasana - उष्ट्रासन) is one of the commonly practiced backward-bending poses. It is an intermediate level back bending pose and stretches both the front and back sides of the body. The Sanskrit word 'ushtra' means a camel.

Since the pose provides an intense back stretch, it is advisable to practice it after some of the  preparatory poses like cobra, locust, shoulder stand etc.

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Spring Yoga retreat with Subhash

Lakulish ashram

When: Thursday, May 5 (evening) - Sunday, May 8, 2011(noon time)

Where: Lakulish Yoga and Health Retreat, 8136 NC Highway 119 South, Mebane, NC 27302

Picture gallery: Visit here for a picture gallery of the retreat facilities

Meals: Three nutritious and healthy vegetarian meals a day

Contact: Subhash Mittal; Phone: 919-926-9717

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New Level1 Classes Added

(Starting May 16, 2011)

  • When: Every Monday and Wednesday at 10:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Where: JL Taekwondo Academy, 4031 Davis Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560
  • Fee: $96 for 8 lessons (Walk-in fee $15)

Yoga in the news

In Pain? Try Meditation

You don't have to be a Buddhist monk to experience the health benefits of meditation. According to a new study, even a brief crash course in meditative techniques can sharply reduce a person's sensitivity to pain.

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Periodic Fasting May Cut Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes

Occasional water-only fasts may lower your risk of heart diseaseand diabetes, according to new research presented at the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology in New Orleans.

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Just Breathe: Body Has A Built-In Stress Reliever

There are plenty of ways to relieve stress — exercise, a long soak in a hot bath, or even a massage. But believe it or not, something you're doing right now, probably without even thinking about it, is a proven stress reliever: breathing.

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Have a question/suggestion?

If you have a yoga-related question, please write to me and I would do my best to provide an answer in a timely manner. I would love to hear your suggestions for future newsletter articles.

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