Yoga’s Healthy Heart Program – Love Your Heart

Yoga’s Healthy Heart Program – Love Your Heart

February is Heart Awareness Month and we invite you to Love Your Heart.  Every 34 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack, while each minute, someone dies from a heart disease-related event.1   Many of these could have been prevented.  In addition, depression has been shown to increase your risk for a heart attack.

No matter what shape your heart is in, starting a preventive practice that includes yoga can be beneficial to enhancing your wellness. Your heart keeps you alive and pumps over 100,000 times per day. Starting a breath with movement practice that includes pranayama (breathing exercises) and other tools of yoga can help you to lower blood pressure and maintain a healthy heart.  Integrative Yoga Therapy has been running a Healthy Heart program for over a decade that supports a reduction in blood pressure.

This month, we are offering a unique program on February 22, 2018 –  “The Story in Your Heart”.  In this integrative mind/body program, you will let go and let flow from the heart.  This program involves yoga, meditation and story writing.  Writing from the heart can greatly reduce our stress and anxiety.    We encourage you to Love Your Heart this month.  For more details about the program, go to  “The Story in Your Heart”.  We are also happy to answer any of your questions about our program or your heart concerns.  Just give us a call at 303.725.1434.

1. http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_heart_disease.htm

 

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness is The Place to Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.  We are a private sanctuary located in the heart of Highlands Ranch that offers specialized private yoga therapy programs, classes, teacher training, workshops and retreats.  Our founder is Nancy Levenson, a certified yoga therapist trained through Integrative Yoga Therapy with a focus on providing wellness to our community.  To inquire about any of our programs, reach us on our contact form, or call us directly at 303.725.1434.

 

 

 

 

 

The Heart as a Filter

The Heart as a Filter

We know that the heart chakra, Anahata, is the balance point of the lower and upper chakras, but have we contemplated its true placement in the emotional body?  When we consider that the heart chakra resides between the Manipura (3rd) chakra and the Vishuddha (5th) chakra we discover the power of the heart to act as a filter.  Consider that an imbalance in our Manipura chakra may result in violent outbursts, or the need to be right and have the final word and we can witness that natural jump for Manipura to Vishuddha.  We have a gut reaction and for some of us the instinct is to react and allow the vocal chords of the throat chakra to respond.  What would happen, if we realized the power of the heart as a filter?

Just as a cup of tea or coffee moves from compression of beans, through a slow filter, to ensure that the result is a smooth and tasteful beverage, we too can employ the filter of the heart to deliver a smooth result from a gut reaction.  If we use the heart as a filter, we are given an opportunity to gain connection with the self inside, to ruminate on our gut instinct and invite in the time necessary to offer a loving response that supports our optimal health and the health of others. 

February is National Heart Month – Cardiovascular disease knows no borders. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.3 million deaths each year.  Consider the next time you feel an instinct to go from gut to voice the impact you may have to your heart.   Our practice is here to support you in soothing the heart, reducing stress and finding peace in your life.  Choose a new path for a healthy heart.

 

NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness is The Place to Discover Yoga as a Healing Art.  We are a private sanctuary located in the heart of Highlands Ranch that offers specialized private yoga therapy programs, classes, teacher training, workshops and retreats.  Our founder is Nancy Levenson, a certified yoga therapist with a focus on providing wellness to our community.  To inquire about any of our programs, reach us on our contact form, or call us directly at 303.725.1434.

 

 

The Story in Your Heart – Meditation, Yoga & Story Telling for a Healthy Heart

The Story in Your Heart – Meditation, Yoga & Story Telling for a Healthy Heart

February is Healthy Heart Month and writing from the heart can be an effective tool in welcoming your feelings and emotions and reducing stress, anxiety and depression. Your heart is meant to feel and your lungs are meant to breathe. Not to feel is to stop your precious heart from breathing. In this integrative mind/body program, you will let go and let flow from the heart.

The Story in Your Heart
A Meditation, Yoga & Story Telling Exploration
Thursday February 22, 2018
6-8:30 PM

Our time together will start with an opening meditation followed by a heart flowing yoga session. Throughout the session, you will be prompted with touchstones to your heart and with paper and pen, crayon or marker in hand, you will begin a journey to the story in your heart. Each of us has a unique story to tell, and your own words have the power to transform you. You will be guided to trust your own voice, navigate your own feelings and, bring your story to life. We will then sit in community and share our stories (if you choose) with one another, supporting and touching each other’s hearts. Please bring a yoga mat and your open heart.

Program cost is $29.

Cardiovascular disease knows no borders. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading global cause of death with more than 17.3 million deaths each year. Love Your Heart and register for this one-of-a-kind program. RSVP by calling 303.725.1434 to register with your Visa or MC. Or, send us an email at info@namasteworksyoga.com. This program is limited to 12 participants.

This program is held at NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness, 8981 Stonecrest Way – a private studio located in the heart of Highlands Ranch.