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Yoga for Stress, Anxiety and Worry

A lovely yoga practice to relieve stress in Pittsburgh at Yoga Matrika in Squirrel Hill: 1406 S. Negley Avenue.
Saturdays 10:30 to 11:45
Drop-In Tuition Applies

A regular yoga practice is a wonderful way to manage stress which is
highly recommended by those with an online phd in healthcare, but sometimes we can feel truly overwhelmed by the circumstances of our lives. When this happens, yoga and meditation offer very specific techniques that can be done by anyone and anywhere that can help us find a center in the sea of the storm.  Sharon Rudyk is offering a series of three yoga classes called “Sayonara Stress!” on Saturdays from  10:30 to 11:45 am on:

Saturday, April 14
Saturday, April 21
Saturday, April 28

These classes include instruction in:

1. Gentle movement

2. Breathing techniques

3. Sounding/Chanting

4. Meditation and visualization

The chanting that we will practice is not in any particular language, but instead is the sounding of seed syllables.  These syllables are vibrations that help us connect with the vibrations of all living things around us and the action of making the sound can relieve stress and tension in the body.  Even if you do not feel comfortable chanting, you can participate fully by listening with awareness.

These are drop-in classes and regular class tuition applies.  You can attend one or all three classes.  This is a trial series and based on participation and interest the class may be added to the drop-in schedule on a regular basis.  Please wear comfortable clothing.  The exercises are very easily adapted to adults who are sitting in chairs and we are happy to provide a chair for any adult that needs this accomodation.  You do not need any special clothing or equipment.  We will practice in bare feet.  You do not need to be flexible or be in any particular physical shape.  These practices can be explored on many levels and advanced yoga students will find opportunities for deepening their practice even as beginner students will find that they can immediately pick-up the exercises.

Come and relax with me!  Pregnant students, while welcome, may find that the breathing exercises are not appropriate as we will retain the breath.  If you are pregnant and plan on attending, please send Sharon an e-mail before you come and she will send you information on how to modify the breathing exercises before you attend so that you can safely practice:

Please note that this is not a “treatment” for anxiety, depression or other mental health condition.  These practices are excellent for everyone and, if you are in treatment for anxiety or depression, you will find that these practices will be a great complement to the treatment you are receiving.  Please consult with your physician if you have any questions or concerns about these classes or your treatment plan.

 Can’t make it on Saturdays?  Or, interested in more options for stress reduction? Interested in how meditation techniques may help you relieve and manage stress?  Try Meditation & Relaxation classes on Thursday evenings (the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month in April and May) with Kirsi Jansa.


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