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Mason, Go Yoga!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 • Posted February 10, 2009

“When you take care of yourself, the world is going to function better.” quoted by a world renowned yogi master.

What is yoga? Yoga originated 5000 years ago in India and is practiced by more than 40 million Americans today. Yoga does what nothing can. Yes, this is no exaggeration, just a fact. It is the only system in the world that has been known to prevent and cure life threatening diseases. Yoga purifies the mind and body through a series of different styles and poses. I teach all different styles of yoga each week. During class I teach you what each pose or asana is consistently doing to your body while you are in the pose. Each Yoga posture or asana is designed to systematically work on all parts of your body. I take everyone through the different levels of each pose from beginners to advanced, so that everyone can reap all the following benefits of what yoga has to offer:

· strengthens and tones your abdominals to keep your core strong,

· stretches and tones all muscles and ligaments,

· improves blood circulation which speeds up your metabolism,

· strengthens immune system

· improves posture, memory, and intelligence

· reduces stress and tension

· reduces fat, weight, and alleviates weight related problems

· decreases cholesterol

· Increases Hemoglobin

· Proven to cure a wide array of diseases – diabetes, high blood pressure, CANCER, kidney and lung diseases, asthma, back pain, carpal tunnel, chronic fatigue, metabolic and endocrine imbalances, allergies, depression, epilepsy, headaches, multiple sclerosis, stress, Parkinson’s disease, insomnia, arthritis, hernia, infertility, and anxiety!

. Yoga’s prime objective is to create a lifting harmony between the mind, body and spirit. “It gives you what no other exercise can: 1. healthy body, 2. unperturbed mind, 3. virtuous soul.” In addition, I also integrate pilates into all my yoga routines which helps to increase the core strength and stability by targeting the deep muscles of the body. My yogalates classes are all done with your body weight. The integration of poses and breathing techniques, pranayama helps one attain a steady, quiet mind and a strong open body.

How to do yoga? You will need to bring a mat or towel, water, wear comfortable clothing that allows to stretch, but not to loose. Do not eat an hour before class and make sure you drink plenty of water during the day to hydrate, and then after yoga to cleanse your body. I require everyone to complete an assessment form, that helps me better understand your goals and limitations.

Yoga is for everyone of all ages, shapes, and forms. It is a personal journey and non competitive. It’s not about how far one can stretch oneself in a pose, or how long one can hold a pose for, it is about self exploration. So let go of your ego, listen to your body, and come revitalize, tone, and cleanse your entire body.

Where? Classes are held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday’s at the Mason National Bank. Located on the second floor of the West or right side of the bank.

When? 5:15-6:15 p.m.

For the remainder of February Victoria’s Yogalates Classes are free of charge. Effective March 1, 2008 :

$5/day

$10 weekly charge

$30 monthly charge ( up front, gives you 3 free classes )

$20/hr personal one on one training sessions are available for appointment only.

I look forward in seeing you there!

Please email me at Victoria.westfall@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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