Get Off Your Asana and Move!

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Accepted Session
Short form
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 from 6:15 – 7:00pm in Hawthorne

Excerpt

This is a yoga workshop for anyone who sits and works on computers a lot. You will learn breathing exercises and physical postures that can be done at anytime to help maintain a healthy body and clear mind. Suggestions will be included for how to modify stretches to protect injuries and provide gentle opening.

Description

In technology the body is often thought of as merely a vehicle for the brain. We tend to be so intensely focused upon the tasks of the brain that the body is often ignored until problems such as carpal tunnel, neck, shoulder and back pain arise. When the thinking and physical “bodies” are integrated we find that the system as a whole is more efficient. Hatha Yoga provides a path to help not only the mind and body function fluidly together, but it is also a means to care for the whole body before problems arise.

Yoga does not require complicated props or a special place to practice it. Breathing and physical postures can be done anytime, anywhere. Postures and breath practice do not require that anyone be able to bend into complicated positions or hold their breath for a long time. Practice can be simple, easy and restorative and a short practice, even at a desk between phone calls, may bring lasting benefits.

This is a yoga workshop for anyone who sits and works on computers a lot. You will learn breathing exercises and physical postures that can be done at anytime to help maintain a healthy body and clear mind. Suggestions will be included for how to modify stretches to protect injuries and provide gentle opening.

Speaking experience

Speaker

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    Sherri Koehler

    Samatha Yoga

    Biography

    In December 2013 Sherri made the rather abrupt decision to leave tech and pursue her dream of teaching yoga. She’s well acquainted with all the physical bad habits associated with working at a computer for hours on end, having had all of them herself during her 17-year career in tech.

    Sherri has a passion for teaching Classical Hatha, Restorative, and Gentle Flow Yoga styles, as well as Pranayama and Meditation. She is ardent about attention to the breath and use of props to support an accessible practice. She believes it possible for everyone to experience joy & ease in practice, even while staying at the edge of intensity in asana. Sherri is dedicated to fostering compassion, loving-kindness, equanimity, and empathetic joy on and off the mat.

    Sessions

      • Title: Get Off Your Asana and Move!
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Hawthorne
      • Time: 6:157:00pm
      • Excerpt:

        This is a yoga workshop for anyone who sits and works on computers a lot. You will learn breathing exercises and physical postures that can be done at anytime to help maintain a healthy body and clear mind. Suggestions will be included for how to modify stretches to protect injuries and provide gentle opening.

      • Speakers: Sherri Koehler