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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Welcome Back!

It's been so great to see all of your beautiful returning and new faces at the studio. As we enter into our second week of the fall schedule, here are a few things regarding some of the classes:

- Hydration! Please bring water to the Zumba, Kickboxing, and hot yoga classes. Adequate fluid intake is essential to comfort, performance and safety. The longer and more intensely you exercise, the more important it is to drink the right kind of fluids. Studies have found that a loss of two or more percent of one's body weight due to sweating is linked to a drop in blood volume. When this occurs, the heart works harder to move blood through the bloodstream. This can also cause muscle cramps, dizziness and fatigue-Please Hydrate!!

- Several of the classes are now at or really close to capacity. The studio does not operate on a session basis and normally there's always room as there's often a person or two who can't make a class every week. Please call or send me an e-mail regarding class accomodation. I am assessing whether to add the requested additional classes on Sunday-that's the only day of the week where the studio has free time. Your feedback is appreciated.

- What's up with the thyroid & parathyroid? So, this week in yoga, I've been exploring chin locks during pranayama and asanas to stimulate the thyroid and parathyroid. Thyroid problems can disrupt sleep patterns, alter your moods, fluctuate your weight and cause muscle and joint pain. Yoga is a healthy alternative for managing these difficult symptoms. Because it stimulates the thyroid gland, yoga can balance your metabolism. Asanas: bridge, shoulderstand, Uttanpadasana. Pranayama: Inhale lower chin to chest, hold for a count of 3, as you exhale, open your mouth and lift you head back to a neutral position.

- Draw for anniversary prizes: Thursday, September 17th. Winners will be posted on the blog.

Welcome Back!

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