The start of a new year offers a time to reflect on what is working for you and what is not; what thoughts and actions are leading you to your best self. The beginning of a new year opens the door to possibilities. My yoga practice deepens my life experiences and fosters a life lived intentionally. Yoga offers me the tools with which to look inside to discover who I am and my purpose in life. Many use yoga as a form of exercise to tone, stretch and strengthen their body. If this is what you are looking for, you will find it. Yoga can offer so much more as well. A consistent yoga practice can offer relief from physical and mental pain and lead one to potential inner happiness. Maybe you set New Years’ Resolutions every year and find that by the end of the first month you have forgotten about them or thrown in the towel, seeing the “resolutions” as unattainable. I invite you instead to open yourself to the possibilities of what this new year can bring you with small but meaningful changes by giving yoga a try. Yoga is not just for the flexible, (which actually, I’m not naturally flexible). If you can breathe, you can do yoga. Real Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis DVD was created to reach those with MS. However, anyone can benefit from the yoga practices on this DVD. We are offering free shipping and handling for the month of January 2014. Check out this sneak preview of our DVD.
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When I first started teaching yoga I really wanted to help people physically, mentally and spiritually. This has forever remained my daily intention. I feel so privileged to have been teaching yoga for 10 years to people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). They are like family to me. The students are so dedicated; most have been coming for years. I have witnessed the ways in which yoga impacts the MS clients. They often arrive at class with fatigue, pain and some depression. At the conclusion of our Yoga class they express how much better they feel and leave with a smile.
After a couple years of discussion and utilizing our combined knowledge, Chuck Burmeister, a fellow yoga teacher, and I have launched a new business and DVD.We paired up to create the “Real Yoga for MS” DVD with the purpose of providing my current MS students a tool for home practice as well as helping others with MS who have limited or no access to a yoga class. Chuck has reaped many benefits from a daily yoga practice for his MS. “Real Yoga for MS” is also suitable for those recovering from illness, injury or those looking for a gentler practice. The practices on the DVD consist of some of the poses (asanas) that have benefited my students the most. We’ve included a floor practice, some of which may be done in bed, a chair session, a care-giver section, as well as a more active practice. There are many added bonuses, resulting in an informative Yoga DVD. I see the “Real Yoga for MS” DVD far reaching as an extension of my intent of helping people.