It's officially Spring! According to Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga or wisdom of living, it is time to lighten up our eating habits, eat more leafy greens, less dense heavy foods such as cheese, and enjoy more movements to spring out of winter. I've shared a vegan burger recipe that I tried here so that we can eat more vegetables and lighten the load on our digestion during this time. (Meat takes more energy to process and our agni or digestive fire at this time is not as strong as in winter). A special Thank You to Amy Yiu from Libra Nutrition for sharing this recipe here!! She is our amazing local dietitian and you can catch her in our Tuesday Yin/restorative classes too.
This picture was taken 14 days post unilateral mastectomy in 2019, my range of motion is still about the same, but the tightness decreased as I continue to move and rehydrate my connective tissues.
These connective tissues or fascia can take months or years to heal. It's more than a myofascial massage or mindful movements that will lead to healing. Toning the vagus nerves is detrimental to recovery.
The vagus or the 10th cranial nerves are the main nerves of the parasympathetic nervous system originating at the brainstem in the medulla oblongata. It travels down the sides of your neck, across the chest, and down through the abdomen. Some methods to tone or exercise these nerves are breath techniques to enhance heart rate variability, ball rolling techniques, gut health, laughter, and jaw/neck tension release.
Fascia, some have coined it the sixth sense. Our proprioception (awareness of body and movement in space) and interoception (sense of our internal state of our body and emotions) depend on its health and well being. It is my complete sensory organ that I call my super power. It guides us in aging gracefully and vitally. Sign me up for more superpower training!
I've moved the Sunday GCF Movement class to Thursday to facilitate more rest time. A more Yin/Yang Harmonized week. Monday to rest, Tuesday Yin or Restore, Wednesday rest day, Thursday GCF Movement, TGIF, Saturday Hatha, and Sunday for meandering in nature!
3 Classes/week April 6th-June 29th (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday)
Tuesday Yin/Restorative 6:00pm PT; Thursday GCF Gentle Core Functional Movement 6:00pm PT; Saturday Hatha 10:00am PT. All 30-min virtual classes. You keep the three video recordings to support your home practice. Tax included.
"I am in! Although I can't attend the live classes but I do really enjoy the recording videos and practice at my own time. Thanks!" Sida
"The classes have been fantastic and have served as a real mental oasis for me. Thanks!” Jacqueline
2 Classes/week April 6th-June 29th
Choose two of the following: Tuesday Yin/Restorative 6:00pm PT; Thursday GCF Gentle Core Functional Movement 6:00pm PT; Saturday Hatha 10:00am PT; All 30-min virtual classes.You keep the two video recordings to support your home practice.Tax included.
Tuesday Yin/Restorative 6:00pm PT; Thursday GCF Gentle Core Functional Movement 6:00pm PT; Saturday Hatha 10:00am PT; All 30-min virtual classes. You keep the three video recordings to support your home practice. Tax included.
“Carine’s yoga classes are medicine for both my body and my soul. Her classes have made navigating our current global pandemic so much easier, keeping me grounded and consistently providing moments of deep self care infused with her every day wisdom– like a mini oasis in the midst of chaos.” ~ Jessie Sutherland, Director of Intercultural Strategies
Richmond Arts Centre Classes are virtual in the Spring!