Join us this Wednesday at 4pm for an Outdoor Yoga Class with Colie Belieu, founder of barenecessitieswellness.com. Bring your mats or towels for this 45 minute class (we’re letting you out 15 minutes early to take advantage of any market shopping). This is a class for all levels and everyone is invited, bring a friend! ♥ ♥ ♥
Bring your YOGA mats and please join us for an Outdoor Yoga class at the Park City Farmer’s Market this Wednesday. This week, Emily Podschweit of Yoga Kula Project will be teaching a free class for everyone at 2pm. Mark Your Calendars and Invite Your friends! ❤
Join Trudee from Yoga Kula Project today from 2:00-3:00 pm for OUTDOOR YOGA ☀️😃 Bring your mat and get your yoga on! Everyone welcome 🙏 🌟 Let’s have some fun! 👏
Attention all Park City Yoginis and Friends! We are offering a FREE YOGA Class next Wednesday, July 3rd at 2pm! Bring Your Yoga Mats, Trudee from Yoga Kula Project will be teaching an introductory class for all ages. The class is free for anyone to attend (donations welcome). See you there! ❤ ❤ ❤
Nasal Breathing (Pranayama) vs. Mouth Breathing; Moving from Stress & Anxiety to a State of Calm & Relaxation by Trudee Sanbonmatsu
At the beginning of every yoga class, I impress upon my students the importance of yogic breathing during practice. It is so important that the poses are secondary to yogic breathing; a student can consider their practice perfect, if all they do during class is yogic breathing, while adding few or no poses.
The ancient Indian system of yoga identified prana as the universal life force or energy which distinguishes the living from the dead. Start by finding a slow, deep, rhythmic breath, in through the nose and out through the nose. Then, find a ratio of inhale to exhale wherein the exhale is a little longer than the inhale; the exhale is as powerful at the end as it is in the beginning. On the initial inhale, soften the belly allowing the diaphragm to move downwards and fill up the lungs. On the exhale, drawn the navel in and up, expressing all the air out the lungs. These simple steps will: calm the mind, reduce worries and anxieties; improve focus and attention; increase energy, bringing enthusiasm and positivity; boost the immune system; rejuvenate the body and mind; and, may even slow down the aging process.
Take a moment now to become aware of your breath. Is it deep or shallow, smooth or choppy? Most of us breathe from the chest. Shallow breathing sends a signal to the brain that all is not well and we are stressed. Alternatively, breathing from the abdomen boosts respiration, ensures a rich supply of oxygen to the brain and signals that all is well. If you watch new born babies, you will see that their stomachs rise and fall as they breathe in and out. This type of breathing calms the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) our body’s fight, flight, freeze reaction and switches on the Parasympathetic Nervous System
(PNS) producing a feeling of calm and relaxation.
If we breathe a lower volume of air by breathing in a slow controlled fashion through the nose, we increase the amount of carbon dioxide, and can deliver more oxygen to our muscles and organs including the heart and brain. Breathing in and out more air than necessary results in hypocapnia, a state of reduced carbon dioxide in the blood. You inhale and exhale too much when breathing in and out the mouth. This reduces oxygen to the brain and body tissues. Nasal breathing increases the levels of nitric oxide. A key signaling molecule used throughout the body. It regulates air flow and helps prevent
More professional athletes are now using the ancient wisdom of pranayama breathwork to excel at their sport. Ultra-marathoner Scott Jurek, seven-time consecutive winner of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, states that slowing down his breath rate and breathing from his belly through his nose, is essential to his athletic success.
Pay attention to your breath. Breathing in and out of the mouth signals the nervous system that something is wrong. Mouth breathing means difficult breathing and this, in turn, means deficient oxygenation of the tissues with the result of lowered vital organ and brain activity. To move from the SNS into the PNS, find an everyday situation and train your brain to start automatically breathing yogic breath. One suggestion is when driving, each time you come to a stop light, soften your belly and inhale then exhale slowly always through the nose. Over time you will naturally begin to exist in a state of calm and relaxation, instead of in a state of constant stress and anxiety.
Thank You to Trudee Sanbonmatsu, Park City’s Best Yoga Instructor 2015 & 2016 for taking the time to prepare this article. If you feel it’s time to benefit from Yoga -try a class with Trudee, check out her studio website, Yoga Kula Project for classes and times. Namaste! 💚🙏🕉🌸
Typical in a winter mountain ski town, the ‘colds’ and ‘sniffles’ tend to linger. We stay up late nights on Main St. for last call, followed by early morning wake ups for ‘first chair’. This process when repeated, with not-so-healthy food added to the equation/ lack of proper nutrients, brings a toll to our system. Our immune systems become weak, inner terrain acidic, and thus more susceptible to colds and flu viruses. Therefore, it is important to try to make up for some of the negative things we do to our bodies with good things we can do.
Raw fruit and vegetable ‘juicing’ is one of those important things we can do, especially in our ski town winter environment -where we may not see a lot of fruits and veggies during the winter. Juicing allows you to intake the nutrients of large amounts of vegetables and fruits that we may normally not take the time to take with our busy schedules. For example, when was the last time you ate a dozen carrots in one sitting? With juicing you can intake that amount of nutrients in easy to finish delicious drink.
Juicing does, however, take out the ‘fiber’ in this process which gives you a concentrate of nutrients, versus blending fruits and veggies which retain fiber in the drink. There is nothing wrong with blending vs. juicing, however, the level of nutrients in a blended drink will not be as high. Fiber is important for your body, so if you juice a lot -make sure to keep that in mind. For more info on juicing here’s a link with the benefits described in further detail.
In Park City, you have a few options for getting your RAW juice intake. You can purchase local veggies and fruits from the Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays beginning in June. A home juicer can be purchased anywhere from the $80-250 price range. There are a few local places that offer raw juice in Park City. You can go to Fairweather’s and knock out some grocery shopping in the p
rocess. Booster juice also offers wheatgrass shots and other fruit smoothie drinks. And finally, there is a new company called
Garden that will deliver RAW juice to your Park City home or business! If you’re a Parkite and haven’t tried juicing yet, we hope you try it soon!
Got boysenberries? Head down to the Park City Farmer’s Market TODAY from noon till 6pm at The Canyons Resort for best selection of Utah’s finest grown foods. We offer the very best organic, no spray, NON GMO food you can find in this wonderful State!