Outdoor Yoga in Park City ॐ

Thank you to all the yogis that have been coming out to do Yoga at the Farmer’s Market! This week, our class is from 2pm-3pm with Jean Marie Hackett. Please help us spread the word to our weekly Yoga classes, this is a class for all levels and everyone is invited! Mark Your calendars or JOIN and share the Facebook Event Page.

Mark Your Calendars for Outdoor Yoga ॐ

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! ❤

SOS Outreach | Youth Mentoring Outdoors

HERE AT SOS OUTREACH, WE DO ONE THING: HELP KIDS GEAR UP FOR LIFE. 🙂

SOS uses a proven 9-year progressive curriculum that combines the transformative power of mentorship and outdoor adventure activities like skiing and snowboarding to support kids as they discover their enthusiasm for life and learn the skills that they need to live it to the fullest and carve their own path. Steeped in the 6 core values of courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom, compassion, and humility, our mission is to change young lives, building character and leadership in underserved kids through mentoring outdoors. SOS is supported locally by Park City Mountain Resort, Epic Promise, and the Solomon Fund. If you’d like to get involved with our Park City programs, check out our website at www.sosoutreach.org or email the Utah Program Manager at ocoble@sosoutreach.org.

Join Us for YOGA at the Farmer’s Market!

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! ❤ ❤ ❤

Check out our sponsor Park City Medesthetix

Hey Parkites, here’s a little info from one of our sponsors this year.  🙂

Park City Medesthetix is a one-stop shop for all things beauty and aesthetics! We truly care about our patients, their outcomes, and making sure we do everything we can to make sure they look and feel their best! In addition to advising proper skin care products and providing options for rebuilding and maintaining healthy skin by using one of our favorite treatments –the Hydrafacial- we offer skin tightening and lifting treatments, including the Vampire Facial, and Facelift, Ultherapy and PDO Threadlifts, as well as fillers and neurotoxin injections.

In addition, Park City Med can help erase dark spots, veins and excess hair with our laser therapies. Dr. Singer is very passionate about, and specializes in optimizing sexual health and offers the very popular O-Shot and Viveve treatments for vaginal rejuvenation, as well as the P-Shot for men! Please give us a call or text at 435-659-8830 or go to www.parkcitymed.com for more information. Consultations are free and advised before most treatments. We look forward to treating you!

Park City Farmer’s Market 2019 Season

Hello Parkites! We hope you’re enjoying all the snow we’re getting. For those of you wondering about the 2019 season applications, they should be available on our website soon -please check back at the beginning of March. Thank You & we look forward to another great Park City Farmer’s Market season! ❤

Nasal Breathing (Pranayama) vs. Mouth Breathing

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
over-breathing.

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! 💚🙏🕉🌸