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dog days of summer cooling tips

Posted on August 17th, 2018


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Given the speed and intensity with which climate change is moving, I’ve been getting increasingly involved in climate action and ways to create a more sustainable lifestyle. Those of you who are on Facebook, may have seen my recent posts about my plastic free journey which has intensified in the past month. Challenging and eye opening, this plastic free journey has awakened my mind to innovation, visioning, and community in ways that I had not anticipated. I feel very inspired and hopeful that we can shift this! One step at a time!

One of the environmental organizations that I have been working with is 350 Brrooklyn. At our last monthly meeting, we were asked to share with each other ways that we were keeping cool this Summer without relying air conditioning which uses an excess of energy. As I turned to the people sitting next to me, I first I felt like I didn’t have anything to offer, but then I realized that I have a plethora of cooling techniques from my Ayurveda and yoga knowledge. I proceeded to show them Sitali pranayama, a simple breathing practice that cools your body and mind. It is incredible for the Summer when our Pitta Dosha, the fire element, goes out of balance. In our increasingly heated world, Sitali Pranayama is a great practice to know, as you can do it anywhere, at anytime, and it works immediately. My new friends at the 350 Brooklyn meeting loved it! We were then asked to share our tips with the whole group. So I taught the whole group sitali pranayama and they loved it to! By the looks on their faces, I’m sure it was the first time they had ever tried something like this at their meetings, and there was alot of laughter as everyone tried curling their tongues and sipping the air in. But they were amazed at how cool their tongues felt after just a few breaths and how that cool feeling spread through their bodies.

How To Practice Sitali

  • Sit in a comfortable position with the head, neck, and spine in alignment.
  • Close your eyes, breathe into the low belly (diaphramatic breathing) to relax
  • Curl your tongue and put it out of your mouth.
  • Inhale through the tongue and into the mouth. It feels a bit like you are sipping through a straw – a stainless steel straw, of course!
  • Draw the tongue back into your mouth, close your mouth and exhale through the nostrils.
  • Repeat 10 times

 

Keep it cool!

Leigh

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Sound Healing

Posted on August 2nd, 2018


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Give yourself the gift of relaxation! Cleanse your energy channels and rejuvenate your being with a delicious combination of Thai Massage and sound healing! Receive a relaxing and energizing Thai massage combining acupressure points with passive yoga stretches, muscle compression, and joint mobilization. Add sound healing to this and you’re in for an absolutely divine experience! Awaken your acupresure points through healing touch and the vibrational resonance of the OM tuning fork. Release toxins and stress through this deeply restorative and nourishing massage and sound healing session!

Sign up right now for this extraordinary nourishing and rejuvenating healing experience. You will be floating in a sea of blissful sound in no time at all!

Single Sound Healing Session (90 min) – $115

Two Sound Healing Sessions (each session 90 min) – $180

Payment options

Chase Quickpay or paypal – with e-mail leitzu@earthlink.net, cash or check

Sessions located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

contact leigh@leighevansyoga to book your session today!

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