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Monica
12:05 pm

ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT!

There's only two days left to purchase the March Promotion of a 15 CLASS PASS for $150! There is no limit to how many you can purchase and no expiration date. You can purchase online or at the studio until March 31st.

MARCH PROMOTION
15 CLASS PASS
FOR ONLY $150

Purchase Now!

We look forward to seeing you on your mat!
Heat Yoga Studios

Monica
10:39 pm

Karma Yoga Benefit - "Small Tick, Big Problem" on 4/11 at Maple Grove Studio

Karma Yoga Benefit - "Small Tick, Big Problem"

Saturday, April 11th 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM at Heat Yoga in Maple Grove!

Event hosted by the partnership of Heat Yoga and Power of Two. Join us for a free one-hour group yoga practice (non-heated), all levels welcome. Voluntary donation up to $20 per person; ALL proceeds go to Randi Deal Einzig Fund. Randi has been fighting Lyme Disease for over 13 years. She has seen over 50 doctors, currently takes 50 pills per day along with daily IV treatments, and has accrued $180,000 in medical bills. At one point this former high school and collegiate gymnast spent 3-months in a wheel chair. As a mother of 3 young children and a working Clinical Therapist, Randi struggles daily to manage her pain and exhaustion. She needs our yogi support and energy to continue making progress with her treatment plan. Her goal is to be well enough to dedicate her practice to counseling other Lyme patients. Come help with yoga postures and connect with your yoga community through a random act of kindness.

Here is the link to read about Randi’s journey: http://www.hudsonstarobserver.com/news/region/3686066-small-tick-big-problem-hhs-grad Sign up now!

Please email Sarah Bazakos, RN, BSN, RYT-200 and founder of Power of Two at mypoweroftwo@yahoo.com with questions.

Monica
9:51 am

ONLY ONE MORE WEEK!

There's only one more week left to purchase the March Promotion of a 15 CLASS PASS for $150! There is no limit to how many you can purchase and no expiration date. You can purchase online or at the studio until March 31st. 

MARCH PROMOTION
15 CLASS PASS
FOR ONLY $150
We look forward to seeing you on your mat!
Heat Yoga Studios


Monica
8:31 pm

Can Backbends help ease anxiety?

Supported backbends across the board open chest and increase the size of your breath. However, active backbends can be very exhilarating, and that can increase anxiety. In this supported variation, the chest area is able to expand without any of the effort needed for an active backbend, leading to relaxation.

While sitting, place a medium-height block behind you vertically beneath where your shoulder blades will lay and place another block behind that one vertically to use as a pillow for your head. (Use lower blocks if this height doesn’t feel great on your back.) Allow your body to gently rest on blocks, adjusting placement until you are comfortable, with arms resting on either side. Stay here for 5 deep breaths.

Try this pose and let us know how you feel after.

We look forward to seeing you on your mat! Heat Yoga Studios

Monica
2:49 pm

8 Yoga Poses to Help you Sleep

Doing certain yoga poses is a great way to help you unwind before going to sleep at night. 

1) Child's Pose - place a block under your forehead for added support. Gently stretches the hips, thighs and ankles. Calms the brain and relieves stress and fatigue. 

2) Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) - place a block under your forehead for support. This pose stretches the back of your body - especially the hamstrings.

3) Triangle (Trikonasana) - Doing this pose against the wall will help support and allow you to hold the pose longer. This pose creates blood flow and space in the spine. 

4) Wide-Legged Forward Fold - Place head on block for added support. This pose calms the body and nervous system. It can also relieve tension headaches and backaches. 

5) Low-Lunge - opens the front body. 

6) Supine Bound Ankle Pose - opens upper back, chest and shoulders. 

7) Legs up the Wall Pose - tones and settles the nervous system while reducing gravitational pressure on the heart and the legs

8) Savasana - encourages the relaxation response, which is characterized by quieter, deeper breathing; increased cellular oxygen consumption


We look forward to seeing you on your mat! Heat Yoga Studios


Monica
8:00 am

Motivational Monday

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We look forward to seeing you on your mat! Heat Yoga Studios

Monica
8:00 am

April Workshops

Have you ever noticed the blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters in our yoga rooms and wondered what they are for? Join Kristin Cromie on Saturday, April 11th from 1-3 pm at our Maple Grove Studio to learn more about props and how they can help your practice. 

Props are designed to enhance your practice, ensure safe alignment, and bring postures to you in a way you've never imagined! Wanna try?

What: Prop Up Your Practice
When: Saturday, April 11th at 1-3 pm
Where: Maple Grove Studio
How Much: $40/each

Sign up now!

Make sure to check back to our workshop page because we are adding even more workshops to help enhance your practice! 

We look forward to seeing you on your mat! 
Heat Yoga Studios

Monica
8:00 am

120 Reason to get back to your mat......

There are over 120 classes per week between our Maple Grove and Blaine Studios. Everything from Restorative and Gentle Flow if you are looking to restore the body to Intermediate, Power Vinyasa Flow, Broga, Sculpt and Rocket if you are looking for a challenge to your practice. There's also our regular series of Heat A, Heat B and Heat C. That's 120 Reason to get back to your mat. Sign up now!



Monica
8:00 am

Office Yoga

Do you get stiff after sitting in your desk all day? Following are some yoga exercises that you can practice during your work day to make you more productive, help you feel better and improve your day!  

Dynamic Arm Raises
Dynamic Arm Raises challenge you to coordinate your movements with your breath, improving circulation in your upper body—and refreshing your body and mind.

 
Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
Mountain Pose trains your muscles to support a more proper, pain-free posture at your desk—and everywhere else.

 
Standing Crescent
This side-bending pose opens your chest and ribcage so that your breath can deepen and begin to calm the nervous system. It also improves your posture.


Eagle Arms
Eagle Arms improves your upper back posture and dissolves tension at the base of your neck and shoulders.


Neck & Shoulder Release
If you've been slouching at your desk, this pose can improve alignment in your upper arms, shoulders, and head—softening neck tension and gently opening the shoulders.

 
Standing Thigh Stretch
This pose stretches the front hip and leg muscles, which can get tight from sitting all day and create pain and tension in the low back.


Standing Leg Stretch
Sitting for long periods causes the blood to stagnate in the pelvis and legs. This stretch opens the hips, hamstrings, and calves, increasing circulation from the pelvis to the feet.


Chair Warrior
Chair Warrior stretches tight hips and leg muscles—and ignites a sense of inner strength and power, no matter how busy your workday is!


Happy Hips Pose
When you're seated for long periods, the outer hip and buttocks can tighten. This stretch releases the hip rotators.

 
Seated Forward Bend
This gentle inversion stretches the long muscles of the spine and refreshes the nervous system by encouraging blood flow to the head, neck, and shoulders.

 
Finger Roll & Forearm Stretch
Typing for hours (and years!) can create tension in the forearms, wrists, and fingers. Try this simple, stress-relieving pose.


Jaw & Neck Release
This gentle stretch softens tension in your neck and jaw.

We look forward to seeing you on your mat!  

Monica
8:00 am

Practice Mindful Meditation

What is meditation? Do you meditate?
 
Yoga meditation is not actually a separate aspect of yoga, because yoga is meditation. Yoga meditation is the art and science of systematically observing, accepting, understanding, and training each of the levels of our being, such that we may coordinate and integrate those aspects of ourselves, and dwell in the direct experience of the center of consciousness. If you are just beginning to practice meditation, mindful meditation is a great exercise to get you started. Sit in a comfortable seated position and give it a try. 

The practice of mindfulness meditation uses the breath as a reference point for resting in the present moment. When you notice that you have gotten caught up in a thought, simply recognize that and gently return your attention to the movement of the breath. This will happen again and again. Mindfulness meditation is not a practice of getting rid of thoughts, but of noticing them, recognizing their impermanent nature, letting them go, and coming home to your breath.

We look forward to seeing you on your mat! 

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