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Good Space Yoga
with Kathy Ornish

 Spring/Summer 2011

Currently, I am teaching a Beginning Meditation class, which I teach about once a year. Meditation is really the foundation of a yoga practice - the postures and breathing prepare us for the practice of seated meditation. With regular meditation, we reduce stress, cultivate a clear and calm mind, and begin to have the ability to see ourselves and the world around us more clearly. Meditation is a very simple practice, yet a challenging practice to commit ourselves to; however, it's well worth the effort!  Here's a simple practice that might get you started:

-Find a comfortable seated position
either on the floor or in a chair and make sure the spine is long, .
-Make sure you are comfortable and let the body become still.
-Relax your body and face.
-Begin to notice the flow of the natural breath moving in and out.
-Try not to control the breath, but make sure it doesn't become too shallow.
-Notice the touch of breath in the nostrils (the warm of the exhale and the cool of the inhale).
-Have a sense that your mind's attention and the breath are a single stream flowing together.
-When you get distracted by body, outside sounds, sleep, or the mind's thoughts, bring your attention back to the breath.
-Try to both concentrate and let go into the present moment of each breath.

Yours, in service,



Class Information

May - June classes will begin soon -  May 10th!

May-June sessions are now posted at goodspaceyoga.com/classes-yoga.html
I hope to see you again soon!
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Home Practices

I've had so many requests for hip practices lately. Here's an all around nice, and relatively gentle practice, to stretch and strengthen both the hips and the low back. Let the gardening begin!
Gentle Hips and Low Back Practice

Therapeutic Yoga

Sign-up for a class session and get your first yoga therapy session for $40/hour (normally $70/hour).
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy adapts and applies Yoga techniques and practices to help individuals who are facing health challenges or want to expand their yoga practice.  It offers a personalized practice that empowers the individual to progress toward greater health by managing their condition, reducing symptoms, restoring balance, and facilitating healing on all levels of our being. My hope is to inspire and empower you toward greater clarity and healing.
Please see my Therapeutic Yoga page for more information.


By Lalla, translated by Coleman Barks
Playfully you hid from me.
                All day I looked.
Then I discovered
              I was you,
and the celebration
         of That began.

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