Finding Freedom

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

Finding Freedom

Finding Freedom.

Yoga postures combined with special breathing techniques help us connect with our joyful inner selves through the release of tension. We easily recognize the fact that we hold tension in our neck and shoulders because of the aches and pains that result. Oddly enough we are often unaware of the tension we hold in our rib cage.  This tension has a powerful effect on our breath which influences the way we function and even our emotions!  The rib cage becomes tight and rigid through stress and a lack of deep breathing. If this is not addressed then the breath becomes drastically minimized. Of course this brings on serious consequences over time. Learning Yogic breathing techniques will strengthen the intercostal muscles of the rib cage and return their elasticity – liberating the lungs. We talk so much about freedom in our society. I ask you, can you free yourself? Do you have the patience and determination to practice effective breathing.  This is truly one of the best gifts we can give ourselves. “Every act is an act of self-definition.” – Paramahansa Yogananda Love and Peace; Kimberly
Kimberly
Kimberly has enjoyed a consistent Yoga practice for 30 years and has been teaching Vinyasa style classes for 11. She began her journey with Sivananda teacher Sunil Komar while living overseas. Kimberly returned home to Utah in 2004 and certified with D’ana Baptiste of Centered City Yoga and Yoga Alliance at a 500 hour level. In addition to Yoga, Kimberly certified as a Reiki Master under the guidance of Dr. Carol Wilson, author of Healing Power Beyond Medicine. She studied Transcendental Meditation with Marc Stephens, Director of the Utah TM Center and considers meditation an essential tool for staying centered. Drawing from these great traditions, Kimberly currently practices and teaches a Vinyasa style class aptly named Energy Flow. This type of yoga practice is energizing and body friendly. It helps practitioners connect with their inner strength while supporting their physical and emotional well-being.

2 Comments

  1. So true! I often find my chest feeling tight and heavy due to anxiety and stress. Taking time to properly breath and consciously think about relaxing truly helps! I hope to do more of this and look forward to more of your tips relating to this!

  2. Busted! Although old wnough to know how to breath well ,… i dont. I needed this reminder to be aware. Such an easy way to increase happiness!

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