Yoga as Bodywork

Tuesday, January 24th at 7pm (free)

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a type of manual therapy in which a practitioner holds sustained pressure on restricted areas to lengthen the muscles and connective tissues. It results in decreased pain, increased range of motion, and increased circulation. As it turns out, holding certain yoga postures can accomplish the same goals! Learn how yoga can be a good form of self-care for your chronic aches and pains. In this workshop we will focus on some of the most common yoga poses, breaking them down into their component parts to review correct alignment and make them work safely for your individual body structure. Please bring a yoga mat and clothes you can move freely in. Please RSVP to ______________________________________________________________________________________

Preventing and Managing Knee Pain in Runners

Tuesday, January 31st at 7pm (free) Do you get pain in one or both knees when you run? Sometimes your pain is a direct result of a knee problem, other times it is only symptom of a problem somewhere else in your body. The knowledge you can gain by attending this class will help you answer the following questions: * What are some of the most common injuries seen in runners? * How do those injuries occur? * Why am I susceptible to certain injuries? * Why will a problem with my foot or my hip give me knee pain? * What can I do to prevent knee pain? * If I do have knee pain, what can I do about it? Please RSVP to ______________________________________________________________________________________

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm (free) Do you experience pain, tingling, or numbness in your hands after working at the computer for long periods of time? Do you have a friend or family member who has told you they have carpal tunnel syndrome. This lecture will help you gain a better understanding of carpal tunnel syndrome and related overuse injuries. What most people think of when they hear “carpal tunnel” isn’t necessarily a problem with the wrist. The following topics will be addressed: * What is carpal tunnel syndrome? * Other injuries that can mimic the symptoms of carpal tunnel. * How to tell if you have true carpal tunnel syndrome. * How you can prevent carpal tunnel and other injuries. * Why surgery isn’t always the most appropriate treatment. * What to do if you start feeling the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Please RSVP to ______________________________________________________________________________________

Nutrition for Peak Performance

Tuesday, February 21th at 7pm (free) You can have the perfect biomechanics, optimal skeletal alignment, and the strongest muscles in the world, but if you are not taking in the right fuel, you’re leaving your body prone to fatigue (which is one of the most common causes of soft tissue injuries.) Attend this lecture to learn what foods to eat and which foods to avoid. We’ll discuss the role of protein, fats, and carbohydrates in the diet, and we’ll talk about optimal timing for consuming each of them. We’ll offer suggestions for preparing quick, healthful snacks that you can throw in your bag at the beginning of a busy day, and you may even leave with a few new delicious recipes to try! Please RSVP to ______________________________________________________________________________________

Self Care for Yoga Practitioners

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