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Book: Chair Yoga

Secret Journal Of A Yogi: Chair Yoga
CARING FOR YOUR BACK
by Adam Quang

Series of simple exercises to help you release stress in your body without exerting your body. These exercises are great for people who tend sit for long periods of time, office workers, construction workers, people with neck stiffness, and people with reduced mobility.

Studies Find Body Pain Correlates With Spiritual & Emotional Pain

Studies Find Body Pain Correlates With Spiritual & Emotional Pain

By Simple Organic Life| Life gets tough sometimes. You start to feel like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster after a bit. But did you know that those emotions can cause a decline in your physical health? Dr. Susan Babel, a psychologist that specializes in trauma-induced depression, wrote in Psychology Today, “Studies have shown that chronic pain might not only be caused by physical injury but also by stress and emotional issues.”

Many people are already familiar with the fact that emotional stress can lead to stomachaches, irritable bowel syndrome, and headaches, but might not know that it can also cause other physical complaints and even chronic pain. One logical reason for this: studies have found that the more anxious and stressed people are, the more tense and constricted their muscles are, over time causing the muscles to become fatigued and inefficient.

“More subtly, one might develop psychosomatic symptoms or stress-related symptoms because of unresolved emotional issues”

“Often, physical pain functions to warn a person that there is still emotional work to be done, and it can also be a sign of unresolved trauma in the nervous system” she continued. So what could the various pains you experience mean? Let’s go through it.

1) Pain in your head

Pain in your head, like headaches and migraines, can be triggered by the stresses of day to day life. Be sure to take time out of every day to relax. Do something that eases the tension.

2) Pain in your neck

Feeling a pain in your neck? You must have kids! Just kidding. Pain in your neck is an indication that you may be having trouble with forgiveness of others, or even yourself. If you’re feeling neck pain, consider the things you love about yourself and others. Consciously work toward forgiveness.

3) Pain in your shoulders

Pain in your shoulders may indicate that you’re carrying a real emotional burden. That’s where the saying “shouldering a problem” comes from. Focus in on some proactive problem solving and distributing some of that burden to other people in your life.

4) Pain in your upper back

If you’re feeling pain in your upper back, you’re probably coping with a lack of emotional support. You might be feeling unloved or you could even be holding your love back. If you’re single, it might be time to go for a date.

5) Pain in your lower back

Lower back pain might mean you’re worrying too much about money or you’re lacking in emotional support. It may be a good time to ask for an overdue raise or consider a financial planner to help you utilize money a little bit better.  Don’t be afraid to reach out to others for support.

6) Pain in your elbows

Pain in your elbows has a lot to do with resisting changes in your life. If your arms are feeling stiff, it may mean that you’re too stiff in your life. It may be time to think about making compromises and shaking things up a little bit. At the very least, go with the flow.

7) Pain in your hands

With your hands, you reach out to others and connect. If you’re feeling hand pain, it may mean that you’re not reaching out enough. Try making new friends. Have lunch with an associate. Make a connection.

8) Pain in your hips

If you’ve been afraid of moving, that may manifest as a pain in the hips. Sore hips could be a sign that you’re too resistant to changes and moves. It may also show a caution toward making decisions. If you’re thinking on some big ideas, it’s time to make a decision.

9) Pain in the knees

Knee pain can be a lot of different things, but it can be a sign of a big ego. You might think that you’re a little bit too awesome. Humble yourself. Spend some time volunteering. Make sure you remember that you’re mortal. You’re just human.

10) Pain in your calves

Calf pain is likely triggered by emotional tension of some kind. Stress may also be the culprit. Jealousy may be causing your sore calves too. It might be time to let go of something big.

11) Pain in the ankles

Pain in your ankles may be a sign that you’re depriving yourself of pleasure. It may mean it’s time to indulge a little bit more. Spice up your romantic life a bit.

12) Pain in your feet

When you’re depressed, you might feel some foot pain. Too much negativity can manifest in your feet not feeling so good. Look for the little joys in life. Find a new pet or a new hobby. Look for joy.

As she concluded in the article, “Although one might not be aware of the lingering effect of the trauma, or believe that the traumatic event has been put behind them, the body could be clinging to unresolved issues.”

The next time you feel some physical pain, try looking inside yourself to see what you are thinking, what you are holding on to, and what emotions you are suppressing.  Pain acts as a spiritual warning sign that there is some healing that needs to be done.

Sources: This article was originally featured on simpleorganiclife.org, and was used with permission from the author.

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Yoga At Work

Corporate Yoga – All level

Yogis of all levels and skill are welcome, including beginners.

“I’ve been going to Adam’s classes for a month now and I’m always impressed by his ability to easily guide a multi-level class, while encouraging everyone to find their own ‘edge’. Can’t wait for next week!” Janine Martins
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Photo by Max B. Telzerow
Photo by Max B. Telzerow

Classes are designed to build team spirit to promote productivity,
relax the body and mind, strengthen and tone core muscles, and improved morale of employees.

Click here for Yoga studies: How Yoga Changes Your Body

Photo by Max B. Telzerow

Benefit: 

  • Participants collaborate and connect with partner yoga. Perfect for team building.
  • Relieves neck & back tension.
  • Happier moods; boost blood levels of serotonin, dopamine and endorphins – three natural feel-good brain chemicals.
  • Help fight depression and anxiety disorders by increase amino acid GABA.
  • Open up creative possibilities and ways to balance work and life.

“University of Illinois Researchers found that following yoga practice the participants were better able to significantly improves working as it improves memory, speed, focus their mental resources, process information quickly and more accurately and also learn, hold and update pieces of information more effectively than after performing an aerobic exercise bout.” telegraph.co.uk

  • The yoga can be done on the floor or even on chairs if there isn’t a lot of available room.
  • The group can be as small as 5 people, where each participant can receive a lot of personal attention in adjustments and posture modifications.
  • Email us (info at aqubalance3 dot com) for more info and we will sent you a poster which will help to make it easier for you to talk to your colleagues and HR department.

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“what an AWESOME way to start the week! Thanks so much Adam. This was my first class, and I definitely would recommend this class to anyone- even those who are little shy to try! ” Amandine

“Excellent. Adam makes you feel very good about yourself, no matter what skill level you are at.” Laura McGrath
“Exactly what I had hoped it would be. Nice mix of challenging poses and quiet meditation.” Anna Walsh

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Yoga & Drug

Yoga & DrugPromote love and acceptant, a live video class connecting those affected by substance abuse with free access to yoga and meditation in the privacy of their own home. In collaboration with You Are Beautiful project at World Karma Project and Free To Be Fit.

 

Starting April.22.2015
Join Adam Quang every Wednesdays (7-8pm) via Skype (YogiSecret) or Google Plus.
– See below or click here or more info:  Free To Be Fit / FB page.

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POWER UP – Energy / Chair Yoga

Thank you for this share Adam. I just did the Power Up yoga exercise and feel more relaxed and open in my neck and shoulders. Thank you. Peace and love - Stella Watters - Student Comment
Thank you for this share Adam. I just did the Power Up yoga exercise and feel more relaxed and open in my neck and shoulders. Thank you. Peace and love – Stella Watters

Great way to energize the body. An intense neck and back opening, an easy movements anyone can do.

Benefits: stronger core muscles. and helps your digestive system. This exercise is from Adam Quang book “Secret Journal Of A Yogi‬: Chair Yoga
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TV Channel: Adam Quang

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Adam Quang TV channel

Think of this video blog as a mini-trip to satisfy your wanderlust for adventure and experimenting with new strange/exotic foods. Or perhaps it might instead strike you as more of a crash course in yoga, healing and self-love meditation. Either way, you will undoubtedly enjoy this kindness video diary concentration!

Each week video blog  Adam Quang will challenge him self to use yoga ancient art (originally designed for bodies that squatted and sat on cushions from 3300 BC – 1700 BC) by redesigning it to adapt to our chair-sitting/ high-heel wearing industrialized lifestyles of today, by deconstructing the mystique of the yoga pose and presenting it in simple movements and terminology.

The  goal is to make it accessible to everyone, including people with limited mobility (i.e. problems that are caused by sitting at the computer) and therefore, exercises are structured to reduce pain and discomfort, while focusing on prevention and healing.

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