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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 5B Journey into health. Doing yoga can enhance a person's daily life I wanted her to come with me. She had health issues- arthritis with stiffness and pain. This chronic condition had plagued her for more than 10 yeards. I asked her what she thought of yoga. Did she know anything about it? She replied that, "it's where a bunch of 'yogi types' sit around with their legs crossed singing 'om.'" I mentioned that I felt the same at one point, but I have discovered more. In the past, I had similar stiffness.., and yoga gave me relief. Explaining further, "Yoga asanas are the physical poses that we assume. These poses, developed thousands of years ago, were taught in order to give people strength, flexibility and stamina to do a variety of activities -- one of which was meditation. Yoga can be much more than asana practice, but here in the West, it is used primarily for fitness. Taught correctly, in proper alignment, it not only increases flexibility but helps prevent injury. It also gives us an "internal massage," sending newly oxygenated blood to our inner organs -- liver, spleen, kidneys and intestines. With deep and proper breathing, the effect on the body is one of detoxification. Strength is also developed, especially through standing postures. Through lifting our own body weight in yoga postures, a safe and steady' strength is developed. When practicing other standing postures, balance is developed, especially important as we age. The breath is another important focus in yoga, allowing us to increase lung capacity, and again, purify Our blood. What is especially Convincing to westerners is Lhat the benefits of yoga have been systematically researched and studied. Benefits include better muscle tone, flexibility, more energy, strength, cardiovascular health, weight loss, lower cholesterol and blood pressure. It is often recommended as the ideal' practice for those with health issues who do not want a more vigorous form of exercise. Yoga comes in many styles -- from gym yoga workouts to gentle chair yoga for those with physical challenges. Locally, we have the range of power yoga at the fitness COMMUNITY GREEN PAMELA NOEL center to gentle yoga and restorative yoga at the Yoga and Wellness Center. Restorative yoga is practiced as supported postures on the floor, with bolsters, blocks and blankets. These various floor postures allow many of the same benefits of other forms of yoga, with the added benefit of diminished exertion and relaxation in this practice. Some classes are scheduled during the noon hour to allow a mid-day refreshing yoga break. Graeagle also hosts yoga classes at Trails Within. Jane Steidel, co-owner of Quincy Yoga and Wellness Center, will be teaching a free class titled, "What is Yoga? An Introduction for Beginners" on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the wellness center, 86 E. Main Street in the Safeway Shopping Center. This is a perfect chance for those curious about yoga and what it has to offer. People are encouraged to drop in and learn what yoga is... and is not. Steidel will talk about some of the roots of yoga as well as what you can expect when you come to a yoga class. There will be time to ask questions and an opportunity sign up for the upcoming four-week series in January and February: Intro to Yoga. This series is offered yearly at the center as a benefit for Plumas Community Radio and is open to anyone who would like to learn or review the basics of the physical practice of yoga. Classes will be held on a weekend morning (either Saturday or Sunday) for one and a half hours each, preparing everyone to attend regular yoga classes at the center or for home practice. Yoga enhances daily life. My friend, who has suffered from arthritis for 10 years, is now attending yoga classes three times a week. Making a wonderful difference in her life, she is now considering attending a teacher-training program, hoping to help others improve the quality of their lives. Where do I turn for hel Bullied? Harassed? At the End of Your Rope? The Plumas-Sierra Crisis Line at: 530-283-4333 ' 1-877-332-2754 for information & referrals. Text: Here2Help to 72727 A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center lJs I:)] ! ........................................................................................ ............. www. /Plumasne ws ine set to Joseph Gottas, a Marine veteran, in Vietnam in 1969. The United States Marine Corps will celebrate 240 years on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Photo submitted. The United States Marine Corps will celebrate 240 years on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and the Sierra Valley Lodge in Calpine, after a brief hiatus, will once again host the Marine Corps Birthday Bash. 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