Tranquility Yoga is a yoga studio located in the Owasso/Collinsville area of Oklahoma. Jeanne K. Doss is a Personal Fitness Trainer and a 500 ERYT instructor who teaches a variety of classes for every type of body at every age. She loves teaching Kids' Yoga!
Jeanne also teaches Spin classes. We began our small studio in 2008. Our mission is to provide yoga for all ages, genders, sizes, and ability levels. If you can breathe, you can do yoga.
Real and Loved vs. Perfect and Admired
In our pursuit of being admired, we often just go after perfect...
perfection is only a mirage, but it is also the cause of much pain and suffering.
Don't Tell what is really going on; just pretend that everything is "fine."
Don't Tell that your someone abuses you, just try to stay away from her/him as often as possible because home is not always a safe place.
Don't Tell that you feel lonely and afraid or depressed; just smile because no one really wants to peel back the layer of pretense.
Don't Tell that you feel that skinny is good and fat is bad; you, therefore, must be bad.
Don't Tell that you struggle with thoughts of anger, sadness, anxiety, worry, dread, insecurity, or even death because someone else might see the "real" you and be glad it isn't their problem.
Don't Tell that you "feel" things or are too sensitive because we are all just showing up and off to make others think we are as good or better than others.
Don't Tell your weaknesses; even though you imagine that they are like a big red bull's eye - it is more convenient to be thought well of and spoken highly.
Just Don't Tell.
Until finally, the telling leaks out, your secrets are revealed, and you feel vulnerable and afraid. Shame and blame eat at your every thought, and you scold yourself in order to retreat back into the world of silence.
Just lie. Numbing the pain. Pretending again to be perfect in order to be admired. Be nice. Be appropriate. Be "fine."
But, what if someone else might be helped by your truth?
Many people struggle with pain in their lumbar spine. I gave classes back in December for arthritic pain. Here is an excerpt from a private training for arthritis in the lower back. I hope that it will be beneficial to all who struggle with this issue.
One key factor in preventing strain in the lumbar spine is to maintain its natural degree of curvature. Too much or too little with excessive lordosis or flat lower back can be a precondition for arthritis and poor movement patterns resulting in pain. Normal curvature is maintained by balancing the two actions of moving the top of the thighs back, which arches the lower spine, and then pulling the tailbone down. General tips for yoga include the following when dealing with arthritis and lower back discomfort: • In forward folding, remember to bend at the hips not at the waist. Bring the top of your sacrum forward. Tightness in the hamstrings may make this challenging, but soften the knees. • During twisting movements, stabilize the…
"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are." Joseph Campbell
Who am I? This is often a question that we ask ourselves in meditation. I can honestly say I am passionate about yoga. It makes such a difference in my own life, and I see it begin to change other people's lives as well. Meditation time along with the movement of the yoga asanas or postures have allowed me to look deep within myself to find the calm and tranquil state that I have always longed for in my life. Sometimes in our world the question is what do I do? I can say that I have been a human "do-er" for more years than I can count. Now, I am learning through yoga, to become a human "be-ing" instead.
Join us on August 4th, 2012, for an exciting time of movement and meditation in our mini-workshop held at Tranquility Yoga in Owasso from 1:30 - 3:30. The cost is $30.00, and the opportunity to change your life is amazing! More workshops are planned for September 29, October 13…
The core components of yoga involve poses, also called postures and breathing. Weight training involves lifting either free weights, such as dumbbells, weights on a machine or--just like in yoga---your own body weight. You can combine the virtues of both yoga's flowing postures and weight training's muscle-sculpting moves. "Do not feel like you need to exclude one or the other," note the founders of the My Yoga Online website.
I used to be against weight lifting and yoga due to the swinging effect of the weights and the isometric contraction hold of the pose. However, with osteoporosis and osteopenia on the rise, I see the shift in my thinking. Light hand weights with long holds and lifts metered to a slow tempo may just be the benefit we are looking for in yoga. Another great advantage to yoga is that we lift our own body weight.
So, the answer is yoga with light hand weights, "Yes!" But, the answer could also be, "Yoga lifting your body weight -- Y…