The practice of Sun Salutations stimulates the metabolism and the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and reproductive systems. It provides an excellent cardiovascular workout, stretches every part of the body, lubricates and strengthens joints and muscles. This sequence takes your spine through almost every possible range of motion. When integrated with the breath (the pattern in which we inhale and exhale with each pose), it encourages deep and rhythmic breathing, increasing blood to the brain and bringing mental clarity.
“The practice of Sun Salutations symbolizes death and rebirth during this time and the ability to move forward and let go. It’s a time to set intentions for moving into the new year. What better time than the weekend of a full moon to top it off,” said Amy Olshanki, founder of Hands at Heart Yoga. “Following our practice will be a 108 mala bead chant,” she said. “Our mantra is Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha – asking to remove obstacles, evils, and struggles from our path.”
Hands at Heart will be selling raffle tickets (Venmo or cash) for a 50/50 drawing, giving away prizes donated by local businesses, and collecting donations for OLDSMAR CARES, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that provides rent/mortgage and utility assistance, a food pantry & a clothes closet – all at no cost – to families in need in the Oldsmar area.
The event cost is $5.Register for this event online at www.HandsAtHeartYoga.yoga