Another View Magazine Orillia Winter 2014 - Page 12

Yoga Enter the Flow of Life with The wind and I could come by and carry you the last part of your By Rosanna Shillolo journey if you become light Improved flexibility, balance, improved muscle tone and overall strength are certainly some physical perks of yoga. enough... by just letting go of a few Since opening my practice I’ve had the honour of conmore things you are people. I suppose each necting with so many wonderful clinging to... interaction is mutually beneficial; I guide students to live a more fulfilled life through yoga and wellness and my that still believe in gravity. students inspire me to continue doing what I love. When someone inexperienced comes to my studio, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to broaden his or her horizons both physically and mentally. Those who arrive to class looking tired or stressed leave with a renewed vitality, noticeable by their softer, more youthful and relaxed appearance. This transformation of energy is a result of physical movement (postures or asanas), stress-free atmosphere, Inside this issue: and a meditative state, with a focus on deep breathing to achieve relaxation. Recently I have become certified to teach Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board Yoga which has the added benefit of allowing yogi’s to connect with nature for an especially peaceful experience. Improved flexibility, balance, improved muscle tone and overall strength are certainly some physical perks of yoga, but nothing quite beats the feeling you have after a class; zen! Yoga would benefit everyone. It helps us to live in the present, be calm and go with the flow of life with grace. Most of us need to slow down, disconnect from the various technological distractions of our modern world, and tune in to ourselves - body, mind and spirit. For those who struggle with scheduling the time to visit a studio, I have recently made a high quality instructional yoga DVD that is available for purchase online, at Sunrise Yoga Studio or the local Best Western’s Mariposa Inn. Remember to breathe deeply, think positively and live your best life! ■ Rosanna Shillolo, B.A. Certified Yoga Instructor Personal Trainer & Nutritional Counsellor, SUP Instructor/Yogini Sunrise Yoga Studio www.sunriseyogastudio.ca 705-330-1810 12