Next Meetup

Yoga in the Park
Here are some pics to help find the event. If you turn into Lowry Park from 7525 N. Boulevard where you see this sign in first picture, then you pass the ticket construction and drive until you reach the parking lot closest to park, then walk the paved path to the left, and it will be on the left hand side by the water. If you park at different location it is the opposite end from boat docks along the water. Feel free to call me if you need further help finding it:[masked] I will be guiding you through some easy yet effective yoga poses, intermittent exercise, core strengthening, stretching, moves to regulate blood pressure, brain brain wave yoga, and reflexology with some healing brain wave music. Following this is simple yet powerful Qiqong cleansing to send healing and vitality to yourself, your loved ones, and all of life. Following that a powerful meditation that I will be guiding with chakra cleansing and so much more leaving you feeling high on life (see on calendar and please rsvp to each one you plan on attending). What do you get out of these classes? • Increased flexibility and strength in mind, body, spirit and soul • Letting go of stress • Get filled with chi for increasing life force, vitality, and optimal wellness • Getting more in alignment in all aspects • Mini chakra cleansing beyond the basic 7 • Getting recharged • Reflexology • Synchronizing brain with super brain yoga • Guided Imagery • Feeling light, bliss, and peace And so much more! This is beautiful park by water with plenty of free parking. Call or text me if needed before it begins[masked]. Bring mat or towel for yoga. Why do Yoga? Here are some benefits of yoga listed below. Improves your flexibility Improved flexibility (http://www.yogajournal.com/category/poses/yoga-by-benefit/flexibility/) is one of the first and most obvious benefits of yoga. During your first class, you probably won’t be able to touch your toes, never mind do a backbend. But if you stick with it, you’ll notice a gradual loosening, and eventually, seemingly impossible poses will become possible. You’ll also probably notice that aches and pains start to disappear. That’s no coincidence. Tight hips can strain the knee joint due to improper alignment of the thigh and shinbones. Tight hamstrings (http://www.yogajournal.com/category/poses/anatomy/hamstrings/) can lead to a flattening of the lumbar spine, which can cause back pain. And inflexibility in muscles and connective tissue, such as fascia and ligaments, can cause poor posture. 2. Builds muscle strength Strong muscles do more than look good. They also protect us from conditions like arthritis and back pain (http://www.yogajournal.com/category/poses/yoga-by-benefit/back-pain/), and help prevent falls in elderly people. And when you build strength through yoga, you balance it with flexibility. If you just went to the gym and lifted weights, you might build strength at the expense of flexibility. 3. Perfects your posture 4. Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown Each time you practice yoga, you take your joints through their full range of motion. This can help prevent degenerative arthritis or mitigate disability by “squeezing and soaking” areas of cartilage that normally aren’t used. Joint cartilage is like a sponge; it receives fresh nutrients only when its fluid is squeezed out and a new supply can be soaked up. Without proper sustenance, neglected areas of cartilage can eventually wear out, exposing the underlying bone like worn-out brake pads. 5. Protects your spine 6. Betters your bone health Yoga’s ability to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol may help keep calcium in the bones. 7. Increases your blood flow Yoga gets your blood flowing. More specifically, the relaxation exercises you learn in yoga can help your circulation, especially in your hands and feet. Yoga also gets more oxygen to your cells, which function better as a result. Twisting poses are thought to wring out venous blood from internal organs and allow oxygenated blood to flow in once the twist is released. 8. Drains your lymphs and boosts immunity When you contract and stretch muscles, move organs around, and come in and out of yoga postures, you increase the drainage of lymph (a viscous fluid rich in immune cells). This helps the lymphatic system fight infection, destroy cancerous cells, and dispose of the toxic waste products of cellular functioning. 9. Ups your heart rate When you regularly get your heart rate into the aerobic range, you lower your risk of heart attack and can relieve depression (http://www.yogajournal.com/category/yoga-by-benefit/depression/). But even yoga exercises that don’t get your heart rate up that high can improve cardiovascular conditioning. Studies have found that yoga practice lowers the resting heart rate, increases endurance, and can improve your maximum uptake of oxygen during exercise—all reflections of improved aerobic conditioning. 10. Lowers high blood pressure 11. Maintains your nervous system 12. Releases tension in your limbs 13. Helps you sleep deeper Stimulation is good, but too much of it taxes the nervous system. Yoga can provide relief from the hustle and bustle of modern life. 14. Boosts your immune system functionality Asana and pranayama probably improve immune function, but, so far, meditation has the strongest scientific support in this area. It appears to have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the immune system, boosting it when needed (for example, raising antibody levels in response to a vaccine) and lowering it when needed (for instance, mitigating an inappropriately aggressive immune function in an autoimmune disease like psoriasis). 15 Gives your lungs room to breathe Yogis tend to take fewer breaths of greater volume, which is both calming and more efficient. 16. Prevents IBS and other digestive problems Ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation—all of these can be exacerbated by stress. So if you stress less, you’ll suffer less. Yoga, like any physical exercise, can ease constipation—and theoretically lower the risk of colon cancer—because moving the body facilitates more rapid transport of food and waste products through the bowels. And, although it has not been studied scientifically, yogis suspect that twisting poses (http://www.yogajournal.com/category/poses/types/twists/) may be beneficial in getting waste to move through the system. 17. Gives you peace of mind It slows down the mental loops of frustration, regret, anger, fear, and desire that can cause stress. And since stress is implicated in so many health problems—from migraines and insomnia to lupus, MS, eczema, high blood pressure, and heart attacks—if you learn to quiet your mind, you’ll be likely to live longer and healthier. 18. Increases your self-esteem Many of us suffer from chronic low self-esteem. If you handle this negatively—take drugs, overeat, work too hard, sleep around—you may pay the price in poorer health physically, mentally, and spiritually. If you take a positive approach and practice yoga, you’ll sense, initially in brief glimpses and later in more sustained views, that you’re worthwhile or, as yogic philosophy teaches, that you are a manifestation of the Divine. If you practice regularly with an intention of self-examination and betterment—not just as a substitute for an aerobics class—you can access a different side of yourself. You’ll experience feelings of gratitude, empathy, and forgiveness, as well as a sense that you’re part of something bigger. While better health is not the goal of spirituality (http://www.yogajournal.com/category/philosophy/yoga-off-the-mat-spirituality/), it’s often a by-product, as documented by repeated scientific studies. 19.. Eases your pain Yoga can ease your pain. According to several studies, asana, meditation, or a combination of the two, reduced pain in people with arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome (http://www.yogajournal.com/pose/category/yoga-by-benefit/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/), and other chronic conditions. When you relieve your pain, your mood improves, you’re more inclined to be active, and you don’t need as much medication. 20. Gives you inner strength You may find that without making a particular effort to change things, you start to eat better, exercise more, or finally quit smoking after years of failed attempts. 21. Connects you with guidance 22. Helps keep you drug free If your medicine cabinet looks like a pharmacy, maybe it’s time to try yoga. Studies of people with asthma, high blood pressure, Type II diabetes (formerly called adult-onset diabetes), and obsessive-compulsive disorder have shown that yoga helped them lower their dosage of medications and sometimes get off them entirely. The benefits of taking fewer drugs? You’ll spend less money, and you’re less likely to suffer side effects and risk dangerous drug interactions. 23. Builds awareness for transformation Yoga and meditation build awareness. And the more aware you are, the easier it is to break free of destructive emotions like anger. Studies suggest that chronic anger and hostility are as strongly linked to heart attacks as are smoking, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol. Yoga appears to reduce anger by increasing feelings of compassion and interconnection and by calming the nervous system and the mind. It also increases your ability to step back from the drama of your own life, to remain steady in the face of bad news or unsettling events. You can still react quickly when you need to—and there’s evidence that yoga speeds reaction time—but you can take that split second to choose a more thoughtful approach, reducing suffering for yourself and others. 24. Benefits your relationships 25. Guides your body’s healing in your mind’s eye If you contemplate an image in your mind’s eye, as you do in yoga nidra and other practices, you can effect change in your body. Several studies have found that guided imagery reduced postoperative pain, decreased the frequency of headaches, and improved the quality of life for people with cancer and HIV. I do by donation only to make available to all.Anything you can pay will help me cover meetup costs, my time for taking off work to do this, and to buy materials for meetups like music, signs, batteries for CD player, microphone, etc. I appreciate you and thank you in advance. However, there is no obligation to pay anything so please don't let limitation of money to get in the way of doing this healing for yourself and spreading to others. It is time to thrive.

Lowry Park

7525 North Blvd, Tampa, FL 33604 · Tampa, FL

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This group is for building a community of people who are eager in learning and sharing techniques about healing and transforming their lives. We will learn how to create the life of our dreams getting on the highest path we have chosen and co-creating a wonderful world to live in. We will have play dates with spoon bending and movies nights. I started this group because I was so low on life at one time that I set out to commit suicide and could not see the good in anything. I have since learned powerful tools on creating all I desire and I love to share and be around light minded people and opening to learning and sharing. I encourage people to share, network, and make friends. The more we know, the better we grow Thank you for becoming a co-creator with me

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