Thursday, January 16, 2014

Stress Relief

Looking for some stress relief? The Brentwood Library offers several programs to help you take a step away from your busy life and take some time for yourself.

Morning Yoga is offered on Mondays and Fridays at 10:00 am. The class teaches students the fundamentals of yoga postures and lays the foundation for an effective yoga practice. It focuses on improving flexibility and gaining clarity in the mind.

Restorative Yoga is offered Sundays at 3:00 pm. Beginning with slow, gentle movement, this class uses padded bolsters, blankets, blocks and chairs for a supportive environment to experience rest and relaxation in a wakeful state.

Tai Chi Qigong is offered Thursdays at 9:00 am. This is a beginners level class classthat concentrates on the very basics of Tai Chi and Qigong, with emphasis on form, focus, intention and changing weight safely. Students will learn warm up sequence, the crane and deer animal frolics and the first 6 movements of the sun style short form.

Tai Chi is offered Thursdays at 10:00 am. This class focuses on short form of Sun Style Tai Chi and Qigong. This low impact form of movement has been shown to promote relaxation, relieve tension and enhance the mind/body connection, while improving balance, coordination, posture, flexibility and muscle tone.

Guided Meditation is offered Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. This class offers a gentle guided meditation designed to help you hit the reset button on your nervous system and bring you a sense of peace and calm in one short hour.

Laughter-cise is offered Fridays at 11:15 am. This class teaches laughter exercises that can be practiced alone or in a group. Continuous short bursts of laughter produce profound physical, mental, and emotional benefits by forcing deep breathing, which increases oxygen delivery and lowers stress hormones. Research shows that one minute of continuous laughter is equal to ten minutes on a rowing machine!

All classes require registration and some are available for as little as $5 a class! For more information and to register check out our calendar of events or contact Robyn Zandi at x8510.