“Stress relief and flexibility are natural complements,” says instructor Ashley Turner. As you release mental pressure, you relieve tightness in your muscles and joints. And when you reduce stiffness in your body, it helps to reduce mental tension.
The flowing movements in this program stimulate circulation, remove lactic acid, and increase flexibility in the larger muscle groups: the shoulders, the hips, hamstrings and back. The focus on deep, conscious breathing, longer holds, and forward bends can encourage the body’s relaxation response, decrease blood pressure, and reduce the stress hormones of adrenaline and cortisol.
This DVD contains 2 rejuvenating yoga programs, filmed in a tranquil garden overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
- Stress Relief Sequence: Uses the breath, longer pose holds, and forward bends to encourage the body’s relaxation response. This calming sequence aims to dissolve anxiety, improve quality of sleep, reveal clarity of thought, and activate the anti-aging benefits that restorative yoga provides.
- Flexibility sequence: Uses flowing sequences of poses to enhance agility, alleviate pain, and cultivate a greater free range movement.
Ashley Turner is a premier yoga teachers in Los Angeles. Named in the “Who’s Who of power yoga” by yoga Journal, Ashley has been featured in other prestigious publications such as Health, Women’s Health, and Yogi Times magazines.
“Practice in the morning to start your day with openness, calmness and clarity…” – Ashley Turner