Participants will also learn about breathing exercises and guided-imagery relaxation techniques, which help relieve stress. It's all about straight posture and deep breathing, says Donovan. "Slouching pushes the chest down, compressing the lungs," she says. "If the lungs can't open fully with each inhalation, less oxygen enters the body. And less oxygen means less energy."
And Donovan stresses energy particularly positive energy. "Yoga's primary emphasis is on general well-being," she says. "My mother practiced yoga when I was 10 or so. I remember [her] twisted in all sorts of ways, and I would try to do what she was doing."
Tue., Jan. 24, 7 p.m.