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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 5B !Journey into health. yoga can enhance ! a person's daily life i I ' I wantecl her to come with ~~ , me. She had health issues -- arthritis with stiffness and pain. This chronic condition I * had plagued her for more : than 10 years. I asked her what she COMMUNITY GREEN i thought of yoga. Did she i know anything about it? She ! i replied that, "it's where a , bunch of'yogi types' sit f around with their legs i i crossed singing 'om.'" I mentioned that I felt the same i at one point, but I have i discovered more. In the past, I had similar stiffness.., and yoga gave me relief. Explaining further, "Yoga asanas are the physical poses that we assume. These poses, developed thousands of years ago, were taught in order to give people strength, flexibility and stamina to do a variety of activities -- one of which was meditation. Yoga can be much more than asana practice, but here in the West, it is used primarily for fitness. Taught correctly, in proper alignment, it not only increases flexibility but helps i prevent injury. t It also gives Us an "internal lI massage," sending newly I oxygenated blood to our ' inner organs -- liver, spleen, kidneys and intest es. With I deep and proper breathing, , the effect on the body is one ', of detoxification. PAMELA NOEL center to gentle yoga and restorative yoga at the Yoga and Wellness Center. Restorative yoga is practiced as supported postures on the floor, with bolsters, blocks and blankets. These various floor postures allow many of the same benefits of other forms of yoga, with the added benefit of diminished exertion and relaxation in this practice. Some classes are scheduled during the noon hour to allow a mid-day refreshing yoga break. Graeagle also hosts yoga classes at Trails Within. Jane Steidel, co-owner of Quincy Yoga and Wellness Center, will be teaching a free class titled, ,'What is Yoga? An Introduction for Beginners" on Saturday, Nov. 21; from 10 to 11 a.m. at the wellness center, 86 E. Main Street in the Safeway Shopping Center. This is a perfect chance for those curious about yoga and what it has to offer. People are encouraged to drop in '~ Strength is also developed, and learn what yoga is... and especially through standing is not. c postures. Through lifting our Steidel will talk about some I own body weight in yoga of the roots of yoga as well as what you can expect when you come to a yoga class. There will be time to ask questions and an opportunity sign up for the upcoming four-week series in January and February: Intro to Yoga. This series is offered yearly at the center as a benefit for Plumas Community Radio and is open to anyone who would like to learn or review the basics of the physical practice of yoga. Classes will be hel~l ona weekend morning (either Saturday or Sunday) for one and a half hours each, preparing everyone to attend regular yoga classes at the center or for home practice. Yoga enhances daily life. My friend, who has suffered from arthritis for 10 years, is now attending yoga classes three times a week. Making a wonderful difference in her life, she is now considering attending a teacher-training program, hoping to help others improve the quality of their lives. i postures, a safe and steady strength is developed. When practicing other standing postures, balance is developed, especially important as we age. The breath is another important focus in yoga, allowing us to increase lung capacity, and again, purify our blood. What is especially convlncmg to westerners is that the benefits of yoga have been systematically researched &nd studied. Benefits include better muscle tone, flexibility, more energy, strength, cardiovascular health, weight loss, lower cholesterol I and blood pressure. Itis often recommended as the ideal practice for those with health issues who do not want a more vigorous form of exercise. Yoga comes in many styles -- from gym yoga workouts to gentle chair yoga for those i with physical challenges. Locally, we have the range of power yoga at the fitness Where do I turn for hel • Bullied? • Harassed? • At the End of Your Rope? The Plumas-Sierra Crisis Line at: 530-283-4333 1-877-332-2754 for information & referrals. Text Here2Help to 72727 A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center www. facebook, com/Plumasnews Joseph Gottas, a Marine veteran, United States Marine Corps will Tuesday, Nov. 10. Photo submitted. in Vietnam in 1969. 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Weddings, family events, business meetings, company parties, Family Style Ranch Meals Group Rates Reservations 1-800.33-HOWDY (530)283-0930 • 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Rd. • Quincy ne set to M cel The United States Marine Corps will celebrate 240 years on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and the Sierra Valley Lodge in Calpine, after a b~ief hiatus, will once again host the Marine Corps Birthday Bash. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and all Marines and their guests are welcome. The cost is $30 for a three-course meal, a choice of chicken, fish or prime rib, music and no host bar. Sponsorships are available. The birthday celebration • will also include the traditional U.S.M.C. birthday ceremonies with introductions, a message from the commodore and the cutting of the cake by the oldest and youngest Marines present. To RSVP or for more information, call 249-2726, 775-843-6858 or email m. The event is sponsored in part by "Hero's of America"• and Gottas Productions. Come in and see our unique selections of glassware, fashion accessories and home decor accents. We carry a wide variety of greeting cards & children's educational toys "Year Round Christmas Shop" Fall & Winter Women's Apparel hats • scarves • skirts blouses • coats sweatshirts • jewel hair accessories Santa's Coming to Town .11/27 lOt spot treats/ Call today to schedule your Sundae Party! • No party is too small • Gifts for every age and occasion • For children - educational and fun toys ° Gift Certificates - Complimentary gift wrapping Open Mon-Sat lOam-5pm • Sun l lam-3pm 220 Main St., Chester i