Gratitude yoga workshop in Edwards Sunday |

Gratitude yoga workshop in Edwards Sunday

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Robin Nash

EDWARDS, Colorado – The Sanctuary at Finis Boni is wrapping up a month long celebration of Thanksgiving Sunday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. with a gratitude yoga workshop.

In recent years science has developed the tools to prove the physical benefits of a practice of gratitude. A practice of gratitude is good for both your mind and your body.

“The Institute of Heartmath has done substantial research showing that spending only five minutes a day in appreciation lowers the blood pressure and stress hormones in the body, boosts the immune system and elevates serotonin levels for up to 10 hours,” said Julia Clarke, who taught the first workshop of the series.

Sunday’s workshop, titled “Get Hip to Your Heart,” is an all-levels practice that will open the physical body and invite participants to contemplate gratitude and all they have to be thankful for. Local yogi and artist Robin Nash will lead the workshop.

“We live in a very active area, where many of our activities cause our bodies to be very strong and tight,” Nash said. “This practice will create openings and relieve stiffness, it is so much easier to practice gratitude and feel thankful when your body is free from pain.”

The workshop will include hip and shoulder opening, breathing exercises and end with a few restorative poses. Ending with restorative will allow workshop participants to be fully relaxed at the end of the practice.

The cost for the workshop is $30. Call 970-390-6813 to learn more.

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