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September 2015

Studies Note Yoga Benefits for Cancer Patients

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yoga benefits for cancer patients breast cancer awareness hot yogaThe world turns pink around this time of year, signaling renewed focus on breast health and breast cancer awareness.

Pink ribbons, pink hair, even pink football gear worn during NFL games serve as a subtle reminder that annual preventive care screenings, early detection and treatment are the best defense against breast cancer.

But many in the yoga community would add something else to that wellness regimen: their yoga practice.

Whether they’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer or were undergoing treatment, so many women at studios across the country credit their hot yoga practice for helping them manage their anxiety, regain their physical strength, and heal their bodies and their spirit.

Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile owner Lucille Moran was just recently diagnosed with breast cancer and already she can feel the positive benefits of her yoga practice.

“In sorting out a plan for health, I have learned that breast cancer has very high rate of cure,” she wrote in a client newsletter. “Every year there are more breakthroughs in therapies, and women and men are gaining more options.

“I’m lucky because the tumor was caught early, is isolated in one location and is very slow growing,” she continued. “I am convinced that our yoga has kept my body as healthy as it could be.”

Some physicians are even starting to recognize yoga’s therapeutic benefits for cancer patients.

In 2008, Dr. Timothy McCall, a physician specializing in internal medicine and the medical editor for Yoga Journal magazine, detailed some of these yoga benefits for cancer patients in the medical journal Oncology.

Among them, reduced anxiety, longer and more restful sleep, better mood and lower levels of fatigue.

McCall praised yoga as being part of a cancer treatment regimen for its adaptability based on a student’s diagnosis and overall level of health.

Because so many forms of yoga existfrom gentle to more vigorous sequencesthere is something accessible to nearly everyone.

In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the close-to-home reminder that yoga can have a profound impact on one’s health, Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile invites you to begin your practice today.

Now is a great time to invite friends who’ve never tried yoga or encourage someone to come back to the hot room!

Saturday, Sept. 19 kicks off Mobile/Baldwin Yoga Week as part of National Yoga Month. From Sept. 19 – 26, anyone can donate five pieces of canned or dry food (Thanksgiving type) in exchange for a free class at SHY Mobile and other participating studios in the area.

All donations will go to the Bay Area Food Bank to help families in the central Gulf Coast enjoy a healthy and fruitful Thanksgiving holiday.

If you’d like to donate and give the gift of a free class, bring in some canned food yourself and get a free class card to hand out to interested yogis in the future.

And remind them that it’s good for their health!

Sterling Celebrates National Yoga Month in September

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sterling hot yoga, natural awakenings magazine cover, national yoga monthSeptember is recognized as National Yoga Month, and the 5th Annual Mobile/Baldwin Yoga Week will be celebrated this month as well.

Sterling Hot Yoga is participating in several activities related to both!

To commemorate this occasion, our local edition of Natural Awakenings magazine reached out to the Mobile/Baldwin yoga community for a photo shoot.

September’s issue highlights some of the amazing mental and physical benefits that yoga has to offer.

If you’ve seen the magazine, then you might have recognized some of your favorite Sterling yogis featured in the September issue, including Sprite on the front cover! Click the photo above to see the entire issue, as well as other photos from the shoot taken by local photographer Brock Larsen.

Brock chose Brookley Aeroplex in Mobile for the site of the shoot largely because of the “incredible transformation process that it’s currently undergoing,” he told Natural Awakenings. “Rather than destroying the beautiful old buildings and putting in new, Mobile Airport Authority Is honoring its history through renovation. I think this is very much in line with yoga philosophy–improving is great, but it’s just as important to be happy where you are now.”

Hopefully, we can inspire people to give hot yoga a try this month!

yoga life fairYoga Life Fair

On Saturday, September 19, Sterling will be part of the Yoga Life Fair! Starting at 2:30 p.m., at the Fairhope Pier Park, join us for healthy refreshments, live music and a full schedule of yoga classes from beginner to advanced, chair yoga, aerial yoga, meditation, paddleboard yoga and more!

Sterling will have a table at the event and Anna will lead a hot (in all sense of the word) class! Be a part of it! For more details, visit www.YogaLifeFair.com or find the Yoga Life Fair page on Facebook.

bay area food bankYoga Month Food Drive

Have a friend who’s interested in coming to Sterling? Make it a win/win!

As part of yoga month celebrations, from Sept. 19 – 26, donate five pieces of canned or dry food (Thanksgiving type) in exchange for a free class!

All donations will go to the Bay Area Food Bank to help families in the central Gulf Coast enjoy a healthy and fruitful Thanksgiving holiday! And if you don’t have someone who wants to come that week, bring in some canned food yourself and get a free class card to hand out to an interested yogi in the future!

For more information about solving hunger, www.bayareafoodbank.org.

SHY Mobile Welcomes Lanie Hearn, New Iron Hour Teachers

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Lanie Hearn

Lanie Hearn has been a regular practitioner at Sterling Hot Yoga Mobile, and now we’re so excited to announce that she is joining our Sterling team!

Lanie has an extensive background in body building, fitness training and even yoga, so she is going to be an ideal Iron Hour teacher.

She will be leading the Iron Hour classes on Tuesdays and Thursday at 8:15 a.m.

Please give her a nice Sterling welcome!

Last weekend, Serritta Walker from Sterling Hot Yoga Lexington spent some time in Mobile leading an amazing Iron Hour training for our newest teachers.

Along with Lanie, now Anna, Michelle and Sprite will be on the podium during Iron Hour!

Congratulations, everyone!

 

SHY Mobile Yoga Labs Are Back! Sign Up Now!

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Deepen your hot yoga practice and learn how to execute each posture for your body type in Yoga Labs. Space is limited so sign up today!

“Am I doing these postures correctly?” “Why is this posture so good for me?” “If I can’t (fill in the blank), am I still getting all the benefits of a hot yoga practice?”

Have you ever wondered about any of these questions? (To be honest, we all have at some point or another in our practice journey!)

Well, we’re going to give you the opportunity to get those answers at our upcoming yoga labs!

Now in their fourth season at SHY Mobile, yoga labs are designed to help you learn about every posture’s benefits, proper execution and modifications. Each lab is limited to 10 students so you can get the most out of the sessions.

Each session will cover the purpose of each posture, the muscles utilized, how to maintain proper alignment, and how to execute the posture for YOUR body type. Each person who participates will receive personalized attention and support in executing the poses.

Whether you’re new to hot yoga or you’ve been a regular practitioner, you’re sure to learn something new that will have a positive impact on your practice!

Yoga labs will begin after the 9:30 a.m. class on Saturdays and last approximately 60 to 90 minutes. SHY Mobile instructors will lead each lab. Cost is $10 per session.

We invite you to deepen your practice and learn more about the benefits of hot yoga with us! To reserve your spot, sign up online or the next time you come to the studio!

2015 Yoga Labs Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 12

  • Deep Breathing
  • Lateral Half Moon
  • Standing Back Bend
  • Hands to Feet
  • Awkward Part 1
  • Awkward Part 2
  • Awkward Part 3
  • Eagle

Saturday, Sept. 19

  • Standing Head to Knee
  • Standing Bow Pulling
  • Balancing Stick

Saturday, Sept. 26

  • Separate Leg Stretching
  • Triangle
  • Separate Leg Head to Knee
  • Tree
  • Toe Stand

Saturday, Oct. 3

  • Dead Body Pose – Face Up
  • Wind Removing – One Leg
  • Wind Removing – Two Legs
  • Sit Up
  • Cobra
  • Dead Body Pose – Face Down
  • Locust – One Leg
  • Locust – Two Legs
  • Full Locust
  • Bow

Saturday, Oct. 10

  • Fixed Firm
  • Half Tortoise
  • Camel
  • Rabbit
  • Head To Knee
  • Stretching
  • Spinal Twist
  • Breathing In Firm

Saturday, Oct. 17

  • Elements of Iron Hour

See you in yoga lab!

Labor Day Schedule Announced

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Labor Day ScheduleWe will have an abbreviated schedule for the Labor Day weekend. Please take note of the changes:

Friday, Sept. 4
Normal Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 5
9:30 am Gold 90 ONLY

Sunday, Sept. 6
8:15 am Iron Hour
9:30 am Sterling 60
NO PM CLASSES

Monday, Sept. 7
6:15 am CANCELLED
Regular Schedule for Rest of Day

Tuesday, Sept. 8
Back to Normal!

Have a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend!