As a school of Massage and the Holistic Healing Arts, the Instructors at Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (Healing Hands) consider exercise as an essential holistic practice. In fact, most of the 80+ classes include an exercise segment designed to warm up the student’s muscles in preparation for delivering Massage. These segments may include Tai Chi, Yoga, Chi Gong, Therapeutic Stretching, and a variety of “flow” movement sequences.
“Our bodies work best when in motion”, said Harmony Curtiss, Director for Healing Hands – Laguna Hills. “It only takes about 30 minutes of continuous exercise daily to make a substantial impact on our long-term health. Below is a 12-step Yoga flow series known as “Sun Salutation”. Practicing this flow daily increases the fluidity of the body’s fascia (gel like substance that surrounds body structures) which lubricates joints and facilitates greater range of motion. A strength exercise as well, it prompts the body to build muscle, so it’s a great way to get your daily dose of exercise”, she added.
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The Sun Salutation, as the translation indicates, is a gesture of respect to the Sun. Today’s practitioners often dedicate each round of this flow series to something they are grateful for. Many claim it uplifts their Spirit and mood. Additional physiological benefits of Sun Salutation include:
- It lengthens and tones your muscles
- It immediately Increase your energy level
- It increases lymph movement which cleanses and repairs body tissue
- It increases our respiratory function, exercising our heart and lungs
- It increases blood circulation which delivers oxygen and nutrients to our muscles and organs
- It helps stabilize blood sugar and blood pressure
- Is a way to experience moving meditation, which enhance emotional wellbeing
- It focuses you on the positive so you start your day centered and grateful
A trail-blazer for Massage and Holistic Health education in SoCal, Healing Hands has prepared more than 7,000 Graduates for success as Professional Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioners. Boasting more than 80 Massage and Holistic Health classes, you can learn everything you need to know about the Holistic Healing Arts at Healing Hands. Check us out online at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills, (760) 946-9364 in Escondido, or (858) 505-1100 in San Diego. Healing Hands School of Holistic Health is “Touching Lives, Touching Hearts”, since 1992.