Syracuse Yoga recently began teaching Pranayama Yoga classes in the Salt Room at the Bodymind Float Center. Salt therapy can be incredibly therapeutic for people any time of year. If you don't know about salt therapy, here is an excerpt from the Bodymind Float Center's website.
"Salt therapy is a safe and deeply relaxing way to address many respiratory ailments. Salt is a powerful sterilizer and anti-inflammatory agent. These characteristics are the basis of folk remedies such as gargling with salt water, the use of neti-pots, visiting salt caves and spending time by the sea. Bodymind's dry salt aerosol therapy brings these remedies into the 21st century. It's 100% natural and safe for virtually everyone, including children.
Salt Therapy is like a neti-pot for your lungs. Our state-of-the-art generator grinds pharmaceutical-grade sodium chloride into micro-particles from 1 to 10 micrometers in size and disperses them into the air. Although nothing is felt, particles bigger than 5 micrometers remain in the nose and throat, and smaller particles settle deep into the lungs.
Salt has both anti-inflammatory and sterilizing properties. It kills bacteria and draws moisture from the bronchioles. Mucous thins, sinuses drain and breathing becomes easier.
Salt therapy can alleviate the symptoms of respiratory ailments such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, rhinitis, allergies and hayfever, sinusitis, chronic bronchitis and emphysema."
We spend the first part of the class with gentle stretching and Yin postures to get the body ready for stillness. Blankets and straps are provided for each student. Then we begin Pranayama, the formal practice of controlling the breath. We'll practice different Pranayama techniques to quiet the parasympathetic nervous system and help you relax. With the added benefit of the salt therapy, you should leave class feeling restored and peaceful.
Bring a water bottle, your mat, and wear comfortable clothing (layers recommended).
Syracuse Yoga is adding more Salt Room Yoga classes for the month of December. Classes will be held December 4, 11, and 18, all 7:30-8:30 PM. You can schedule these classes just the way you would any other classes at Syracuse Yoga-use the Mindbody App or follow this link: http://bit.ly/2hbrd5l