Friday, March 4, 2011

40 Days of Relaxation - Day 34

Thursday, March 3, 2011 - Day 34

Today's relaxation was lead by Margaret Harstad who is a co-worker of mine over at Yoga North. Margaret also has her own business: Muggy Moose Massage. She does all kind of massage but specializes in Thai Yoga Bodywork. I believe she is the only one in Duluth who practices this style.

For her class, she combines restorative style poses with Thai Bodywork. Here's how it works: she limits her class to 12 people so there are enough props to go around. She sets up individual stations around the room. We pick out a spot and stay there. She instructs us on how to get into the pose then once we are settled she comes around and gives us all a bit of individual attention, using Thai massage techniques on different parts of our bodies.

Last night we got back rubs, assisted back bends, shoulder rubs, neck and head work, and assisted happy baby pose or all the way into plow depending on flexibility. It was super great! I was so relaxed by the end. Plus, to make things even better, my friend Emily was signed up too and she picked me up and brought me home. It was so nice to be on the receiving end of a nourishing class.