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December 27, 2013

Yoga helps people cope with daily life

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“You feel great,” Runyon said. “It changes how you look at everything. I just think it’s amazing.”

Runyon also is certified in Pilates, a series of moves that strengthen the body’s core or center, and improve coordination and balance. In fact, Runyon offers a yoga-Pilates class on Thursday nights, which combines both disciplines. Students get a good core workout, in addition to stretching and relaxing.

She’s also trained in tai chi for arthritis, and will offer such a class on request if enough people sign up. A person does not have to have arthritis in order to take the class. She has studied methods used by Paul Lam with the Tai Chi Institute for Health.

Runyon would like to add an exercise class for seniors, using chairs for balance.

Whichever exercise someone chooses, Runyan notes he or she will become more confident and empowered after learning the moves, and seeing the results.

“It’s so good for people, especially anyone thinking ‘My body is going quick … I need to tone and balance,’” she said.

FYI Learn more about classes and schedules at http://www.roselawnfitness.com.

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