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Only in Sedona Yoga
Sedona draws yogis, artists, writers, and mystics of all kinds. Of course, it’s the perfect location for giving birth to a whole new yoga style — MSM yoga!
Simply put, it’s yoga for everyone! It’s designed to be a gentle yet effective way to strengthen and stretch your entire body, but it’s so much more than a physical workout.
MSM Yoga Style
The acronym “MSM” stands for Mobility, Stretch, and Meditation. This workout is intended to heal your body and your spirit. It recognizes that our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves all work as one to make us the unique creations we are.
MSM yoga draws from traditional hatha yoga practice, with influences from ashtanga to yin. It also incorporates techniques from tai chi, dance, mobility training, even physical therapy.
MSM workout sections
This program aims to get you everything you need for total fitness cardio, strength training, and flexibility. It’s non impact, making it gentle on your joints, and requires zero equipment. Every workout consists of four sections:
The mobility warmup is kind to those with disabilities, gently stimulating synovial fluid flow to make movement more comfortable before surrendering to deeper stretches.
Vinyasa yoga portion
Here’s the strength and cardio part of your flow. You’ll work through challenging poses and breath work in an easy-to-follow way. The MSM I series teaches you the routine twice through with gentler modifications for those with specific health needs. The MSM II series takes you through the same vinyasa flow three times for a more vigorous workout once you master the basics — or just on those days you want a bigger challenge.
Restorative yoga portion
This section of your workout is all about deep flexibility and working into those muscles and connective tissues to give you substantial pain relief. It’s also when we begin to wind down and draw our attention inward after burning off any anxious energy during the vinyasa flow.
Closing guided meditation
The most important part of your workout is engaging your mind. This section is intended to help you reframe your thoughts to the positive and reflect on all the beautiful healing work you did for your body. It’s impossible to overstate the importance of a daily meditation practice for easing ongoing mental and physical pain.
MSM workout sections
This program aims to get you everything you need for total fitness cardio, strength training, and flexibility. It’s non-impact, making it gentle on your joints, and requires zero equipment. Every workout consists of four sections: