Improving health through yoga

Published 7:28 am Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sign-ups for the 2019 Miss Buckingham Pageant will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dillwyn Fire House. Applications are available at the firehouse, online or in the schools. Miss Buckingham Pageant 2019 will be March 9 at 6 p.m. at Buckingham High School. Ladies ages 3-21 will compete.

Did you know that yoga is good for your mind, body and soul? Central Virginia Community Health Center offers yoga classes to help you improve all three. Yoga is a physical and mental practice which can be adapted to anyone’s body shape or ability. Numerous yoga genres exist to meet student’s needs and preferences: Yin, Hot, Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Kundalini, Restorative, Bikram, Anusara, Jivamukti, Forest, Prenatal, Vinyasa, to name a few.

The Wednesday night yoga class at the Wiley Fitness Center in New Canton is a Vinyasa class which follows a Rocket Yoga sequence. Vinyasa yoga links breath to movement. Students use their own audible breath to flow from one posture to another and the breath creates a hum on which each student can hear and focus. The Wednesday night Vinyasa postures flow at a methodical pace where students hold each pose for one to two breaths before moving on to the next posture.

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Yoga provides focus, strength, flexibility and stress relief. Yoga increases strength by incorporating arm balances, backbends, and inversions to increase physical strength, endurance and ability. Flexibility and improved mobility are improved by elongating muscles through controlled and safe movements leaving the body open and supple.

Yoga not only improves the physical body, but by linking the breath to the mind, yoga becomes a moving meditation which allows practitioners to quiet the mind and provide relief for the sympathetic nervous system. For more information or to sign up for the class, contact CVCHS at (434) 581-3271, extension 10601.

Don’t forget about Spreading God’s Gifts event Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Dillwyn. Come get some delicious pork roast, green beans, mashed potatoes, dinner roll, beverage and dessert. All for a donation. Get a great dinner while supporting this worthy cause.

The Central Virginia Gold Prospectors (CVGP) will have its next meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. at the VFW Hall in Buckingham. Snow date is Feb. 23.

Due to recent snow days, Feb. 18 and March 11 will now be regular school days for students at Buckingham Public Schools. These had previously been set as teacher workdays.

The Buckingham FFA will be selling strawberries from Jan. 22 through Feb. 22. Expected delivery is the week of March 11. For more information or to place an order, call Casey Davis at (434) 969- 6100 ext. 102 or email

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