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15761 W Dodge Road
Omaha, NE, 68118
USA

4026792114

Est. 2013

Head yoga instructor, Lisa Kanne has been teaching yoga for over 10 years.

New studio with familiar faces.

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Fall is here and your skin may be telling you so, if you feel drier, itchy or otherwise off it is time for an Ayurvedic Facial. 

Vata Season is settling in and our natural response to this is dryness - both internally and externally, it is vitally important to lubricate through our diets adding good oils, ghee (clarified butter) and cooked foods that are comforting and nourishing and massaging good quality oils into our skin. One tip I share with my Ayurvedic clients is to shut the shower off and immediately massage oil into the skin before toweling off, less oil is required and the skin benefits greatly from being warm, the oil able to absorb deeper into the tissue. They say self massage invokes the inner pharmacy and is anti-aging, I say it is well worth the small amount of time this might take to add to your daily routine.

Gaby Van Houten

Ayurvedic Health Practitioner

Pancha Karma Specialist

Licensed Esthetician


Book your Ayurvedic Facial now and claim your Free 1oz massage oil while supplies last. Your skin will thank you. Call 402-614-2244 or

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The Benefits of Poses

Lisa Kanne

The Various Asanas

Looking at every single posture across every type of yoga would be an incredibly long list, so let’s break it down.

Standing poses: Yoga starts with Mountain Pose. It gives proper alignment to your feet and body and therefore dictates your posture. Getting standing poses correct leads to an improvement in your posture and is the basis for any yoga routine.

Balance poses: Another pose to improve your posture is one that requires balance, as your spine needs to lengthen in order to maintain the balance. Balance poses are challenging as they require mental and physical strength. The poses will tone your muscles and as you focus on keeping balance, you’ll increase your coordination skills.

Twists: Twists have similar physical benefits to balance poses as they focus on elongating your spine. As you use your back muscles, twists relieve tension, stretch the back muscles and can help with pain in this area. Twists are also great for increasing shoulder and hip mobility.

Seated poses: Sitting cross-legged specifically increases your hips and lower back flexibility and muscle strength. As many emotions are carried in your pelvis, hip openers are essential during a yoga session. Couple this with the fact that any form of seated pose promotes deep breathing, and you have a pose that’s excellent for making you feel peaceful and calm.

Lying poses: If you want to focus on your abdominal muscles, back poses are brilliant. They stretch these muscles while releasing tension in your back and increasing spinal mobility. Certain lying back poses also open your hips. Lying stomach poses have similar benefits with the added benefit of strengthening your arms.

Plank poses: Planks are well known outside of yoga too, highlighting how good they are for building strength and toning up. They’re particularly good for your arms and spine, and if you complete a side pose, your abdominal muscles and shoulders benefit too.

Bends: Bends are all about stretching – increasing flexibility as well as releasing any tension in your body to make you feel calm and relaxed. Forward bends stretch your hamstrings and your lower back. By targeting your lower back, you feel the release of tension in your upper body and in particular, your spine. Your spine is also targeted through forward bends. These bends open your chest and hips and strengthen your arms and shoulders, all while releasing muscle tension. Because there’s such focus on your spine, forward and backward bends must be completed in succession to balance out the release of tension.

Inversions: Inversions are one of the most challenging yoga poses and are typically only done by advanced yogis. Whether you’re doing a headstand, shoulder stand, or plow, it results in your legs being higher than your heart and so blood flow is reversed. This relieves tension in your legs and stimulates your brain while still building strength in your upper body.

Relaxation poses: Yoga generally ends with Corpse pose but it can also be used during your routine. It promotes deep relaxation so it calms your mind and your body.

Reading through this list should highlight how great yoga is for giving you a full-body workout. It not only builds muscle strength, it increases flexibility and releases tension, plus it does wonders for your internal organs. It also helps you relax your mind and with this comes a reduction in stress and the ability to think more clearly. Certain poses stimulate your mind too and can increase your coordination and other abilities. Yoga touches every part of you, so make sure you try all of the poses to reap the full benefits! By Anne Bridges