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Davenport yoga instructor offers advice for more balanced 2021

The advice comes as yoga studios have adapted during the pandemic
Published: Jan. 2, 2021 at 10:26 PM CST
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - Rebecca Sebastian has been teaching yoga since the 90s, but said she’s learned a lot in her time teaching in 2020.

“Especially coming out of 2020 and into 2021, what people need are things that are accessible, things that are easy, things that are not taking time away from their families,” she said.

She said she’s doing her part to keep yoga playful for all ages, especially with her concerns on how serious people have become in their day-to-day lives.

“Every time we can make movement joyful and breath joyful, I think that can be a moment of fun, I think especially adults tend to get really, really serious,” she said, “we’ve kind of passed that seriousness onto our small humans that those moments where we can be really joyful just stretching from the side or breathing, I think are what we need.”

Sebastian even has a slogan for how people can find a balance between phsyical health and mental health.

“We actually have a hashtag here called be both and it is actually bridging the gap between our physical selves and our mental health selves so that we can be the best possible version of ourselves going forward,” she said, “If you breathe in and feel your chest expand and expand through your ribcage, that’s something you can physically feel, but also if you breathe out really really slowly, you can kind of feel that mental aspect kick in you can feel your nervous system calm down a little bit.”

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