Yoga Union has implemented a stringent protocol for your safety and well-being.
We truly appreciate your enthusiastic response with regard to our protocol.
COVID-19 and what to do at Yoga Union:
* Wash your hands on arrival and before you do anything else.
Please do not go to the changing rooms or the front desk.
Please take off your shoes and go straight to the bathrooms.
There are three, including the shower room.
This is the single most important thing you can do for yourself and for everyone at the studio.
* Cough or sneeze into a Kleenex
Should you find yourself suddenly blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing, please do so into a Kleenex or your left elbow.
If into a Kleenex, please wash your hands immediately and use a tissue or kleenex to open the door (throw away immediately).
If this is a cold coming on, we ask you to go home.
* If you have the sniffles, a cold or a cough, please stay home and let us know how you are.
We do care and really appreciate your taking the time to tell us. You can email us by responding to this newsletter or through the website. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to see a doctor, let them know ahead of time you are coming in with a cough/cold. They might ask you to follow a certain protocol and they can also be prepared for you.
* Face in contact with studio props
Please use a Kleenex or paper towel any time your face is in contact with a mat, bolster or blanket.
* In the outer world, avoid unnecessary contact, where disposable surgical gloves if you plan to be in a crowded subway or other public place.
Wear a mask if you feel like it and in spite of what the press is saying. They are relatively easy to make and links are included at the end of this email.
We want Yoga Union to remain a safe and healthy haven for you.
These safety measures apply to anywhere you go, including home.
* Keep your immune system strong by exercising: Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation; walking in the fresh air, getting enough sleep, and eating healthy, unprocessed food. And supplement with Vitamins C, D and Zinc! Elderberry is also very useful. You can make your own syrup (see below) or get fermented Elderberry tablets from Dr. Mercola.
* Practicing Kapalabhati breathing is an excellent way to keep the lungs clear and healthy. It's like blowing your nose multiple times to empty the lungs without coughing and scratching the back of your throat.
* Using a Neti pot (even a teapot can work) is a good way to humidify and clean the nostrils, as is humidifying the air around you. The healthier your breathing pathways are, the better they can resist incoming problems. Gargling with clove infused water is also a good way to soothe and protect the throat.
The more rested you are and the more you keep up with your exercise and good nutrition, the more resistance you will have.
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May all beings be happy, healthy and safe.
With enduring appreciation from Alison and your Yoga Union family.