Kristin Tschannen of Seaside Yoga
Is yoga for you?
Relieving pain, reducing stress, increasing coordination — all this, and North Oregon Coast yoga studios are also a welcoming community to all.
Story and photo by DWIGHT CASWELL, The Daily Astorian/ Coast Weekend. Published on March 10, 2016.
What comes to mind when you hear the word “yoga”? An esoteric spiritual practice that involves twisting the body into uncomfortable positions? Yoga is much more down-to-earth than that. There is a spiritual aspect, and there are postures to be assumed, but in speaking with yoga instructors on Oregon’s North Coast I discovered that the reasons for doing yoga are practical and the results are often remarkable.
Instructors invariably have stories of permanent relief from chronic pain. Kristin Tschannen, founder of Seaside Yoga, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis as a child, and her life became one of pain, deterioration of her joints and strong medication. A friend recommended yoga for both physical and emotional repair, and after a few weeks she was making real progress. Today Tschannen is all but pain-free. “You can ignore pain,” she says, “but what you resist, persists. It’s not the same as getting to the crux of what’s happening with your body.”
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For more information about Seaside Yoga, go to: http://www.seasideyogaretreats.com
Address: 609 Broadway St, Seaside, OR 97138
And, too, note the beautiful back ground in the Seaside Yoga image. The art was featured in a recent Seaside First Saturday Art Walk. The art work is by Drea Frost!
Oregonian artist Drea Frost works in interdisciplinary photography, painting, fiber arts and sculpture. Her art explores nature, sublime, geometric patterns, human condition and relationships. Frost has exhibited at Hoffman Gallery and Oregon College of Art and Craft. Her work has been commended by Niche Awards and Local 14.