Safety & Health Update
“True knowledge transforms fear.”
March 17, 2020: Studio Classes
Dear Moksha People, we have left it to our teachers to decide to host or cancel their classes limited to 9 students – most all are canceled. We are getting Zoom set-up and should have classes online available soon. Please check our website for the latest info. We are strictly following the CDC guidelines along with city and state websites for businesses. We hope in 2 weeks, depending, we can resume classes. All packages and memberships will be extended. Namaste!
March 12, 2020: Update
Now is the time to use the ancient practice of namaste with hands folded in prayer in front of your heart to greet and goodbye your friends and family.
Cleaning at the Studio
- We are busy deep cleaning the studio daily. We are getting into all the nooks and crannies. Bolster covers are being washed today. Blanket/mat washing is increasing. Wiping down hand contacts – door knobs, counters, handles, blocks, etc with disinfectant several times per day is now the norm. Before we used only natural products but now for the time being we will be using disinfectant. Any place that is touched is being disinfected repeatedly throughout the day.
- We are adding and hiring more cleaning staff starting this week.
- We are placing more tissue boxes around the studio.
- Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds before entering the studio.
- We will be skipping hands-on adjustments for the time being. That means your verbal instructions have to be clean and precise.
- Bring your own mats and props. Wipe down mats after use.
- Poses to boost your immune system…
- Hero – Virasana (stimulates lymph nodes inside the calf)
- Kapalabhati – Breath of Fire (not for pregnancy or HPB)
- Uddiyana Bandha (not for pregnancy or HPB) (stimulates lymph nodes lining anterior lumbar)
- Tree – Vrkshasana (with foot at very top of inner thigh) (stimulates lymph nodes along upper inner thigh)
- Eagle – Garudasana (stimulates lymph nodes under armpits)
- Bridge – Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (stimulates thymus gland)
- Shoulderstand – Salambha Sarvangasana (stimulates lymph nodes under chin)
- Viparita Karani – Legs up the Wall (stimulates thymus gland and calms nerves)
This virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you! BUT all the surfaces where these droplets land are infectious. The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth via your hands or an infected cough or sneeze onto or into your nose or mouth.
- No handshaking! Put your hand on your heart chakra, do a slight bow, or put your hands in namaste.
- Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a glove.
- Open doors with your closed fist or hip: Avoid opening door handles with your hands, unless there is no other way to open the door.
- Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts. Keep some in your purse in a ziploc bag.
- Wash your hands with soap for 20-30 seconds to kill all the germs.
- Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer: Use greater than 60% alcohol based hand sanitizer after touching objects that might be contaminated when you can’t immediately wash your hands. For example, have a bottle in your car to use after you pump gas.
- If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!
- Wear gloves for use when going shopping, using the gasoline pump, and all other outside activity when you come in contact with contaminated areas. Money and credit cards can easily carry viruses. We recommend washable gloves that can be reused. You can also wear a scarf and use the bottom of the scarf to open door knobs and pick up things, then wash the scarf once home.
- Wear a mask: We touch our nose/mouth up to 90x/day without knowing it. The mask helps prevent you from touching your nose and mouth. The coronavirus is lung specific and can be transmitted when we touch our face. The mask does not prevent you from picking up the virus if someone sneezes or coughs on you.
Aadil Palkhivala’s website (our master teacher)…
Centers for Disease Control…