Selina Harris, founder of Sentient Yoga is a Registered Dental Hygienist, Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level, and has 365 hours is advanced Yoga Therapy.
Selina has been practicing yoga for over 25 years. While attending Yoga Teacher Training it became abundantly clear, teaching yoga would be her future. "I went into the teacher training to help improve myself as a person and as a yogi.” During the graduation process, and while teaching her firsts classes to the public, she realized the power of helping people to feel better physically, and even emotionally. “There is nothing better than helping a person heal and find their way back to the whole that they are. Studying mind, body, and spirit are my passion. Daily learning, training, reading, and listening about the vast subjects within yoga bring me such joy. Nothing compares to being able to share what I have learned with others. Demystifying yoga, taking away the myths, or mayas, is one of my goals when teaching yoga."
Dental background: In 2014 I become a Registered Dental Hygienist. In the past 7 years of practice, I have suffered from pain many had told me about prior to entering the field. There are some in the dental field who are fortunate enough to not experience pain in their bodies from their work. Unfortunately, this is not the case for most practitioners. For many of us neck, back, and hand pain are the biggest contributing factors toward an unhealthy body, and thus mind, and spirit. Some of the other physical ailments involves eyes, shoulders, wrists, forearms, and even lower body issues from sitting too long. In a continuing education course, I recently attended on conscientious eating and systemic inflammation, we learned that "sitting is the new smoking". There is an abundance of scientific western medicine research proving the healing properties of the ancient practice of yoga.
“My specialty is addressing the stressful conditions dental professionals work in that I am so intimately in tune with. Yoga improves the physical body, mind, and spirit. Not only does it increase strength, flexibility, tenacity, balance, range of motion, mobility, and peace of mind. Yoga also helps calm, tone, and soothe the nerves. My purpose is to share knowledge and guide this practice for fellow dental professionals and all who suffer from the forward folded position most of us live our days in.”
Breath work is incredibly important in yoga and in life. The research continues to build, peer reviewed literature, shows the power and benefits of breath work on stress reduction, and even lowering blood pressure. Here you will find these articles for review, and guidance to help you incorporate simple techniques to induce more feelings of well-being and empower you to be the best you. “I know our lives are busy and full. Yoga can be implemented into your life in just minutes a day and provide these powerful results. Come join me and see what it's all about!"
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Selina Harris RDH / RYT 500 Bio