Meditation (and Savasana)

Meditation (and Savasana)

I started practicing yoga in 2000. I was twenty-five, newly married and struggling with some fairly serious health issues. I turned to yoga for help, practicing regularly for five years. Health and wellness soon followed. At the end of 2005, my first child was born...
The Anti-Aging Benefits of Yoga

The Anti-Aging Benefits of Yoga

Aging is inevitable – we all know that. However, there are ways to slow it down or prevent the impact it has on our bodies. Yoga, for example, is a great anti-aging exercise, which can help to relieve anti-aging symptoms, as well as even improve certain medical issues...
Stop Waiting on Happy: Creating Joy On and Off the Mat

Stop Waiting on Happy: Creating Joy On and Off the Mat

Do you often catch yourself saying the phrase “I’ll be happy when I…” get the job, finish the project, pay off my debt, go on vacation, etc.? It can be an exhausting effort to constantly wake up each day, striving to succeed and thinking that the next accomplishment...
Spring Into Calming Your Nervous System

Spring Into Calming Your Nervous System

As many of you know Restorative Yoga is a passion of mine. My heart sings when I see a room full of students totally blissed out in a pose held by bolsters, blocks, blankets & straps with sandbags on their upper thighs or bellies. I also love the sound of...
You Are Bliss! (Inversions)

You Are Bliss! (Inversions)

Vitarke Badhane Pratipaksha Bhavanam, Sutra 2.33 — When disturbed by negative thoughts, opposite ones should be thought of. This is Pratipaksha Bhavanam. Happy New Year to all of you. This is the time when many of us contemplate what changes we might like to make in...
Every Day is “Memorial Day”

Every Day is “Memorial Day”

There’s a lot of talk in the yoga and meditation worlds these days about “being in the moment,” being present for what is happening here, now. God knows we could all use some practice at staying in the moment, as our minds all too easily slip back into rehashing past...

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