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wring out the old

Adding twists to your Springtime movement practice has many benefits…increased mobility and awareness, a longer, more supple spine and a detoxifying effect. Twists can help to empty the abdominal organs of old blood and fluids, making space for freshly oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood to rush in when you unwind. Spring cleaning! Try this gentle reclining twist … Continue reading wring out the old

When Stretching is Indicated in Thai Massage

Of course, it was the stretching part of Thai Massage that wowed me first. Like any dynamic, innovative and visually stunning rock star, the stretches in Thai Massage are certainly worth falling for. And many do, practitioners and clients alike. Thai Massage in general, but especially the stretching, is so different and feels so great that it seems to be exactly … Continue reading When Stretching is Indicated in Thai Massage

Embody spring with uttanasana

Spring has arrived early in Seattle. Everywhere, there are stems, trees and shrubs with buds in various stages of opening. Outside of my house, I have watched as the nearby magnolia awakens, first vibrant folds of green appeared on the branches, only to give rise to supple buds holding all of their promise tucked within; then, slowly at first, each bud extends itself, petal … Continue reading Embody spring with uttanasana

Harmonious Holidays

Whether you are someone who loves the festivity of the holiday season or someone who simply tries to survive it–or, most likely, somewhere in between–having a few ideas to manage the ups and down of such a busy time of year can go a long way in making the holidays healthy and harmonious. Here are … Continue reading Harmonious Holidays

Bring out the sun

Here we are, counting the days to winter solstice. Well, at least I am. Because, after that darkest day, slowly, incrementally, our days will start to brighten and become longer. We just have to endure a little darkness first. Really, the darkness is not so bad. It provides us with a natural place to rest and reflect, … Continue reading Bring out the sun