Self-Care Mondays – Around Seattle: Indulging the Senses

Last time, I wrote about Yoga Nidra, a practice of pratyahara, or detaching from the senses. Practicing sensory detachment is an important part of creating intentional habits and rhythms that nourish us. And, it helps us be fully present with those sensory experiences that are worthy of our full attention. Experiences like the one I … Continue reading Self-Care Mondays – Around Seattle: Indulging the Senses

Balancing Opposites

To experience a balance between day and night, activity and rest, strength and surrender, try this sequence. Utkatasana/Uttanasana (Chair Pose/Standing Forward Bend) 1 – Start in Tadasana (mountain pose) with hands at the heart, feet parallel and hip-distance apart, eyes only slightly open. Focus on your breathing and how the breath moves in and out … Continue reading Balancing Opposites

Big Awareness Meditation

During extra busy times, we often tend to put blinders on, bringing our focus completely to our own personal circumstances, plans, future or past. While planning for the future and attending to our personal needs and business is good, our busyness-induced tunnel vision can cause us to forget that the world around us is a … Continue reading Big Awareness Meditation