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
“Why can’t you be more like the right knee?” I said silently to the left. “The right knee is fine with traveling.” Understandably, the left knee didn’t respond. After fidgeting about, flexing and extending the knee, moving my bent leg medially then laterally, hugging both feet into the tiny airplane seat and climbing over my … Continue reading Finding the Joint “Sweet Spot”
Release and restore with reclining bound angle – Supta Baddha Konasana Too much heat can make us irritable and frustrated or just empty us of energy. Coupled with an increase in our overall activity levels during the summer months and it’s all too easy to get fired up and then burn out as we head into … Continue reading It’s still hot out!
A few days ago, I was roasting, stifled, sweating, stuck in traffic with a long drive ahead. Then again the next day and the day after that. Uncomfortable, but resigned to a seemingly oppressive situation, I wanted to feel a little more contentment and a little brighter. And then I remembered I could practice Shitali … Continue reading Shitali Pranayama: Cooling Breath
With Spring in full bloom (what a wonder the magnolia, cherry, plum and pear trees lining my street in Seattle are!) I’m finding the days to be fuller and my moods to be up, down and all around as the weather shifts and the natural world stirs. And already, I am anticipating Summer, which is … Continue reading So Hum: A Simple Meditation