Garland Pose

This summer, when you find yourself bustling from one activity to the next, take a moment to come back to center and connect with your root. (And gardeners, spend some time off your knees during those weeding sessions. Instead, plant your own root into the earth.) Garland Pose Variation (Malasana) aka Squat 1 – From … Continue reading Garland Pose

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