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

Small is big

My dog has spring fever. And she’s got it bad. For the past couple of weeks, our walks have consisted of loooong sniffing studies at a tree, a flower or what must be some magical shrub, followed by a full-speed burst to the next enthralling tree, flower or shrub. Sometimes, 20 minutes will only take us a few … Continue reading Small is big

Jala Neti

I’m not going to pretend that at first, I wasn’t freaked out by the idea of sinus irrigation. I didn’t understand why someone would want to pour water up the nose and I envisioned it to be a difficult process requiring struggle and discomfort, like getting water up their nose when swimming, which is uncomfortable … Continue reading Jala Neti

Spring Cleaning

FOR A FRESH START, WE MAKE SPACE BY CLEARING OUT THE OLD The weather is warming, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blossoming. Are you feeling ready to throw open the windows and let all of that freshness come inside? The urge to spruce up the house and the yard this time of year … Continue reading Spring Cleaning