Yoga, Thursday, 5:30 PM. When I put that on my calendar, I had every intention of going to class. So why, when mentioning my plans to my partner, do I say, “I’m probably going to yoga after work tomorrow”? Probably? I was giving myself an out. My calendar emails me reminders. The next morning, I shore … Continue reading The power of following through
Resolve to Acknowledge Your Goodness A New Year is a chance for a fresh start, a new beginning. As human beings, we tend to look backward before starting something new. We note all of the “mistakes” and “bad habits” we’ve had and resolve not to carry them forward. About this new journey, we say, “This … Continue reading Namaste 2014
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!
PRACTICE LOW LUNGE/HIGH LUNGE Change happens. Sometimes we’re expecting it, as with the change of the seasons. And sometimes we’re not, as with a flat tire on our way to work. Either way, change can happen quickly, throwing us off balance. Autumn is a time when change, both big and small, is happening all around … Continue reading Transition with Strength and Awareness
Whether you’re walking barefoot on the grass or sand, climbing mountains, paddling canoes, dancing the night away or walking to work in fancy shoes, your feet surely need a little extra attention. We often forget about foot care until aches and pains develop. And unfortunately, foot pain usually means back pain too. Our feet … Continue reading Yogic Foot Massage
SETU BANDHA SARVANGASANA Strength and softness, rooting and lifting, exhilaration and relaxation; these are just a few of the opposing elements you may find in exploring bridge pose. Bridge pose is an ideal posture to explore during the intense, yet peaceful, breaking open of new life happening all around us right now. This posture helps … Continue reading Reawaken with Bridge Pose
Waking in the middle of the night to cough profusely has, unfortunately, become part of the routine of late. Yes, I have caught the Springtime cold that seems to be going around. While I’ve mostly returned to my usual activities, everything feels just a little more challenging, requires a little more effort. Overall, I am … Continue reading Self-Care Mondays – At Home: Yoga Nidra
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