1. Calm, Quiet and New Perspectives: 7 Ways Yoga Can Help In Challenging Times

    “As spring overcomes the cold, And autumn overcomes the heat, So calm and quiet overcome the world.”(1) Lao Tzu from the Tao Te Ching: Chapter 45 from Deep Spirits.com  This is a very unique time in the state of our country and the world we live in. It seems the new normal that we need to accept to move forward changes day to day. Coping with that change can deplete us and robs us of our abi…Read More

  2. Listening to Feelings—The Art of Awakening to the Messages From Within

    Empty the self completely; Embrace perfect peace. The world will rise and move; Watch it return to rest. All the flourishing things Will return to their source. Tao Te Ching, Chapter 37 by Lao Tzu from Deepspirits.com Our bodies and our minds are always communicating our wants and needs to ourselves. These messages can be at times be loud and clear, or, as is so often the case, subtle or obscure.…Read More

  3. The Heart Has Room for It All-Compassion at the Core of Our Resilience

    Yet here are three treasures That I cherish and commend to you: The first is compassion, By which one finds courage. The second is restraint, By which one finds strength. And the third is unimportance, By which one finds influence Lao Tze, Tao Te Ching: Chapter 67** from Deepspirits.com In this next phase of getting back to the new version of our old lives there lies great possibility. We have a u…Read More

  4. Conscious Re-connection to Your Resilience

    "The world is drawn to one with understanding of the Tao. The sage journeys in secure, safe, calm peace." Tao Te Ching: Chapter 35 translated by Holly Roberts (2005) "Resilience is not so much the absence of or muscling through the very real challenges we are experiencing. Authentic resilience is reflected our ability to access and re-econnect to our inner resources of mind and body that allows us…Read More

  5. Unlocking the Body in Motion: Somatic Movement Solutions

    A Somatic Movement experience to help get yourself  back in balance and enjoy a more active lifestyle. with Alan Franzi and sponsored by the JCC of New Haven Join us March 8, 2021 at 10 AM for a FREE WORKSHOP to experience what Somatic Movement Therapy can do for you! Click on this link to join us.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82497292420  The class series begins on Monday, March 15th! Monda…Read More

  6. “So Hum” A Mantra Meditation for a Clear and Calm Mind

    “If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet...maybe we could understand something.” ― Federico Fellini(1) Muddy Water, Let Stand, Becomes Clear― Lao Tzu(2) With difficult political and social times, pandemics and the uncertainty of how to even approach this holiday season layered over its normal challenges, finding ways to stay present for family, loved ones and our own ph…Read More

  7. Surviving “Zoom” and So Much Sitting

    Sitting has been called the new smoking(1) because of the growing understanding of the s negative impact extended sitting places on our health and well-being. Due to changes in how life is lived day to day over the years  it can be argued a “movement starvation” has been developing over the last several decades. This movement starvation can be seen as the diminished amount, quality and variet…Read More

  8. Centering Simply with Long Deep Breathing

    The information below is for educational purposes only. Please read the disclaimer For many, even thinking about meditation seems daunting, with the busy and stressed out mind seeming to be totally out of control. As with all our work in Yoga and meditation, we can begin to grow in our skill by meeting the mind where it is at and not forcing some difficult feat of focus in the early stages. The f…Read More

  9. The Value of Taking Time In Stressful Times

    “Oftentimes, one strips oneself of passion[meditation}     In order to see the Secret of Life; Oftentimes, one regards life with passion,     In order to see its manifest results. These two (the Secret and its manifestations)     Are (in their nature) the same; They are given different names     When they become manifest. They may both be called the Cosmic Mystery: Reaching from …Read More

  10. New Times, New Solutions For Living Well With Yoga

    In September  the state announced an extension of the Pandemic Disaster Declaration by 5 months until February 20121. Even as we in Connecticut enter a new phase 3 of our re-opening there is are resurgences of the virus occurring locally and elsewhere that suggests re-opening process will last longer and take many turns before things stabilize. No matter the specifics of how this may show up in o…Read More