1. Gratitude is Good for You

    “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” Lao Tze from the Tao te Ching, aphorism 44 I have heard it said that Thanksgiving is the most important holiday in this country because it can be shared by all. There is no religious, patriotic or ideological barrier that intrinsically separates any one of …Read More

  2. November and December Pain Free Posture Events

    Here is information on the special "Pain Free" and Wellness events workshops I am participating in this November and December. The Jewish Community Center Wellness Center in Woodbridge is offering an additional free Pain Free Living WellnessDay event on Sunday, November 17th that will allow you to learn about and sample elements of the many Wellness programs it offers. I will present a free Intro…Read More

  3. Simply Centering with Long deep Breathing

    Whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. What is soft is strong. Tao te Ching by Lao Tzu from WisdomQuotes.com For beginning Yoga and meditation students one of the  most disconcerting aspects of starting to turn inward to meditate is the shock of just how active and incessant the parade of thoughts is in our mind.  The busy and stressed out mind can seem t…Read More

  4. Keeping the Flame Burning Brightly

    As the Holiday season approaches for so many of us our already busy lives can become almost unmanageable. For some there are also underlying mental and emotional stress unique to the holidays that need to be managed. In these times the first challenge to our peace of mind can be finding the time to do what we need to remain balanced and manage these stresses in positive ways. As energy lags the id…Read More

  5. Reverse Yoga 3-part Breath—-Breathe Easy for Better Backs and Digestive Well-being

    When low back trouble, digestion or elimination problems persist it can often be the case that creating healthful and supportive changes requires a deeper, more nuanced approach.This allows us to better target the areas that are at the root of our difficulties. This can be especially the case when symptomatic approaches have failed to give lasting resolution to our problems. This  simple and subt…Read More

  6. Posture Therapy for Pain Relief, Optimal Movement and Well-being

    "Once you start approaching your body with curiosity rather than fear, everything shifts." Bessel A. van er kolk Strongwithpurpose.com  As someone who helps those who struggle with pain and movement problems the statement above is a good touchstone that reminds me of the miracle of the the body and self and often opens up a  clearer route to overcoming obstacles to fining solutions for those wit…Read More

  7. Align Your Posture—–Ease Your Pain, A complimentary workshop for Global Yoga Therapy Day, 2019

    Global Yoga Therapy Day Align Your Posture-----Ease Your Pain Experience the Role of Yoga Therapy in Understanding and Healing of the root causes of Chronic Pain, Balance and Movement Challenges Wednesday August 14, 2019 12:00-1:00PM Complimentary Talk and Demonstrations 1:00-2:00PM Q&A and Complimentary Posture Assessment Space is limited: for information or to register contact Alan at: 203.4…Read More

  8. Global Yoga Therapy Day, 8/14/19—Celebrating the Evolution of Yoga as Therapy

    th of the discipline of Yoga has been remarkable. From the early days of its emergence when local Over the last several decades the growteachers shared seemingly exotic Yoga poses directly from the books of seminal teaching pioneers s such as Lilias Folan and Richard Hittleman, to the influx of  ancient Yogic teachings from India through traditions introduced to the west in the 60's and 70's, al…Read More

  9. Seven Suggestions for Starting and Keeping Yoga and Self Care Practices in Your Life

    “You're never too old—or too young--to start practicing yoga!”Kathryn E. Livingston from Good Reads.com “Yoga practice begins as chore, becomes a habit and transforms into a joy” Ancient Yoga saying, Author unknown Developing a positive and healthy motivation for doing Yoga, Meditation or other Self-care practices may begin by seeking familiar goals—pain relief, getting git and flexibl…Read More

  10. Riding the Waves of Change—Finding Freedom and Flow Along the Way with Yoga And Meditation

    The Way is ever without action, Yet nothing is left undone. Lao Tze Tao te Ching Aphorism 37 (1) No matter our original goals and intentions in beginning our Yoga practice, the journey and destination may bring surprises along the way. As with anything worthwhile, when seeking something new in our lives challenges and obstacles will be there along with the successes and triumphs. Sometimes all thi…Read More