1. So Many Styles of Yoga… So Little Time

    Sticking with One Yoga Style vs. Doing a Variety of Yoga Styles It is now almost a given that practicing yoga is good for the mind and body. The practice of yoga combines deep breathing, meditation and physical exercise, which improves the health of the body while reducing stress and helping improve mental focus. Most students of Yoga come looking for one or more of theses particular benefits and …Read More

  2. Classic Yoga Cooling Breath

    In my Yoga classes this time of year we often integrate some breathing practices to help survive and thrive in the intense heat and humidity of the Connecticut summers. A mainstay of these practices is is the classic Yoga breath technique, Sitali Pranayama. The following is to serve as a reminder there are low tech ways to keep cool, and at the same time enjoy so many other benefits Yoga can brin…Read More

  3. From Healing to Happiness with Yoga and Yoga Therapy

    “Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the Yoga therapist, implements a personalized and evolving Yoga practice, that not only addresses the illness in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate his/her suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner. Depending upon the nature of the illness, Yoga therapy can not only be …Read More

  4. Cool, Calm and Collected with Yoga and Meditation

    Summer in the Connecticut Shoreline area is a time for a great escape. For many it is the chance to reclaim the outdoor activities and leisure time compromised by cold weather and busy personal and professional lives at other time of the year. Even as we seek to recreate with our favorite activities stress can remain lurking in the background  as is an unavoidable part of life. Even if you live i…Read More

  5. Simply Present and Stress Free

    Many Yogis and meditators view what we call stress to be the accumulation of tensions held in the body and mind. It is endemic to being human that our busy lifestyles or other issues may keep us from staying present and processing our experience as it arises. The result is a buildup of tensions and stress that more and more health experts are coming to agree have a direct negative impact on our lo…Read More

  6. The Way of Yoga for Your Healthy Body, Happy Mind, Peaceful Spirit

    “Health is wealth, Peace of mind is happiness, Yoga shows the way.” Swami Vishnudevananda Staying healthy and fit is a desire many people have, and those who practice yoga are no different. However, there is a premise that yoga alone can maintain good health, which may seem like more of a marketing gimmick than a viable, exercise conclusion. However, yoga is far more than an exercise or sport.…Read More

  7. Getting Into the Flow with Yoga

    The typical experience of many people as they begin learning Yoga initially is that of learning and practicing particular formal Yoga poses and other breathing and meditation techniques, self consciously evaluating their progress with reference to some criteria based upon the instruction or system from which we are studying..In this way safe fundamentals of movement and the higher practices of Yog…Read More

  8. Posture Alignment and Your Well Being – A New Stance Against the Problem of Pain and Movement Limitations

    Taking a New Stance on Your Fitness and Health The early February Posture and Pain workshop was postponed due to the snowstorm. I am rescheduling theAlign your Posture Ease Your Pain workshop for Saturday, April 13th. If you or someone you love are trapped in a cycle of pain and limitation this workshop may help.I do this work because I have found in many cases the missing piece to the recovery p…Read More

  9. Yoga and Your “Real Life”

    So How Can I Fit Yoga Into My Life? Over the years of teaching Yoga I have found that one fundamental dilemma students for whom yoga resonates deeply have is how to fit such a satisfying and important self-care practice in a busy life. Many begin by enjoying the once or twice a week class experience, and then integrate the basic tools of stress relief and the other hints and habits of self-care wi…Read More

  10. Creating Intentions to Steer Your Course in Yoga

    In every season and every Yoga session we have an opportunity to reassess our needs and interest and direction of our yoga practice. As we begin the New Year the setting of one or more intentions can be what will direct and guide you through to that which you seek. Often at the beginning of a Yoga class series, I invite student’s to look within to get clear on the direction they wish to move …Read More