1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Cool, Calm, and Focused — Ujjayi Breath for Victory Over Stress

    When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath. ~Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika(1) Ujjayi means victory and in Yoga, victory refers to gaining inner freedom and mastery over ourselves. Ujjayi can be a practice that supports re-gaining control and focus …Read More

  6. Holiday Possibilities—5 Ways Yoga Can Help Us Thrive in Stressful Times

    In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision. – The Dalai Lama(1) It may seem early to say this but the holidays are coming up sooner than we think! Whether this statement produces anticipation or dread is more a matter of our choices and attitude than many believe. Of course, there are seemingly endless obligations and duties, added expenses and that dreaded “co…Read More

  7. Backwards Breathing–A Soothing Breath for Belly and Back

    Low back trouble, digestion or elimination problems? Here a simple breathing and imagery exercise to help soothe and relax you. ***Most Yogic breathing emphasizes techniques are designed to move prana(vital energy) to energize and fuel asana(posture and meditative) practices. When using breath in a more targeted way we can address the specific component(Vayu or wind) of energy that moves within di…Read More

  8. Wiser Ways Toward Wellness: The Yoga of Caring For Ourselves Across the Seasons of Life

    We are in a continual healing cycle. We are such perfect machines, that our body and mind are healing as we breath and as our hearts beat. While we sleep, our bodies are free to do their job. Most of the time, though, the healing process needs our conscious help. In order to keep our bodies and minds operating in their top form, we need to do a lot of work ourselves.(1)                   …Read More

  9. Keep It Growing–Yoga for the Rest of Your Life

    "The Only Constant is Change"         Common traditional Buddhist Axiom, One of the most amazing aspects of a vital Yoga and meditation practice is realizing its ability to evolve to serve our needs and goals throughout the lifespan. As our needs change with age or other circumstances, so may what we do to meet them. Over the last few years the discipline of Yoga itself has changed beyond imag…Read More

  10. Resolve to Be Resilient in 2018–5 Hints to Creating the Habits that Heal

     “Loving ourselves calls us to give up the illusion that we can control everything and focuses us on building our inner resource of resilience.” ― Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection(1) The practices of Yoga and meditation are tried and true in their benefits to our health and well-being. We can find research to validate this statement across many the many dimensions…Read More