1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. A Deeper Healing Through Yoga, Movement and Meditative Therapies

    Yoga Therapy as Your Deeper Solution In my previous post I outlined some very basic ways to avoid the pitfalls many experience in the beginning of their search for a Yoga class that is right for them. Here we address more significant concern as it relates to those who are sensing or have been suggested to that Yoga, Meditation or another allied wholistic practices may be part of a plan to most e…Read More

  7. Overcoming Obsatcles on the the Way—-Discovering Freedom and Joy in Yoga From Inside Out

    When we do not expect anything we can be ourselves. That is our way, to live fully in each moment of time. Shunryu Suzki The aims and goals we bring to Yoga for any of us may differ in so many ways. Weight loss, physical flexibility, strength, help with mental stress or physical pain or other difficulties are common areas of concern. It continues to amaze me how Yoga can help with so many disparat…Read More

  8. What is Postural Therapy?

    Posture is not only about looking confident. It has to do with the health of your whole body. Many times, when a person has poor posture, it can result in pain and discomfort. There are many issues that present themselves when the body habitually moves in ways it wasn't designed . When we make it a habit of maintaining incorrect posture, over time, the body will compensate to make sure it can…Read More

  9. Pain Free at Play—The Way of Posture and Function Back to the Games You Love

    Summer is time of year those of us of the New Haven and Connecticut shoreline area have the most opportunity to relax and enjoy our favorite games and activities. Family picnics, weekend golf or company softball games, rousing games of basketball or tennis, hiking, and all other sorts of activities are for so many of us a way recreation and relaxation. We are re-created by bringing all m…Read More

  10. Loving Your Limits to Transform Them the Easy(er) Way

    “Your skill in yoga has little to do with your degree of flexibility or where your edges happen to be. Rather, it is a function of how sensitively you play your edges, no matter where they are….The practice becomes one of be relaxed and willing at your deeper edges; and this isn’t necessarily easy.” Erich Schiffman For some people starting new things seems to be a breeze.  It appears that…Read More