1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 5 Reasons Letting Things Be Simple and Easy Isn’t Always So Simple. and Easy —- And How Yoga and Meditation Can Help

    “Don’t just do something, sit there.” – Sylvia Boorstein--i Buddhist teacher and author (1) Despite the recent explosion of the disciplines of Yoga, meditation, and the allied healing arts into our consciousness, our busy lives continue to conspire to keep us harried, over stressed, and out of touch with the value of having a strong connection to our inner lives. In some way the digital ag…Read More

  10. Making Your Resolutions Last: Creating Community to Become Your Best in 2019

    “Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller(1) As we begin this season of resolutions and renewal, optimism about making a healthful or other positive change may be mixed with doubt or skepticism. The enthusiasm that sets us on the path to our goals can be a great starting point toward overcoming those negative thoughts that could undermine us before we even begi…Read More