1. 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

  2. Hanging on…. Keeping Yoga In Chaotic Times

    “Much of [Yoga/Meditation] practice is remembering, remembering the breath, remembering to be mindful, remembering our true nature and remembering the space it is all floating in” Stephen Levine, from “Guided Meditations, Explorations, and Healings”, Anchor Books, p172 Sometimes the difference between an agitated and stressful experience and one of calm, ease and even joy can be to "take a…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. Gratitude and Grace—Giving Thanks for Everything?!?

    "Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond."  Rumi  13th century Persian poet Yogis, meditation practitioners and travelers along the path toward healing of self have likely explored the concept of and practice of gratitude along they way. At this time of year especially much is written about the importance of having or practicing gratitude. One particular…Read More

  7. The Ground of Healing—Remembering the Deeper Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

    “Balance arises when we enter with mercy and awareness areas that have been withdrawn from in fear and anger. Healing is a rehabilitation of the deserted areas of the mind/body, a living of our whole life.”  Stephen Levine  Don’t just do something, sit there!”  Anonymous  Despite the recent explosion of Yoga in our consciousness, our busy lives continue to conspire to keep us harried, …Read More

  8. 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

  9. Getting Back Your Best Self with Yoga in 2017

    The New Year is upon us and for so many of us it is the time for re-setting goals and intentions for our self-care. Last year at this time I invited you to “Resolve to Evolve in 2016”. Now the question might be “How Goes the Evolution”? Please don’t be dismayed or discouraged if you don’t even remember what your resolutions were last year. With or without formal resolution our work i…Read More

  10. Focus To De-stress: Four Simple Steps to Cultivate Concentration for a More Powerful Mind and Peaceful Self

    With so many busy and stressful lives, meditation and mindfulness are very hot topics right now in the Yoga community as well as mainstream mental health, psychotherapeutic and medical worlds. As anyone who has practiced meditation for any length of time may attest, the hype is warranted. Also, more and more research is showing that the benefits of practice on mental and physical well-being is cle…Read More