OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti Putting on the oxygen mask first to yourself. I shared with you in class this week, my own chanting to the peace within, sending peace to others and to the universe. See some of the other yogic words that you might hear in your classes. 5 Sanskrit Words Every Yogi Should [...]
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Shed Those Shoes: Being Barefoot Benefits Brain Development and More By: Rae Pica It drove my mother crazy when I went barefoot as a kid. Still does, because I’m in stocking feet in the fall and winter and barefoot the rest of the time! I can’t stand the confinement of shoes. And I’ve long been [...]
Daily Sadhana for The Yoga Therapist (and anyone) By Michele LawrenceMarch 23, 2019 When it comes to the practice of yoga, teachers are often revered as having some kind of super-human powers. Capabilities beyond that of the average person, yogis are sometimes thought to be able to twist into incredible pretzels, chant om for [...]
. Signs of spring from my front yard... Stress comes in many forms. And unbeknownst to me and many, it can surface in many forms. I counted myself recently, as one of the lesser stressed people with all of my practices to calm my body, my mind and my energy. But my stress or [...]
I am sharing some personal news that I have recently been given, which based on my current perspective, is not all that bad. I think yoga and some of my spiritual practices have greatly influenced my outlook. I was recently diagnosed with colon cancer and some lymph nodes may also be affected. I went for [...]
So many poses to choose from in this week's blog. Have your pick of the litter for 10-15 minutes each day. I swear by this practice for regaining balance, calming the nervous system, healing, focus and concentration and self-love. You have plenty to do so take some inspiration from these poses and yourself and get [...]
I mentioned in class this week the power of Ujjayi breath. Our fellow teacher and all around wonderful friend, Jesse shared this article on this breath in his Facebook page. I hope that it gives you more insight into all of the physiological, mental and emotional benefits of the breath. THE POWER AND MYSTICISM [...]
The Unspoken Thank You I recently had a conversation with my youngest daughter about the importance of gratitude. I was wondering where I had failed as a parent because in the past few years, I've noticed that my girls do not say "Thank you" or send Thank you notes. It has always been an important [...]
The Kripalu Effect Cover your ears if you are sensitive to TMI, but there exists something called the "Kripalu Effect". The first signs are eating way too much at their delicious and nutritious meals in their dining hall. Then you begin to feel the bloated "I've eaten too many beans and veggies" feeling, which could [...]
Land in this mess, get dirty, notice the places that are not dirty, get them dirty, lay in the muck, and when it is time to rise, shine your bright self forward dirt and all.... I absolutely love the acronym that my teacher, Jillian Pransky, gave to landing. LARLAR It sounds either Norwegian or Icelandic [...]