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 [...]
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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 [...]
My gift to you this season is this recording that I made. It is a progressive relaxation audio. I hope that you enjoy!
Christmas Joy D857CCE1-A171-49D1-8AE9-3EAA73F3E594 (click this link for colorful Christmas lights, goofiness and music). We are back in business. I've dropped the ball in updating my website programs and suffered the dreaded look of a website gone mad. Technology used to be my forfeit but I am not sure where I fell behind. I marvel at the [...]
Happy Post-Thanksgiving to All, We've been blessed with this practice of restoratives offered up through many teachers and many traditions. I am grateful for their teachings which they've shared over the years. Here is a smattering of those who've influenced me and my teachings. My students, my clients, Jillian Pransky, Judith Lassater, Sara Duke, Carmen [...]
The first winter storm has arrived and thankfully, I can hunker down at home during the worst of it. I've adopted my winter wardrobe consisting of slippers, PJ bottoms, no bra (of course), layers of long sleeve shirts and sweaters, and a scarf. I keep up this glamorous appearance until all vestiges of winter are [...]
I am gobbling up books like tasty morsels lately. My latest find is Jillian Pransky's book, Deep Listening. In this book, she provides techniques for going inward toward our inner landscape, remain there is peace and then move this peacefulness into our outer landscape. All delivered in her Jillian voice. What do I mean by [...]
Book Review True Yoga or How to Bring the Yoga Sutras Alive This incredible book by my friend and colleague Jennie Lee, is a practical, spiritual guidebook into the Yoga Sutras. The Yoga Sutras are the foundation for how we are in this world and how we are with ourselves. We practice asana (poses), breathing, meditation, [...]
Restorative yoga facilitates the four conditions for relaxation: relaxing the muscles with support, quieting the responses caused by stress, quieting the mind, and finding a relaxed, smooth breath. Unlike sleep, where your mind and body are preoccupied with dreaming and tensing muscles, this style of yoga provides an opportunity to achieve all four of these [...]