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 [...]
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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 [...]
Quite rapidly the weather has changed. Literally over night, the evening temperatures are down to the 40's and our daytime highs are in the upper 50's. Time to break out the warm clothes and cuddle. It is also time to practice being in the present moment. We can dwell in the place of wanting the [...]
Keep Peace in your Heart Treat others like you would want to be treated Surround those around you with love and send that love to those far away. The Foot Wrap Comfort, cozy, grounding. Poses Fish Pose Props: blankets or bolster, depending upon the amount of opening you desire. Neck roll, eye pillow. Benefits:stretches the chest [...]
Last week, I shared with each of you an abundance of yoga philosophy in the shape of the Yamas and Niyamas. I realized that implementing and practicing these virtues can be overwhelming. Maybe it is best to target one that you want to work on in your life for awhile. Practicing with one concept at [...]
September 11, 2001 "We will not forget" but will we forgive? I didn't lose anyone close to me in that horrible day and weeks, months afterward, so maybe it is easier for me to pose that question of forgiveness. The visit to Ground Zero was one of the most intense moments that I've had, as [...]