Belly Down with Hip Opener

23 03, 2019

March 19, 2019


  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 [...]

March 19, 20192019-03-23T10:54:15-04:00
31 03, 2018

Breath Practices for Easing Pain


I found this simple but effective method for using your breath to ease both chronic and acute pain. Just 4 things to remember.  Our habitual way of dealing with pain may be to tense up even further, or to absolutely ignore the sensations.  Our brain and our body are really intelligent and give us all [...]

Breath Practices for Easing Pain2018-03-31T10:44:14-04:00
5 10, 2017

October 3 Restore


An October WelcomeOctober just snuck in, sneaky little month.  I find myself still putting September dates on things like checks, written correspondence and my calendar entries.  And each day whips by like the tilt-a-wheel at the amusement park.  If it wasn't for my restorative yoga practice, I would not be able to slow down long [...]

October 3 Restore2017-12-30T13:03:42-05:00
24 03, 2017

March 21 Restore


With the last bits of snow dotting our landscape, we welcome Spring.  We celebrate regrowth from the dormancy of the winter months.  The winter is vital for our next season. In winter, we hunker down to dream, envision, and plan.  We draw our selves inward for self reflection and introspection.  We also give our bodies [...]

March 21 Restore2017-03-24T08:06:00-04:00
28 01, 2017

January 24 Restore


How cozy are these trees, draped in their blanket of snowA light snow falls this morningTiny angel flakes sliding in from the westI'm leaping, crouching, dancing aboutTrying to catch these little buggersNeighbors see this madwoman out thereDancing with the crystalsAnd think, "Aww to be free, to catch aNugget on my tongue or warm mittens".It's lovely [...]

January 24 Restore2017-01-28T12:01:00-05:00
7 05, 2016

May 3 Restore


I had a entirely different topic to cover in this blog but I think it was weather-induced, so I ditched it.  Instead, I will share my musings of my attachment to my hip popping.  Following both pregnancies and subsequent days/weeks/months/years holding my babies on one hip, for some time, I have experienced a popping sound [...]

May 3 Restore2016-05-07T08:28:00-04:00
14 01, 2016

January 12 Restore


What to expect when you are trying hard not to expect anything!A Group of Ruffians In one day, it will be one full month since my return from the yoga therapy training with Inner Peace. I feel that it is now time to reflect on my experiences.  Grab a comfortable seat and maybe a cup of [...]

January 12 Restore2016-01-14T21:19:00-05:00
30 09, 2015

September 29 Restore Series


I am clenching my what??  Jaw clenching, eyes straining, forehead furrowed. What are we to do?  Try these relaxation and strengthening techniques for the face.  They can be done any time of the day or right before savasana to deepen your relaxation. Work the muscles with facial yogaThe age-old concept of yoga for the face has [...]

September 29 Restore Series2015-09-30T20:01:00-04:00
29 05, 2015

May 26 Restore Series


Deepen your ExperienceWe hope that you enjoyed the poses and beautiful visualizations that Carmen led you through this week.  Visualizations are a wonderful way to go deeper within as your breath regulates, the muscles relax, you begin to focus better and the nervous system calms down.  If you would like to try out more of [...]

May 26 Restore Series2015-05-29T06:46:00-04:00
14 11, 2014

November 11 Restore Series


Driving in my car....I am loving the opportunity to learn more about myself right now. I don't always feel this way as I have become habitual in my ways or as we describe those of us in the older crowd, "Set in our ways".  When we become set, we don't always know how set we [...]

November 11 Restore Series2014-11-14T12:24:00-05:00
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