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15 11, 2018

November 13 Restore

2018-11-15T20:08:50+00:00

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 [...]

November 13 Restore2018-11-15T20:08:50+00:00
5 04, 2018

Italy Bound 4-3-18

2018-04-05T19:23:32+00:00

I'm immersing myself in language comprehension, speed style.  With 3 days to go until my yoga retreat to Gubbio, Italy, I've got to work hard. But even if I don't know what I am saying or comprehend what is being said to me, I really like my attempts at the Italian accent. I think it [...]

Italy Bound 4-3-182018-04-05T19:23:32+00:00
15 02, 2018

Lake Effect 2-13-18

2018-02-15T17:25:28+00:00

Beautiful guided visualization from Carmen this week.  I was instantly transformed to this majestic scene.  I loved the smooth water and the image of the white swans swimming by with the slightest of ripples in the water.  I could feel myself being rocked gently.   In yoga, the use of guided imagery or visualization is [...]

Lake Effect 2-13-182018-02-15T17:25:28+00:00
16 11, 2017

November 14

2017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00

This blog entry begins with two videos, one on the sound of "OM" and the other a witty but poignant video by JP Sears on being your authentic "weird" self.  Enjoy!Why "OM"?Journal QuestionsWhat do you notice after you chant or hear "OM"?Is there any other word, sound that you feel something similar?Get Weird!Journal Questions:How did [...]

November 142017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00
11 09, 2017

September 5

2017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00

I am really out of the blogging habit after my summer hiatus.  It was a complete whirlwind of a summer beginning with four trips to some high altitude places - Chicago skyline, British Columbia, Colorado and Switzerland.  After almost two months of travel, I was ready to come home and find my roots.  My vegetable [...]

September 52017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00
12 05, 2017

May 9 Restore

2017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00

It may not seem like a true May spring out there to us but my allergies know it.  The Alternate Nostril Breath can help clear out those nasal passages making the stuffies subside. And try adding this 5 minute meditation to your day to release the stagnant air and bring in fresh energy. Brought to [...]

May 9 Restore2017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00
24 03, 2017

March 21 Restore

2017-03-24T08:06:00+00:00

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+00:00
9 02, 2017

February 7 Restore

2017-02-09T19:25:00+00:00

I suggest reading this article in Yoga Journal on a Buddhist approach to dealing with difficult times that may be out of your control. It is from Tara Brach's book, True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart. Click the link for the full article.http://www.yogajournal.com/article/philosophy/let-it-rain/In a nutshell, RAIN stands for R - Recognize what [...]

February 7 Restore2017-02-09T19:25:00+00:00
13 11, 2016

November 8 Restore

2016-11-13T21:19:00+00:00

One day at a timeThe PosesSupported Forward Fold with Legs Extended (Paschimottasana)Benefits: calming, gently stretches lower back, nice transition from the days activities.  A good pose to do if you need a few minutes break from your daily work, easy to do and easily accessible.  Good for headaches.  Breathing is easier since muscles of the respiratory [...]

November 8 Restore2016-11-13T21:19:00+00:00
29 09, 2016

Sept. 27 Restore

2016-09-29T11:26:00+00:00

What is in your Toolbox?Restorative Yoga can certainly be a yummy practice leaving you feeling warm, loved and safe.  But there may be times as life unfolds in our bodies, our thoughts, and in our deeper recesses of our being, that emotions and past scars rise to the top which makes the practice  downright difficult. [...]

Sept. 27 Restore2016-09-29T11:26:00+00:00