Childs Pose

14 12, 2018

December 11 Restore

2018-12-14T10:24:31+00:00

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 [...]

December 11 Restore2018-12-14T10:24:31+00:00
13 10, 2018

October 9 Restore

2018-10-13T16:56:11+00:00

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 [...]

October 9 Restore2018-10-13T16:56:11+00:00
13 10, 2018

September 25 Restore

2018-10-13T16:34:46+00:00

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 [...]

September 25 Restore2018-10-13T16:34:46+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
7 12, 2017

December 7

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

Home for the HolidaysRemembering my Pop Pop Mullins on this day. A true Navy man, in it for life.  He served onboard one of the ships at Pearl Harbor and made it to shore safely.  One of the lucky ones. So while I am proud of him for his service to our country, I also [...]

December 72017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00
2 04, 2017

March 28 & 30 Restore

2017-04-02T08:55:00+00:00

The Art of Letting GoI fancy myself an artist, any type of medium will do from the canvas, a piece of clay, photography, cooking, voice or beating my drum.  But there is one art that I have a difficult time envisioning me doing - and that is Letting Go.Artists may be born with natural talent [...]

March 28 & 30 Restore2017-04-02T08:55:00+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
14 06, 2016

June 14 Restore

2016-06-14T18:53:00+00:00

This has been a pretty rough week thus far.  I don't need to rehash why.  But where does one turn when the world seems a pretty rotten place.  How do we heal ourselves and others?  First step is inward and then outward.Our approach to the inner realm must be slow, gentle and filled with compassion [...]

June 14 Restore2016-06-14T18:53:00+00:00
1 05, 2016

April 26 Restore

2016-05-01T18:52:00+00:00

Graduation Day - receiving my 500 hour certificateI felt so welcomed by everyone in the class on Tuesday. It certainly made my transition home much easier.  The two weeks of yoga therapy training were much more intense than I could have ever predicted. Our subject matter consisted of Yoga for Depression and Anxiety, Grief, Pain, [...]

April 26 Restore2016-05-01T18:52:00+00:00
17 03, 2016

March 15 Restore

2016-03-17T16:10:00+00:00

The ChakrasThe theme of our last class was the Muladhara or root chakra. The poses grounded us to help stabilize our nervous system. I used the elements of this chakra to guide you to a deeper, fuller experience in the restorative pose.  It dawned on me later that afternoon, that perhaps the chakra system is [...]

March 15 Restore2016-03-17T16:10:00+00:00