Legs Up the Wall

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+00:00
16 03, 2018

Inspiration from all corners of the universe 3-13-18


The universe is inspiring and conspiring.  A nexus is happening within me - of things coming together.  At the end of 2017, it seemed that my life was unraveling, changing at a violent speed.  I trudged on, the fighter that I am. But I knew that being strong was good in the short term but [...]

Inspiration from all corners of the universe 3-13-182018-03-16T10:20:26+00:00
19 01, 2018

The Gunas are Coming 1-19-18


Do you remember that movie The Goonies, an adventure comedy flick.  Well in yoga, we have our own version of the gunas.  These are the states of being in our mind and tie us to our ego.  We can be more affected by one type of guna at one time and another at a different [...]

The Gunas are Coming 1-19-182018-01-19T16:27:12+00:00
5 01, 2017

January 3 Restore


Ganesha - The Remover of ObstaclesWe began our first class of the New Year on the right foot as does Ganesha - the elephant deity.  I pulled the Ganesha Mudra from the book of Mudras  for Healing and Transformation by Joseph and Lilian Le Page (Integrative Yoga Therapy, 2nd Edition, 2014).  Listen to the recorded [...]

January 3 Restore2017-01-05T14:24:00+00:00
2 12, 2016

November 29 Restore


Versace's Golden Throne i.e. Comfort and EaseDeep Thoughts not Deep PocketsWithin the past two weeks, I have been a driven Christmas shopper.  I cringe as I think about my credit card bill at month's end. I have savings for but it still will be a jaw dropper.  As I have been gathering gifts for others [...]

November 29 Restore2016-12-02T10:00:00+00:00
8 09, 2016

Restore Sept. 6


Books, pencils, folders, oh my!  Yes, we hit Staples this year and contrary to the ad on TV, I did not dance through the aisles.  The summer flew by, the days and nights melded into each other, - as one long sigh.  The earth letting the weight of its layers lie even heavier.  Awakening to [...]

Restore Sept. 62016-09-08T12:04:00+00:00
17 03, 2016

March 15 Restore


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
23 01, 2015

January 20 Restore Series


A Portal to Being PresentI have this crazy feeling of claustrophobia in my walk-in closet at home.  It matters not if I am alone or there is someone else in there with me, I still can feel it.  My forays into the closet have to happen quickly or a tightness begins around my throat.   Surprisingly, [...]

January 20 Restore Series2015-01-23T09:34:00+00:00
5 02, 2014

Feb. 4 Restore Series


Waiting for our next foster dog. Tails a-waggin'. I tasted an icicle hanging from its branch today and it was so yummy.  What a treat to myself after clearing the heavy slush from our driveway, my neighbors car and our sidewalks.  Now I have packed it in for the night and hope to treat myself to [...]

Feb. 4 Restore Series2014-02-05T17:28:00+00:00
22 11, 2013

November 19 Restore Series


So yesterday, I had the wonderful opportunity to take a yoga class at the Perelman Center at Penn.  This class was taught by a very knowledgeable and loving instructor, Tali.  She mindfully guided her students in the simplest of poses with attention to using all of their muscles, breath, core and alignment.  And I was [...]

November 19 Restore Series2013-11-22T09:27:00+00:00