Mountain Brook Pose

30 11, 2018

November 26 Restore


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 [...]

November 26 Restore2018-11-30T13:39:15-05:00
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 1-19-182018-01-19T16:27:12-05:00
28 09, 2017

September 26


Advice from Ellen DeGeneresBrought to You by TearsEllen stopped by today (via an article in the Good Housekeeping Magazine, September 2017) to share some of her lessons on kindness.  This is resonating with me this week as I think about ways to help others locally and far away.  In my yoga classes, I've been sharing [...]

September 262017-12-30T13:03:42-05:00
12 05, 2017

May 9 Restore


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 Restore2017-12-30T13:03:42-05:00
16 02, 2017

February 14 Restore


MudraJnana Mudra - Gesture of Higher Knowledge for Awakening Clear SeeingThis is a mildly stimulating mudra for awakening the clear seeing through the power of witnessing and enhancing one-pointed concentration as well as giving you the ability to discern between the limitless true Self and the limited personality.Touch the fingertips of your index fingers to [...]

February 14 Restore2017-02-16T12:08:00-05:00
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 Restore2017-01-05T14:24:00-05:00
20 10, 2016

October 18 Restore


This too shall passSo why the photos of rug cleaner, paper towels and a sponge?  Isn't it obvious that we now have a puppy in our household?  Armed with these three things, I can get through this puppy "pee" stage.  But I just don't want to get through it. I want to thrive and be [...]

October 18 Restore2016-10-20T12:57:00-04:00
7 10, 2016

October 4 Restore


Another beautiful Autumn day here in eastern Pennsylvania.  Our friends and family in the Florida, Carolinas and Georgia may be having a different and more challenging day.  Send your thoughts, light, and love their way as they brace for Hurricane Matthew and the aftermath. There are so many in this world to offer our love [...]

October 4 Restore2016-10-07T09:37:00-04:00
26 05, 2016

May 24 Restore


My brain is fried. This blog post will be pictures taken in the past few months, that have inspired me.  Tapping into my inner photographer.Wildflowers of TexasThe BreathLions Breath (Simhasana)Sit comfortably either in Sukhasana (Easy Seat) or on your heels. Take a deep inhalation through the nose. Then simultaneously open your mouth wide and stretch your tongue [...]

May 24 Restore2016-05-26T16:31:00-04:00
25 03, 2016

March 22 Restore


 FLOWERS ARE BLOOMING EVERYWHERESpring transition means letting go of the old relationship, situation or event and making a new beginning. As spring leaves bud and flowers bloom, you, too, will find new energy to make a new beginning.Give yourself time alone. What do you need now? Think about what you want right now. What is waiting [...]

March 22 Restore2016-03-25T08:08:00-04:00
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