Nesting Side-Lying Pose

14 09, 2018

September 11 Restore – Remembrance

2018-09-21T13:38:40+00:00

September 11, 2001 "We will not forget" but will we forgive?  I didn't lose anyone close to me in that horrible day and weeks, months afterward, so maybe it is easier for me to pose that question of forgiveness. The visit to Ground Zero was one of the most intense moments that I've had, as [...]

September 11 Restore – Remembrance2018-09-21T13:38:40+00:00
28 05, 2018

5-4-18 Inward Spirals

2018-05-28T11:18:16+00:00

I don't think in my own case, there is a straight trajectory to becoming still. For me, it is a series of fits and starts and just as I think I got it, I don't have it. But each and every time that I touch the stillness (which I believe is my true essence, akin [...]

5-4-18 Inward Spirals2018-05-28T11:18:16+00:00
31 03, 2018

Breath Practices for Easing Pain

2018-03-31T10:44:14+00:00

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
7 04, 2017

April 4 Restore

2017-04-07T07:58:00+00:00

5 Uplifting Affirmations to Inspire Your Yoga PracticeYOU MIGHT LIKE THIS TOO10 Mantras To Inspire HappinessI’ve got great news, yogi friends! You know how you feel amazing after practicing yoga? Well, you can actually direct all that awesome energy you cultivate on the mat towards a specific area of your life you want to improve. [...]

April 4 Restore2017-04-07T07:58:00+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
19 01, 2017

January 17 Restore

2017-01-19T15:32:00+00:00

What a delicious practice it was this past Tuesday.  Carmen invited me to join you in the first restorative pose and I felt so grounded from there on.  I thought about energy as I relaxed in the Therapeutic Spinal pose and how we can manage our energy using such practices like restorative and breathing.  What [...]

January 17 Restore2017-01-19T15:32:00+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
12 05, 2016

May 10 Restore

2016-05-12T10:36:00+00:00

Mountain Pose - Tadasana Alignment in RestorativesYou may have heard Carmen and I cue, from time to time, to bring your body into a Tadasana alignment for restoratives.  What does this mean and how is this beneficial?  Here is the low down on this alignment cue.The benefits of Tadasana alignment are calming and clearing for [...]

May 10 Restore2016-05-12T10:36:00+00:00
5 02, 2016

February 2 Restore Blog

2016-02-05T17:28:00+00:00

1.1 With humility (an open heart and mind) we embrace the sacred study of yoga.The Yoga Sutras - Pulling it all togetherDuring class this week, I shared with you the first sutra of the Yoga Sutras. This first sutra is a wonderful way to begin this month of opening our heart.  Many of you asked [...]

February 2 Restore Blog2016-02-05T17:28:00+00:00