Reclined Twist Pose

21 10, 2018

October 16 Restore

2018-10-21T10:03:01+00:00

Restorative yoga facilitates the four conditions for relaxation: relaxing the muscles with support, quieting the responses caused by stress, quieting the mind, and finding a relaxed, smooth breath. Unlike sleep, where your mind and body are preoccupied with dreaming and tensing muscles, this style of yoga provides an opportunity to achieve all four of these [...]

October 16 Restore2018-10-21T10:03:01+00:00
13 01, 2017

January 10 Restore

2017-01-13T09:46:00+00:00

Velveteen PrinciplesAdvice from a Rabbit (On the Way to Being Real)I just finished unloading my books from an old relic of a bookshelf onto a new bookshelf, and came across a book that my mom gave me years ago but I never read - The Velveteen Principles, A Guide to Becoming Real by Toni Raiten-S'Antonio. [...]

January 10 Restore2017-01-13T09:46:00+00:00
20 10, 2016

October 18 Restore

2016-10-20T12:57:00+00:00

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+00:00
26 05, 2016

May 24 Restore

2016-05-26T16:31:00+00:00

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+00:00
21 05, 2016

May 17 Restore Series

2016-05-21T07:49:00+00:00

Feeling the Waves of my Breath (literally)I just had the most delicious, relaxing experience.  I floated for 90 minutes in a warm bath held up by over 800 pounds of Epsom salts and my breath.  This experience was brought to me by Halcyon Floats in Roxborough, http://www.halcyonfloats.com, a sensory-deprivation float tank spa.   I seized upon this [...]

May 17 Restore Series2016-05-21T07:49:00+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
20 11, 2014

November 18 Restore Series

2014-11-20T16:25:00+00:00

Brrr...Baby it's cold out there.  Deceivingly cold. From my warm house, I see sunshine, plenty of it.  So I go for a walk, round a corner in the neighborhood and wham the wind hits me.  Now I am warm again and grateful.  Grateful for the warmth of my home but also grateful for my brisk [...]

November 18 Restore Series2014-11-20T16:25:00+00:00
22 05, 2014

May 20 Restore Series

2014-05-22T12:13:00+00:00

Picture this...the way a driveway glistens after a rainfall, the somewhat random mowing pattern of my neighbor, which created a mosaic on his lawn, or how each bird call outside my window is not so random and done with intention.  I have been noticing the little things in my life this week and each of [...]

May 20 Restore Series2014-05-22T12:13:00+00:00
28 03, 2014

March 25 Restore Series

2014-03-28T10:04:00+00:00

Life is full of ups and downs like the weather, like the sun and the moon.  We have darkness and we have lightness.  The constant line in life is that there are ups and downs and we ride the curves finding a little peace, a little stillness, and a little balance.  These are our moments [...]

March 25 Restore Series2014-03-28T10:04:00+00:00
21 02, 2014

Feb. 18 Restore Series

2014-02-21T08:36:00+00:00

Ignoring irrelevant stuck back door, still wants in!Habituation - an organism is taught to ignore irrelevant stimulus (This article from the New Yorker, Dec. 23 & 30, 2013, The Intelligent Plant, got me thinking). The longer days have brought to light the many ways my life is habitual.  The Ugly (in my opinion) - I wake up, [...]

Feb. 18 Restore Series2014-02-21T08:36:00+00:00