Starfish Savasana

7 09, 2018

September 4 Restore – Coming Home

2018-09-07T09:57:39+00:00

What a wonderful feeling to return to the practice of restorative. It felt like coming home to the teachings of this practice and a homecoming itself as each of the students returned. What does it really mean to you to come home? In the yogic perspective, it may be that bliss state of Samadhi. The [...]

September 4 Restore – Coming Home2018-09-07T09:57:39+00:00
15 06, 2017

June 13 Restore

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

BIJAThe seed mantra These are powerful one-syllable mantras for calling forth what you want.  They are energy in their own right, in just repeating them.  They also may be easier to call up when you need a certain mantra in your life.Bijas can be chanted over and over again for 5-10 minutes. Try for 10 days [...]

June 13 Restore2017-12-30T13:03:42+00:00
21 04, 2017

April 18 Restore

2017-12-30T13:03:50+00:00

Everywhere that I look is celebration.  Within our domestic household, we celebrated Easter and rebirth and then a few days later my youngest made her turn into a teenager.  Outside, I see all kinds of celebration with the very Irish green grass growing at an alarming rate and the nodding tulips hiding their true colors [...]

April 18 Restore2017-12-30T13:03:50+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
23 09, 2016

Sept. 20 Restore

2016-09-23T10:38:00+00:00

Satchiananda at Woodstock - Opening Ceremonies4 days post-training and I am still feeling the love.  I spent 6 days at Yogaville in Virginia with the beloved Nischala Joy Devi, immersing myself in Healing Relationships.  This program is an essential part of my training as a yoga therapist.  This being my first foray into the practice [...]

Sept. 20 Restore2016-09-23T10:38:00+00:00
20 11, 2015

November 17 Restore Series

2015-11-20T09:21:00+00:00

Here - PresentSo with the monks gone and the last bit of colorful sand swept up by the brooms and the creek's current, the studio seems a bit empty.  The whole idea of the mandala was about impermenance and non-attachment to things, people, ideas.  The dissolution ceremony was beautiful, moving and ended in a swirling [...]

November 17 Restore Series2015-11-20T09:21:00+00:00
12 05, 2015

May 5 Restore Series

2015-05-12T06:25:00+00:00

The ElementsETHERFIREAIREARTHWATERWhy place importance on the 5 Elements?  Check back for next blog to find out.........The PosesSupported Childs PoseProps: bolster, one blocks, 2-3 blankets, neck roll for foreheadBenefits: Gently stretches the lower back, relieves shoulder tension and quiets the mind.  Give a sense of security. Feeling support and release. Gently lengthens the legs.Extras:sandbag for sacrumPlace bolster on the [...]

May 5 Restore Series2015-05-12T06:25:00+00:00
17 04, 2015

April 13 Restore Series

2015-04-17T08:17:00+00:00

My head feels like a ping pong game.  This is my vata being off balance.  My dosha is normally very spacious giving me room to be present and take inspiration from all around me. Not so much right now. My mind still creates but instead of inspiration, it causes me perspiration.  Did I say my [...]

April 13 Restore Series2015-04-17T08:17:00+00:00
27 03, 2015

March 24 Restore Series

2015-03-27T15:23:00+00:00

In our class this week, we discussed the use of touch in healing. Carmen has written a wonderful introduction to another modality used in healing that uses the power of energy.  Enjoy!What is Reiki?By Guest Blogger, Carmen MolinaMany people have asked this question.  Is it somethingmystical, foreign, mysterious, spiritual, is it a religion?Reiki is a [...]

March 24 Restore Series2015-03-27T15:23:00+00:00