Therapeutic Spinal Strip

23 05, 2017

May 16 and 23 Restore

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

To Be AwakeThe following excerpts were taken from The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo.  Enjoy!May 23 InspirationThere is always purpose in beingbut not always being in purposeHow easily we get caught up in defining who we are in relation to those around us. We first find ourselves alone in joy of what we're doing. [...]

May 16 and 23 Restore2017-12-30T13:03:42+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
21 01, 2016

January 19 Restore Series

2016-01-21T12:48:00+00:00

Happy DanceLast week, I shared with you the beginning of my journey to becoming a Yoga Therapist.  I never really did explain what Yoga Therapy is.  I want to share with you an article that came out this week explaining the difference between a yoga class and yoga therapy under the auspices of a Gentle [...]

January 19 Restore Series2016-01-21T12:48:00+00:00
3 09, 2015

September 1st Restore Series

2015-09-03T12:37:00+00:00

Serenity amongst the ruinsBienvenidos to your place for healing, relaxation, and time for you.  It is so good to be back in the restorative frame of mind again.  TransitionsSo many transitions are taking place right now.  An end to summer with shorter days, a beginning to a new school year for some, new jobs, new [...]

September 1st Restore Series2015-09-03T12:37:00+00:00
7 03, 2014

March 4 Restore Series

2014-03-07T09:15:00+00:00

A Sacral Humbling Tale   - About 4 weeks ago, I injured and overextended my sacral-illiac joint (SI Joint).  This is the area where the sacrum (5 fused vertebrae sit above the tailbone and below the lumbar spine) and the illium (the back crests of the pelvis) join. It has been painful to sit, stand, [...]

March 4 Restore Series2014-03-07T09:15:00+00:00
22 11, 2013

November 19 Restore Series

2013-11-22T09:27:00+00:00

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
19 06, 2013

June 18 Restore Series

2013-06-19T20:45:00+00:00

One summer 4 years ago, I was traveling back from Montreal via Vermont and about 4 hours away from home.  It was then I heard a story on NPR about the benefits of napping.  Very dangerous subject for someone on a long drive but interesting nonetheless which kept me alert.  I love napping but seem [...]

June 18 Restore Series2013-06-19T20:45:00+00:00
7 05, 2013

Somatic Flow & Restore (AKA Minimal Props All Warmed Up)

2013-05-07T19:56:00+00:00

This will be a first in a series of posts highlighting some of the poses from our twice-monthly Somatic Flow & Restore class at Moyo.  This is your chance to try out poses using a minimal number of props.  Always feel free to supplement the props with whatever makes you comfortable. This is an absolutely [...]

Somatic Flow & Restore (AKA Minimal Props All Warmed Up)2013-05-07T19:56:00+00:00
11 04, 2013

April 2 & 9 Restore Series

2013-04-11T16:34:00+00:00

I am finally beginning to feel that Spring has arrived and will remain for the duration of her season.  I think that I have transitioned.  Both Mother Nature and I took our own sweet time to change over from Winter.  I still had some winter projects to accomplish, and she had a few more cold, [...]

April 2 & 9 Restore Series2013-04-11T16:34:00+00:00