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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
20 05, 2018

5-15-18 Coming Back

2018-05-20T20:48:39+00:00

I have been practicing a meditation to release negative energies that have been part of this lifetime as well as other lifetimes.  The first few days of the meditation this week reminded me of the first few days of a detox (see a much earlier blog).  I was easily triggered, short of patience, forgetful, lost, [...]

5-15-18 Coming Back2018-05-20T20:48:39+00:00
5 04, 2018

Italy Bound 4-3-18

2018-04-05T19:23:32+00:00

I'm immersing myself in language comprehension, speed style.  With 3 days to go until my yoga retreat to Gubbio, Italy, I've got to work hard. But even if I don't know what I am saying or comprehend what is being said to me, I really like my attempts at the Italian accent. I think it [...]

Italy Bound 4-3-182018-04-05T19:23:32+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
22 03, 2018

Snow Drift 3-22-18

2018-03-22T21:20:24+00:00

The first full day of spring, and we are almost knee deep in snow. How did you spend your snow day?   I frolicked with my dog and three other neighborhood dogs.  Pure joy!  I also watched two movies and spent as little of my time on my computer. I'll share with you [...]

Snow Drift 3-22-182018-03-22T21:20:24+00:00
22 02, 2018

Time for Transition 2-19-18

2018-02-22T16:16:43+00:00

It is a time for transition from our winter of hunkering down, preserving our energy, to one of coiled energy ready to spring from the earth.  You might be dabbling in both preservation and preparation for the coming spring.  The foods you eat may change slightly (less warming stews and soups) to ones with more [...]

Time for Transition 2-19-182018-02-22T16:16:43+00:00
15 02, 2018

Lake Effect 2-13-18

2018-02-15T17:25:28+00:00

Beautiful guided visualization from Carmen this week.  I was instantly transformed to this majestic scene.  I loved the smooth water and the image of the white swans swimming by with the slightest of ripples in the water.  I could feel myself being rocked gently.   In yoga, the use of guided imagery or visualization is [...]

Lake Effect 2-13-182018-02-15T17:25:28+00:00
7 02, 2018

Inspiration from My Favorite Teachers 2-6-18

2018-02-07T13:36:32+00:00

I am honored to admit that the inspiration for our Restore class this week came from two of my favorite teachers.  I'm going to make it easy on me and add a YouTube video from Jillian Pransky, which was the first inspiration and information on where you can find the delightful Yoga Nidra by Jennifer [...]

Inspiration from My Favorite Teachers 2-6-182018-02-07T13:36:32+00:00