The position of our head is of the utmost importance for just about everything. From how we move in life, how we see things, how our neck feels, the health of the nerves in our neck and face and so much more. We use this position frequently in many of our asanas. Practice this at home with a mirror especially after being on a computer. Read More
Following on the Heart Strings of Valentines day here is a section from my Rejuvenation Yoga booklet co-written with Amadea Morningstar the Ayurvedic Cookbook writer and guru!
4th CHAKRA: Anahata ~ Heart Center
Some of the yoga poses that enhance or support the 4th Chakra: Read More
Five Element Breaths, Cat-Cow, Seated Forward Bend, Shoulder Rolls, Gate Pose, Half Circle, Scissors Cross Heart Ha breath, Triangle, Triumphant Warrior, just to name a few!
This woodchopper pose is from Polarity Therapy and it activates our fire. It is so called because the posture mimics the action of chopping wood. Read More
This is one of my most favorite poses, because it not only uses all four limbs, our arms and legs equally (just like our furry friend it’s named after), it also activates us deeply in our center. Read More
Connecting with the Chakra system through personal growth experiences like Rejuvenation Yoga, meditation, or Conscious awareness dissolves stress more quickly and enhances the joy and ease of our life everyday. Read More
In Chair pose you can learn how much your back bends and where it bends. It is also a pose that may allow you to see and feel how well you are striking a balance between Steadiness (sthira) and ease (sukha). Read More
Keep in mind the energy of the full moon tends to EXPAND whatever we focus our attention on. Choose wisely. Read More
Most of us come to yoga seeking sanctuary. We realize how important it is to briefly step away from the demands of life and relax into a spacious quality of mind that allows us to be with ourselves as we are, without judgment. Insulated from the racket of demands and from the need to rush, we become quiet enough to hear the stirrings of our hearts. And in the act of accepting whatever we find there, we replenish our energy and inspiration. Accepting the truth of our selves, our hearts, our muscles, our level of energy in any given moment is the height of compassion, and practiced this way, yoga becomes an exercise in equanimity. Read More
“The Compassionate Backbend”, Yoga Journal, October 2004, p. 124