Having a gratitude practice can be a great way to stay in the moment. It’s hard to be worrying about the past or the future when you are purposely remembering all that you have to be grateful for now. A meditation practice is one of the best ways to practice being in the moment and … Read more ›
Last week during a late April snow like the one we are experiencing, again, today, my husband and I noticed a whole heck of a lot more robins hanging out together. Did you notice it too? All the birds you see in the two photos below are robins!
Normally you’ll see robins singularly, … Read more ›
My husband and I were traveling back home after a wonderful visit with my step-mom a few weeks ago. As we waited in the Orlando airport, I walked past several kiosks.There was a kiosk filled with the usual jewelry and other tourist items, and then I saw the scarves.
There’s something about scarves, isn’t there? … Read more ›
Do you use mala beads in your meditation? I didn’t at first, but then found one that “spoke” to me at a yard sale, of all things. It is made of carnelian and red agate stones ranging from deep, dark reddish brown to light caramel colored stones. I have a fetish for stones and crystals. … Read more ›
After a few days of below zero temps with even lower wind chills, are you ready for some skin soothers? The following comes from my Facial exercise, Acupressure and Self-Massage workshop. You can do the following short meditation in your own favorite seated position—be it “easy seated pose” or on a chair.
Experiment with the … Read more ›
Last week I shared suggestions for a New Year’s themed yoga class starting with the standing series. I promised I’d do the floor series this week. Hope you enjoy.
Back Bend Series:
Cobra, Locust, Bow poses: Back bends open your heart chakra area and let the Universe know you are open to receive—“baring your … Read more ›
Use your yoga practice to focus on your goals, intentions, and aspirations for the New Year! Here are some suggestions for the standing series of a yoga class:
Child’s Pose: Remember the baby in the diaper as a depiction for the New Year? That’s you as you start in child’s pose. Your new beginning awaits … Read more ›
As we continue to grieve and heal from the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, I would like to take this opportunity to express what I see tragedy to do to the energetic anatomy of the human being.
Your heart is encased inside your ribcage, protected, and sometimes even cloistered. This implies … Read more ›
Many of us choose to celebrate Halloween as a light-hearted, fun time for costumes and trick or treating. We can have some fun “trying on” a different persona. Be creative! That’s the second chakra—the sacral chakra. Its color is orange and it is the seat of our creativity and our passions. The sacral … Read more ›
This past weekend I took a “working with the chakras” yoga class. Part of the break-out sessions included coloring the yantra for an assigned chakra using crayons. What’s a yantra? Each chakra has a yantra or image associated with it that can be the focus of your meditation when working on a specific chakra. For … Read more ›