Enjoy this short but powerful restorative practice featured on the Home and Family Channel.Read More
The Yogalicious Blog
I've used variations of this practice for years and it is very effective for helping to create a tactile experience, a somatic experience, of what it feels like to sit with a soft, unguarded heart center. It brings us back and forth between physically posturing ourselves so our chest oscillates between over closing and over opening.Read More
JOIN ME FOR A FREE SPRING YOGA CLASS ALL SEASON! ONLINE!
This Spring Cleaning class designed to help you remove heaviness and invite in fresh energy - setting conditions for you to fully bloom into the season.
We'll flow through a short series of breath-based -chakra focused poses, rejuvenating restoratives, and an intention setting meditation that will leave you feeling bright and aligned with springs expanding energy.
You'll need a mat, two blocks, and two or three blankets.
Spring is ruled by the organs of liver and gallbladder, our main organs for cleansing and processing toxins. Our liver processes allergens that come from pollen and pollution, but if our liver is taxed, it has a hard time working as smoothly. It's time to give these organs a little break. Think of it like an oil change for your body.Read More
This past September, I went to an amazing music festival in Asbury Park: The Sea, Hear, Now Festival. I reveled in two longs days with some old and new favorite musicians - Ben Harper, G. Love and Special Sauce, Longhorne Slim, The Original Wailers, English Beat, Blondie, and many more. I was in heaven!Read More
Research has shown that Metta Meditation Increases Positive Emotions & Decreases Negative Emotions.
In a landmark study, Barbara Frederickson and her colleagues (Fredrickson, Cohn, Coffey, Pek, & Finkel, 2008) found that practicing seven weeks of lovingkindness meditation increased love, joy, contentment, gratitude, pride, hope, interest, amusement, and awe.Read More
Throughout my childhood and 20's I learned to endure his need for complete control. I bore his incessant irritability and shielded myself from his frequent bursts of anger. And, even while enduring him, I craved his approval and attention. I longed to feel more ease and love with him and around him, and of course within myself. In fact, it was this profound desire for peace and connection that fueled my journey deeper and deeper into the path of yoga.Read More
Most of us live a step (or many steps) in front of our bodies. We are in constant mental motion, sequestered in our heads. We tend to forget there is support underneath us; that we belong on the earth, in our bodies, with our breath.Read More
Change, self-initiated or not, moves us through a transition zone which creates a sense of groundlessness. The scary in-between state of letting to go of what we’ve always known and/or done to allow for something new (a new habit, pattern, way of thinking or acting) to emerge. It’s like being in flight between trapeze bars. It takes skill, dedication, and courage to relax and trust into this groundless state.Read More