SOS Tools to Help Ease Tension and Find Relief During Those Tough Times

SOS Tools to Help Ease Tension and Find Relief During Those Tough Times

In my new show, Yoga For Anxiety on Yoga Anytime we explore simple movements, slow mindful flowing yoga, breathing practices, restorative yoga, meditation, conscious relaxation, and 1-minute SOS tools to help ease tension and find relief during those tough times. These practical tools and techniques will help you feel more grounded, calm, and present.

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Change is Inevitable, Growth is Optional

Change is Inevitable, Growth is Optional

September races in, pushing us to a starting line.  We launch eagerly into new commitments and rededicate ourselves to routine. Yet, along with the excitement of what is to come, we may also experience nostalgia, and sometimes anxiety for what we leave behind. While it is a time of new beginnings, it is also a time of letting go and release. For me, September has always felt profound in this way, offering both a time for change and reconnection; good-bye and hello, transition and transformation. In short, autumn is a masterful teacher of change and transition.

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Clean Up And Slow Down: A 4-step Ayurvedic Autumn Detox Plan

Clean Up And Slow Down: A 4-step Ayurvedic Autumn Detox Plan

Detoxing in the fall may sound counterintuitive. After all, spring—Ayurveda’s other optimal time to detox—is our cultural cleaning season, whereas autumn feels like a time to hunker down and get back to work.

“In the spring, it’s about shaking off the weight of winter and getting revved up for summer, and we’re good at that,” says Ayurvedic consultant Scott Blossom. 

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Cool and calm down in only 5 minutes: Practice Now (and beyond)

Cool and calm down in only 5 minutes: Practice Now (and beyond)

Enjoy the summer and stay cool. Let go of stress with this simple yet powerful practice. After just five minutes, you’ll feel relaxed, refreshed, and ready to focus on your day with renewed clarity. Watch now.

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FREE Summer Solstice Practice

Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe Me.’ Look what happens with a love like that, it lights up the whole sky.
— Hafiz
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Join me and Yoga Journal for this FREE one hour practice integrating a mindful slow flow and deeply restorative relaxation practice that will invite us to savor and receive the sun's vibrant healing energy.


Yogis have long practiced aligning with the life giving force the sun, Surya, and expressing reverence for it’s gifts of beauty. In this profound yet simple sequence, we will pause for a deeper clearing stagnant energy making more space for your inner radiance and creative energy to glow and flow.

Props Needed: 2-3 blankets and two blocks. And a pillow.

(If you don't have yoga blanket - large beach towels would be great)

The Heart Whisperer: Sweet Breath

The Heart Whisperer: Sweet Breath

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. 

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Spring Cleaning Class: Rejuvenation and Renewal (1-hour class)

 Spring Cleaning Class: Rejuvenation and Renewal (1-hour class)

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.

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8 Steps to Spring Clean Your Organs

8 Steps to Spring Clean Your Organs

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.

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