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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Welcome! It’s safe to land here.

Welcome! It’s safe to land here.

I recently had the opportunity to share Restorative Yoga with Mindful Magazine's Senior Editor, Kelle Walsh.

After our session we sat down to talk about -- the healing conditions that we cultivate for our body, mind and spirit - when we allow our bodies to be held, completely, by the support that is underneath our body and allow our breath to flow freely through us.

This meeting turned into a featured article in this month's Issue of Mindful Magazine. Here is just a short teaser of a deep and beautiful exploration of the practice that Kelle shares from her own experience.

The Magazine is available on newsstands all this month, and visit Mindful.org to practice a free soft belly breathing meditation with me.

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When a panic attack becomes a gift.

When a panic attack becomes a gift.

I came to learn that inside, I held buried feelings that came from growing up with a chronically ill and volatile father. I just was not aware of how deeply I was holding onto things...until I had the panic attack. What seemed to have happened, was that the trauma of losing my sister-in-law, who was around my age and a lot like me, was a trigger event for facing the vulnerability that I'd been suppressing for so long. 

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