Taking restorative to the next level means bringing it onto the mat and into your life. Restorative 201 features simple, short practices designed to integrate into your day easily and immediately. Each week you will receive a new module of lessons that offer skills which progress, like stepping-stones, from one to the next. Go at your own pace and keep calm to carry on.Read More
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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.Read More
Tension has a psycho-neurological component. We need to realize that our bodies respond to everything we hear and experience around us, as well as to what we think and experience on the inside. Every time we don’t feel okay about something, we tense up in our body and it doesn’t release until we feel grounded, slow down, take a deep breath, and soften our body. Our tension can be from an hour ago or a decade ago. What makes a difference is how we meet our tension.Read More
In Summer time there is so much opportunity and invitations to run around and do more. It is easy to forget, that even when it is easy to be 'expansive' we still need to balance all the "doing" with some simply "being".Read More
And I'd like to pass on a gift to you... I am sharing some of the books that have truly gifted me with insight, healing, wisdom, and growth. It's only my short list... and my recommendations for your summer reading list.Read More
Truth be told, many students in my weekly class also share that the balance they may create in their morning practice, can be gone shortly after they step off their mat and turn on their iPhone. They are longing to feel the effect of their yoga in more areas of their life - but don't quite know how to bring their practice into their daily life. Here’s a program a “real life” retreat you can do at home.Read More
Come join me to align with nature and savor winter’s gifts as you let go, and kindle your inner glow. In the cold months, the earth stops producing and replenishes its energy reserves. We, too, need to slow down, turn inward, and recharge.Read More
Join me at 8am on Thanksgiving for a short early morning relaxation for gratitude.
We will pause, let the earth hold us, and our breath fill us. Turn inward to greet and welcome ourselves, to offer ourselves a gesture of kindness. We will create a safe space inside, so that we can meet our day, our dear ones, and all others - from a place of calmness, clarity, and compassion.Read More
Many mindfulness teachers point to the Chinese character for listening as an instruction manual for how to listen. The character is made up of brushstrokes that represent several elements: At the top are the signs for ear and eye; the sign for undivided attention sits in the middle; and it’s all held at the bottom by the symbol for heart.Read More