How Yoga Helps the Heart

It goes beyond the Cardiovascular System

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When I tell my yoga students we are going to focus on the Heart Chakra (Anahata in Sanscript), there is usually a sigh of relief.  We have worked our way through the physical Chakras of root, sacrum and… Continue reading

Are you a Warrior or a Servant? Exploring the Manipura Chakra

 Yellow flower wide shot manipura chakraThe Manipura Chakra is not only strength in your abdomen but also strength in  your convictions.

Are you a warrior or a servant? That is the one of the questions to ask yourself when exploring the Manipura Chakra, the third of the seven… Continue reading

Staying Healthy in September

Why is September so hard on many of us?

Letting Go Of Summer

 

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As we move from summer to fall, you may notice that your energy levels begin to change.  In both Traditional Chinese Medicine and in Indian Medicine known… Continue reading

Its a Wonderful Life

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I have been feeling like Jimmy Stewart in the movie It’s a Wonderful Life” !

This summer, I was given the chance to go back in time to visit my college roommate, my family, and my grade school friends and through this journey, I… Continue reading

The Follies of Youth and Ego

Andrea doing mountain brook on the matWhat are we trying to accomplish on the Yoga Mat?

It is not the Yoga Asana we want to perfect but the control over our minds and integration of our mind, body and breathe. When you are doing a yoga pose, maybe ask yourself this… Continue reading

Sea Glass and College Spirit provide the Creative Spark for new jewelry designs

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I am fortunate to be included in a team of designers nationwide that are asked periodically to showcase how to use cultured sea glass from ZnetShows. This summer’s on-line publication features all of my University of Florida spirit jewelry.  I made two pairs… Continue reading

Yoga, Essential Oils and Healthy Food when you are Vacationing

Andrea in front of the vehicleHow many times have you returned from vacation only to say, “I need a vacation after this vacation!”

Mark and the dogs in Paducah KentuckyIt is a tricky balancing act to have fun and still stay healthy when you are not in your own home, doing your own routine.  … Continue reading

The Joys of Teaching Magnified in Nature

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The greatest challenges offer the greatest rewards

Case in point, the week-long watershed education camp I directed at Happehatchee in June involving middle school age children.  Preparing for this camp kept me up for weeks.   You might be thinking “that’s not very… Continue reading

Let nature and positive young people sooth your soul

I am encouraged by the beauty of nature and openness and caring of many of our youth!

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How do you describe the curiosity of young people who are given the tools and guidance to figure out for themselves real world science or are allowed to… Continue reading

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