Do You Use Affirmations?

Do You Use Affirmations?

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times in Balancing the Throat Chakra Ancient yogis believed the Throat Chakra to be so important that it had the most Lotus petals in the representation of it than any other lower Chakras (the Crown Chakra is represented with 1000 petals of...
There Is More Than One Way to Meditate!

There Is More Than One Way to Meditate!

12 Scientifically Studied Benefits of Meditation Improves sleep Helps control pain Reduces feelings of stress and release of cortisol, the stress hormone Controls anxiety Decreases blood pressure Promotes emotional health Enhances self-awareness Lengthens attention...
Mudras and all their Surprising Health Benefits

Mudras and all their Surprising Health Benefits

What is a Mudra and Why You Should Care? Has your yoga teacher ever asked you to put your thumb tip against your index finger and rest that on the lap either facing up or down?  He or she may have even told you that you were practicing Gyana or Chin Mudra, also known...
Can We Make Safe and Social Part of the New Normal??

Can We Make Safe and Social Part of the New Normal??

What Does Normalcy Feel to You? Stop reading for a moment and close your eyes and sense this in your body. For me, it feels energetic and relaxed at the same time.  This weekend I got a taste of normalcy having one of my children, Daniel, and his significant other,...
World Mental Health Day Renamed

World Mental Health Day Renamed

Why Bottom-Up not Top-Down May Work for Mental Health! Today is World Mental Health Day. Perhaps we should rename this as “The Role of the Nervous System World Mental Health Day.” Here is what I have learned through my own mental health healing journey. When I was in...
Yoga’s Tools to Build Resilience Might Surprise You

Yoga’s Tools to Build Resilience Might Surprise You

What Brought You to the Yoga Mat? If I took a poll at my yoga classes that I teach in person or online, I would guess that 60 percent of the students want to feel better in their bodies and 25 percent want to feel better in their psyche including mental, emotional and...
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