Note: This post is the first in a series of posts I am creating called Yoga for Anxious Times. This series is designed to give you simple and short practices to help you ground, center and rest in times where you are feeling anxious. You will be able to find more in the series by typing Yoga For Anxious Times in the search bar. Read More “Yoga For Anxious Times – Deep Rest A Guided Relaxation”
Spring Is Hands Down My Absolute Favorite Time Of Year!
From a Chinese Medicine Perspective, Spring has These Qualities:
The Element of wood
The associated organs are the Liver and Gallbladder
It’s the time of year for cleansing, clearing and purging
Clarity of vision/goals
A sense of direction and purpose
Harmony and the smooth flow of Qi
After resting in the winter and water element, the energy of the wood element bursts forward. Read More “Yin Yoga For Spring”
One year ago, I took on a Buy Nothing For a Year challenge inspired by Buy Nothing Day which was founded in Vancouver by artist Ted Dave in September of 1992. It was then promoted by Ad Busters magazine. For the first four years, it was observed.
Eventually, Buy Nothing Day made it’s way to being recognized on the Friday after American Thanksgiving (the day is infamously known as Black Friday). Read More “Buy Nothing for Year Challenge …. did I make it?”
Yin Yoga vs. Restorative Yoga: Same, Same, But Different?
As a teacher who specializes in teaching Yin Yoga, I am often shocked by class descriptions labeled as Yin / Restorative. If you are a teacher or studio owner who has never taken any specialized training in either Yin or Restorative Yoga, I can see how the two could be confused as interchangeable. Read More “What’s the Difference Between Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga?”
Whether it be in a public Yoga class, or in my private Therapeutic Yoga practice, the neck is a much-requested area of the body to release.
This delightfully simple neck stretch is easy to do as part of your Yoga practice or anytime throughout the day. It can also be done at your desk if you need a little stretch break. Read More “Tight Neck? Yoga To The Rescue!”