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Chances are if you're reading this post, you're reading it while sitting in a chair. News flash - you can use your chair for yoga. Let's say it again with emphasis, chairs for yoga! Chairs are perfect: ubiquitous and fairly discreet. If you have difficulty getting up and down thanks to your pal, sciatica, then … Continue reading Sciatica Soothers, Part 2
Many of us suffer from the literal "pain in the butt" that is known as sciatica and we want to find relief that's easy enough to do it at home. Thankfully there are a number of yogic postures that offer relief, especially when sciatica results from a tight piriformis. (Sciatica can be caused by a herniated … Continue reading Sciatica Soothers for Non-Yogis, Part 1
I found myself talking with friends about anger the other day. Specifically, my anger and all of my efforts to not "Hulk out" in front of my children. Hulking out means that I raise my voice more and respond less patiently than I like; it means that I'm reacting rather than mindfully acting, usually in a … Continue reading Cultivating Peace Within Chaos, Or How Not to Hulk Out
The question was there. Do I continue to plug away at the computer, trying to figure just what steps are necessary for forward movement; do I eat lunch; or do I take this brief moment of silence and stillness in my house for yoga? Grumbling tummies and procrastinating on my work...these can wait. My yoga? … Continue reading What is Yoga?
Remember how, at the start of the "Restore Yourself...Love, Yoga" project I told you the postures could be strung together for a sweet, gentle practice? Here it is. The practice emphasizes opening the spine and heart. Consider it when you're feeling a little tired, introverted, or just craving more release in the back … Continue reading A Gentle Sequence, from me to you.
Friends, we are officially at the end of this little project. Eight weeks of restorative postures, eight opportunities to release and open your body, mind, and spirit. What a ride. Perhaps it's fitting to end the project during the first week of the new year. After all, January marks that time of the year when … Continue reading Reclined Twist on a Bolster, week 8 of “Restore Yourself…Love, Yoga”
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If you've taken yoga classes then this next posture will probably be familiar. If it's not, then it's definitely worth your acquaintance. "Legs Up the Wall" treats so much of what ails us. Feeling achy and tired after a long flight? Legs up the wall. Ankles or feet a little bloated? Legs up the … Continue reading Legs Up the Wall, week 7 of “Restore Yourself…Love, Yoga”
It's that time of the year where I feel both excited and slightly rundown. I've been paring down the asana practice in classes this past week in order to focus on replenishing my students. A little bit of asana and a little bit of Yoga Nidra. (Dare I say, again, just how much I love … Continue reading The Honey Pot, week 6 of “Restore Yourself…Love, Yoga”