Join Seasonal Support and Self Care for Spring

Join Seasonal Support and Self Care for Spring

Spring is on its way here in the Pacific Northwest, so I'm opening my super low commitment Self Care for Spring Online Course for enrolment once again.

Spring is a time when we can start again in many ways. As the natural world starts to awaken after hibernation, we also have the opportunity to shake off the heaviness of winter.

You can use Self Care for Spring as a little guide for seasonal support during this season.

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Natural Remedies for Pain and Inflammation

Natural Remedies for Pain and Inflammation

Whether its shoulder or knee pain, headaches, joint pain, menstrual cramps, back pain, or IBS gut pain, chronic pain can be very difficult to live with.

In todays video I discuss pain, the bodies inflammatory response, and some natural remedies we can use to get some relief. Unfortunately, many people live with chronic pain. Listen in to learn what you can do.

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Yin Yoga Toe Squat pose and Yin Yoga Ankle Stretch pose with modifications

Yin Yoga Toe Squat pose and Yin Yoga Ankle Stretch pose with modifications

Yin yoga toe squat and yin yoga ankle stretch are great to open the bottom of the feet (the plantar fascia), they create more space in the toes and they open the ankles.

These yin poses also target all of the lower meridians that run through the feet. The meridians targeted are the Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Liver, Gallbladder, Spleen, and Stomach meridians.

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Boost Memory and Brain Health with These Remedies

 Boost Memory and Brain Health with These Remedies

Supporting overall brain health is always a good idea considering how much the brain does for us every day! Good memory is connected to many complex systems so it's important to say that there are many different reasons for memory loss. But for the purposes of this video, I discuss overall brain health and a few really important and impactful things you can do if you’ve been experiencing brain fog or just general poor memory.

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Yin Yoga Dragonfly Pose or Straddle Pose with modifications - Lateral Dragonfly Pose, Dragonfly Pose with a Twist

Yin Yoga Dragonfly Pose or Straddle Pose with modifications - Lateral Dragonfly Pose, Dragonfly Pose with a Twist

Yin yoga dragonfly posture or straddle pose is a forward fold with the legs wide. From a seated position a forward fold, a side bend or a twist can be practiced.

A yin yoga dragonfly pose targets the backs of the thighs (hamstrings), hips, inner groin, and inner knees. It also activates the Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Liver, and Spleen meridians.

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Seasonal Cycles :: Deepen into Winter

Seasonal Cycles :: Deepen into Winter

At this time of year, water turns to ice and plants store their energy in their roots. Winter is considered a time of reflection, deep receptivity, and a time of building potency. The season of winter asks us to slow down and store up. 

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine this season is related to the water element and Kidney energy. Kidney energy can become depleted with stress, over stimulation, and overwork. And so during this time of year it’s especially important to rest and rejuvenate and nourish new seeds of potential. This is also a wonderful time of year to focus on internal practices like meditation and contemplation.

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Yin Yoga Posture Sleeping Swan and Yin Yoga Posture Pigeon Pose with modifications

Yin Yoga Posture Sleeping Swan and Yin Yoga Posture Pigeon Pose with modifications

The yin yoga posture of sleeping swan pose or pigeon pose creates external rotation in the front leg, and targets the quads and hip flexors. It’s also a backbend which compresses the lower back and can help maintain the health of the lower spine..

Sleeping swan pose primarily targets the Liver, Gall Bladder, spleen, Stomach, Kidney and Urinary Bladder meridians.

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Yin Yoga Posture Childs pose with twist with modifications

Yin Yoga Posture Childs pose with twist with modifications

This yin yoga posture of childs pose with a twist is similar to regular childs pose except you bring your bottom shoulder toward the opposite knee. It opens the stomach channel through the twisting as well as the inner leg. If you choose to release your opposite hand and drape it behind you the chest, Lung, Heart and Large Intestine is also activated.

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