Join me for 7 Days of Spring

Join me for 7 Days of Spring

Spring is a such a wonderful time for a fresh start! Just as the buds burst through the ground, and the trees start to open, so do we! 

As the season changes, it can be a powerful time reevaluate our habits. I've seen time and again how simple daily practices can transform health and increase wellbeing. And when you create regular habits you see the best results.

So I created 7 Days of Spring.

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Yoga Posture Basics : Reclined Bound Angle / Supported Butterfly Pose

Yoga Posture Basics : Reclined Bound Angle / Supported Butterfly Pose

This posture is a wonderful pose to integrate into your practice due to its restorative and restful effect on the body. Take your time to set it up, and enjoy!

Reclined bound angle posture (supported butterfly pose) helps to open the chest, lungs, heart, abdomen, and pelvis. Its one of the best postures we have for women during the menstrual cycle and helps to alleviate the effects of stress on the body.

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Teacher Interview : Jill Satterfield

Teacher Interview : Jill Satterfield

"How we work with what we see is how we develop" ~ Jill Satterfield Jill Satterfield is the founder of Vajra Yoga and Meditation. Over 35 years ago Jill turned to yoga and meditation because of chronic pain. She managed to heal herself completely and since then she has been teaching a combination of yoga and Buddhism. Jill has been one of my teachers....

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Teacher Interview :: Dr. Saraswati

Teacher Interview :: Dr. Saraswati

In today's interview I speak with Dr.Saraswati. In particular, Dr.Saraswati works primarily with women. We get into some interesting areas of discussion including some great practices for women who are experiencing menopausal changes and for women of all ages who want to keep their hormonal health at optimum. We even chat a bit about yoga for fertility. And if you're a teacher this isn't one to miss either!  

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The Body is a Spiral

The Body is a Spiral

In his book Thomas Myers outlines what he calls "the spiral line" as a continuous fascial band that runs from the side of the skull criss crossing around the body down to the arch of the foot. For the purposes of this post we'll focus on the upper section of the spiral line, in particular looking at the band of tissue that wraps from the shoulders and ribs down to the opposite hip.

Simply speaking, this line is related to spiral and twisting movements. It also helps to stabilize the torso and legs. 

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Master Teacher Interview :: Tias Little

Master Teacher Interview :: Tias Little

I'm really excited to share this interview with you that I did a while back with yoga and meditation teacher Tias Little. This interview has so many gems!Tias and I touch on many topics during our time together. We cover what the "subtle" energetic body is and how we can access it when we practice yoga, some great tips for those just starting on the path of yoga, and Tias shares his thoughts on how yoga teachers can stay in integrity when teaching.

If you're interested in how yoga can help you de-stress, develop finely attuned sensitivity, and give you access to a greater sense of really "being here" this interview is for you. I hope you enjoy! 

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Teacher Interview : Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Anne Cushman

Teacher Interview : Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Anne Cushman

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Anne Cushman, Anne is an accomplished author and Buddhist mindfulness and yoga teacher. Anne is the director of the Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is a former editor at Yoga Journal and Tricycle. Her personal essays have been published in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, O magazine, and the Shambhala Sun.

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Winter Solstice Meditation

Winter Solstice Meditation

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, tomorrow is winter solstice; the darkest day of the year. 

Winter solstice is a magical time. The darkness asks us to slow down and re-connect to the light within. This time of year holds such a beautiful and soulful energy. It gives us time to cultivate warmth through gathering with others and taking care of ourselves. 

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New Yin Yoga Practice Video

New Yin Yoga Practice Video

In a yin yoga style practice postures are softly held (mostly on the floor) for long periods of time. 

Holding a yin yoga posture creates circulation in the tissues and joints keeping them flexible and supple, calms the nervous system, and increases circulation of Prana or Qi in the energetic channel system of the body.

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