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Healing

Through Darkness

I read the following Tweet yesterday. The writer is an incarcerated individual who has a cellphone. They post from their prison cell. In all of the darkness of my incarceration, the most beautiful sound that cuts through it all is laughter. The resilient human spirit is an awe inspiring thing. — RailroadedUnderground (@RailroadUnderg1) October 13, […]

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Healing

Relief from Pandemic Fatigue

Pandemic fatigue, anyone? Yup. I, too, am struggling. It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. I have all sorts of things to write about but I can’t seem to get myself to do so. Today I’m putting this post out there as a message in a bottle. I’m not sure who will […]

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Healing Mind Yoga

What are we reciting?

Noticing the stories that run through our mind allows us to raise awareness and experience personal growth.

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Healing Mind Yoga

Fight, Flight or FREEZE

When faced with danger, animals have three basic responses. The first two are well known by most, but the freeze response is one that is often overlooked. Animals when faced with imminent death or extreme danger sometimes freeze and lose their ability to move. Think of opossums! This reaction sometimes confuses the predator, allowing for escape. […]

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Miscellaneous

An 8 Minute Morning Yoga Practice

Taking a couple of minutes to root ourselves is a powerful practice. This short video takes your through a Sun Salutation A and B. This flow is a wonderful way to start the day.

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Yoga

Yoga Share from June 19

Do what you can to come back to yourself, your heart, your body. Yoga practice is like the breadcrumbs in the forest leading us back home.

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Miscellaneous

Yoga Practice — Seeds of Freedom

Hi everyone. This longer video is of a  Zoom yoga session with friends. The cover image is of Everglades Correctional Institution, a state prison on the edge of the Everglades near Miami. Up until the pandemic, I was sharing a yoga practice with a group of 20 incarcerated men there.  The men at ECI are […]

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Miscellaneous

Arroz con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas)

Wow! I hope you try this recipe soon. I love the combination of flavors, especially the hint of coconut and ocean breezes. Total time: 40 minutes Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes (plus 10 more minutes to let rice settle) Serves: 6 -8  Sofrito Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil or bacon fat** 1 […]

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Healing

Juneteenth and Everyone’s Freedom

Juneteenth is a good reminder that we are only as free as our brother and sister. Explore yoga not merely as a tool to feel good.