Most of us experience lower back pain at some point in our lives. For many, the pain arises from sitting for prolonged periods of time. If that’s your case, we can add a little movement in the body to alleviate and maybe address the issue. The following yoga flow is meant to address common lower… Continue reading Do you suffer from lower back pain?
Taking care of our feet can lead to greater health.
Yesterday I taught a yoga class with three other people. We usually have about eight or ten, but summer travel often has people out and about, enjoying time off. The class felt intimate and delightful. No one in the class, including myself, was under 50. I can safely say we were all seniors moving about,… Continue reading Diabetes and Amputations
These are notes from the first lecture from a course titled “Returning to Wholeness.”
Hi everyone. I hope that as you bump into this post you are feeling well. I wanted to share a short clip from last week’s community yoga class. We started with a grounding meditation, allowing ourselves to settle in and slow down. This basic meditation practice can go a long way. It is quite tame… Continue reading The Meditation Practice is Tame
If you soak a sponge in honey, you squeeze it and honey comes out. If you soak a sponge in vinegar, you squeeze it and vinegar comes out. David Nichtern A student sent me a message letting me know that our school food pantry was working with Miami Rescue Mission collecting women’s sport’s wear along… Continue reading Soaking a Sponge in Honey
Noticing the stories that run through our mind allows us to raise awareness and experience personal growth.
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… Continue reading Fight, Flight or FREEZE
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.