Guided Meditation for Pain Relief I

Guided Meditation for Pain Relief I

Guided Meditation Opening Around the Pain (Adapted from Stephen Levine’s Pain Meditation I) Relax into your body. Bring awareness to the breath. Feel the body expanding and softening, in an oceanic rhythm, in tune with the breath. Bring awareness, to the area of...
How to Process Fear

How to Process Fear

What can we do when we are experiencing fear? 1. Become more present. Ground your awareness in the present moment by connecting with your body, breath, and the environment you are in. 2. Release thoughts and feel more. Let go of what your mind is telling you and sense...
Who has fear?

Who has fear?

The Yoga Sutras state that all of our suffering comes from false identification.  What does this mean?  We take the untrue to be true.  We identify with our thoughts, our emotions, and our body, and we presume this is who we are, but is this who we are?  Are we not...
Starry Night Sky Meditation

Starry Night Sky Meditation

Take awareness to the center of the head. Feel the whole head filled with the starry night sky. Rather than the head full of thoughts, feel the head as spacious and expansive as the starry night sky. Release into that state of expansion. Whatever thought arises to...
Yoga Therapy for Better Sleep Part 2

Yoga Therapy for Better Sleep Part 2

Conscious breathing is a very powerful and effective tool to prepare for or to induce sleep.  When we are stressed our breath is rapid, shallow and irregular.  When we are relaxed our breath is slow, diaphragmatic and rhythmic.  Through conscious breathing we can...
Yoga Therapy for Better Sleep Part 2

Yoga Therapy for Better Sleep Part 1

A good night’s sleep of 7-8 hrs is essential for overall health and well-being. At night while we are asleep important bodily processes occur that repair and restore our body, mind and heart.  Lack of sleep inhibits these processes from occurring and can result...
How Can Yoga Help?

How Can Yoga Help?

Awareness Yoga helps us to slow down and become more self-aware. This increase of awareness is important when we are working with pain or stress because it helps us to see the triggers that cause or increase our dis-ease. Greater awareness helps us to make changes in...