Restore Balance with Movement

Restore Balance with Movement

We all feel out of sorts at times and to varying degrees.  Sometimes these moments can turn into days, months and years.  How do we restore balance?  Body-based practices are some of the quickest ways to restore balance.  Why is this?  This is because there are more...
Restore Balance with Hand Placement

Restore Balance with Hand Placement

This human image is known as the sensory homunculus. It represents the portion of the brain dedicated to the sensory input receive from the different parts of the body.  Notice the hands are huge! This is why hand placement, known as nyasa in yoga, is such an...
Breathe Better

Breathe Better

Now is the time to build up respiratory fitness.  How do we do that? By breathing better. Often when we think about breathing better we think about taking a bigger breath or that we need to take in more oxygen. This is actually a misnomer. What we want to do is to...
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...