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Yoga & Other Musings

MIN-i-MIZE Your STRESS

The holidays are just about ready to ramp up. Are you experiencing any symptoms of holiday or other stress? Here’s a list of a few stress symptoms: Headaches Exhaustion/insomnia Feeling out of control Anxiety/pressure Neck and shoulder tension Low back pain...

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Managing Stress = Managing Your Mind

The buzz has already started. In Santa Fe, Halloween appeared in stores in September. Good grief! I don’t know about you, but upon this discovery, I was led down a slippery slope - Thanksgiving, Justin's 18th birthday, my birthday, my boyfriends birthday, Christmas,...

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It’s Time for Deep Relaxation

Now that you've spent the week practicing 10-15 minutes of resting, how about trying a 23-minute guided relaxation called Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep?  After you can find 23-minutes you will want to venture on to 45-55 minutes of rest a week! Most of us can't remember...

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The Practice of DYING to SLOW DOWN

    Okay, that might have been a HEAVY subject line/title, but did it catch you off guard? One of the benefits of SHAVASANA, the pose you do at the end of yoga for relaxation, is about letting down your guard, letting in and letting go.  There are a myriad...

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The Path to Slowing Down

Say the words, I  A M  S L O W I N G  D O W N. How does it make you feel?  The world around me doesn’t feel like it’s slowing down at all. In fact, I always feel like my life is speeding up.  In a few short months my baby boy, now a young man of almost 18, will be...

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cREATE your hOME pRACTICE

Last week I shared with you WHY a home practice is so beneficial.  Click here if you missed it.  In case you don't have time right now to read last week's post, the bottom line is a personal home practice is just that - PERSONAL.  It's all about you.  However, for...

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Twistin’ Your Spine Away: posture series 3

Let me tell you 'bout a place Somewhere up a New York way Where the people are so gay Twistin' the night away Here they have a lot of fun Puttin' trouble on the run Man, you find the old and young Twistin' the night away They're twistin', twistin' Everybody's feelin'...

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Bend Your Sides: Posture Training Series 2

Something I hear from many of my students about getting wiser, older, growing young (choose your description) is that they lose connection and length with their side bodies. Specifically they feel they are getting shorter in the middle! Well, this does happen. In...

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