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Yoga Therapy: BREATHE to regulate your vagus nerve

Regulate my what?  You might not even know that you have a Vagus Nerve.  However, when you have stress or chronic pain your sympathetic nervous system activates (unfortunately, NOT like the Wonder Twins!) and causes all sorts of changes in the body.  Changes like...

Yoga Therapy: Feet Up The Wall Pose

One of the most effective restorative yoga poses is called Feet Up the Wall Pose or Viparita Karani.  This is one of the easiest ways to turn yourself upside down without having to do a handstand or headstand and it’s just as, if not more than beneficial for the mind...

The Niyamas: Saucha (Purity)

This month we shift from exploring the Yamas  to exploring the Niyamas. The Yamas and Niyamas aim to release any blocks to the flow of energy and well-being in our lives. The Yamas guide us in living with ourselves and others. The Niyamas are all about YOU and are a...

Practice Kindness

    Note:  Last month when I wrote about Reflection, I forgot to mention about blogging in 2022 and where I was getting my inspiration.  In addition to regularly choosing a word to work with during the year, this year I will share a different word with you each month....

Winter: A Time for Reflection

“Winter is a subtle nudge to remind us to reflect on our lives. Though we are surrounded by the chill in the air, it is also an exercise in cleansing. With each snowfall, we are given a clean slate with the innocence and beauty the white power brings.” – Mark A. Leon...