“Everyone has different limits.” What a simple statement, right? But it is powerful. That is what a yoga teacher friend said to me one night at dinner, while I was lamenting (ok complaining…a lot) about how it seemed other people could do so many things at once – hold a full-time job, teach 5 yoga … More comparison is the thief of joy
I teach restorative yoga. Generally speaking, this is not a popular style of yoga. It’s not active, there is no sweating or exertion of the body involved, nor do you achieve deep stressing of the muscles. Restorative yoga is ideal for those injured or ill but it is also a great complement to a regular yoga … More the value of moon salutations
I had no idea how easy it is to make your own butter. No idea! I recall using a wooden butter churn in 1st grade, many, many years ago, with each of us taking a turn with spinning the handle. After quite a while (seemed like hours to a 7 year old) we had creamy … More butter from scratch
Green drinks are everywhere but I just can’t stomach most of the ones found in the store. Have you looked at the amount of sugar in a grocery store green drink? Manufacturers make the drinks palatable by adding mostly fruit. Fruit is great, in small doses, but it’s full of sugar. Drinks that don’t have much … More favorite green drink
Removing the external distraction to promote internal awareness. But does it always work? I teach mostly restorative yoga classes and I love this style for its soothing, stress-reducing, and comforting benefits. When I first began teaching I never used music in my classes. I wanted students to have a chance for their senses to rest in addition … More music in yoga class
This is one of my favorite restorative postures. It’s wonderful for digestion, stretching and opening the front body, and quieting the mind. Start with 1 minute and work up to 5 minutes. Be mindful of your knees and low back in this pose. If you feel any pain, come out of the pose.
I am a dreamer, always have been. I can recall sitting in my bedroom as a child dreaming about fantastical adventures, the allure of adulthood, how everyone in big cities was having lives that were so much more interesting than mine. My long-standing career goal was to be Indiana Jones, traveling to far-off, untouched, distant lands, making incredible discoveries, … More the road never traveled
My 4-year-old and I decided to make some quick and easy (and cheap!) cleaning products for the house. He likes to help out with cleaning, and I want him to help. He spilled his yogurt drink on the counter today and said “Mom, I spilled my drink but I clean it up.” I think I … More diy cleaning wipes – easy and cheap!
I’ve got a bad habit. I’m in the habit of telling myself I don’t do enough. This is very American, I think, but maybe not, maybe it’s global. Day after day I go to bed and think to myself, what did I accomplish? Often I think I’ve come up short, that something major should have shifted … More #whatdidyoudotoday?
I just read this article from Time, that includes an eye-opening graphic (below). Take a look at the current numbers affecting Americans, and how stress affects our health. It’s not promising. Stress is a major contributor to poor health. Find small ways to begin managing your health. Just one small change can begin to help. Once … More relax–we all need to do it more