Category: Yoga

Yoga Challenge: Day 3 – One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

I didn’t sleep well last night. I slept better than Monday night, but I was up at 3:30 AM this morning. I promised myself that the next time I had insomnia I would get up and do a meditation rather than laying in the… Continue Reading “Yoga Challenge: Day 3 – One-Legged King Pigeon Pose”

Yoga Challenge: Camel Pose or Ustrasana

I just want to do a brief post about my second day of the yoga challenge. I couldn’t fall asleep last night, but I was determined to do yoga this morning. I got up at my usual 5 AM and turned on my computer.… Continue Reading “Yoga Challenge: Camel Pose or Ustrasana”

Let’s Play with Fire … Just Don’t Get Burned

I attended an Ayurvedic workshop last month at my community yoga studio. Ayurveda is an ancient healing system that promotes well-being holistically including diet, lifestyle and healing practices. It is yoga’s sister lifestyle practice. I’ve been aware of it for many years but really… Continue Reading “Let’s Play with Fire … Just Don’t Get Burned”

Unintentional Detox: Cleaning it Up

I was scheduled for a run last night, and I have plans tonight, so I HAD to make it happen. My energy was so low yesterday that I felt like I was dragging myself through it. I picked it up a little bit in… Continue Reading “Unintentional Detox: Cleaning it Up”

Sinking into Sensual Pleasures

Lately I’ve been in a very reflective inward mood. I’ve started a daily yoga practice again after many years, and I’ve been doing it for almost 3 weeks now. I can attribute this change of focus to that alone. But, honestly, I’ve been drifting… Continue Reading “Sinking into Sensual Pleasures”

The Body’s Wisdom…. Changing Perspective

There is a wisdom within us that is more powerful than our despair. – Rolf Gates, in Meditations from the Mat I woke up at 2:30 this morning worried about a project at work. I’m struggling to get the resources, and one of the… Continue Reading “The Body’s Wisdom…. Changing Perspective”

Anywhere But Here: The Gift of Breath

This morning’s reading in A Journey to the Heart (Melody Beattie) was about getting back in your body. She talks about how we abandon our bodies mentally when times are hard. Her description really spoke to me this morning. After Monday’s anxiety stuff, I’ve… Continue Reading “Anywhere But Here: The Gift of Breath”

Yoga Nidra …the Practice of Bliss

I had a really stressful day at work. If truth be told, it’s been a stressful week. I’m tired. I want some comfort food. I don’t want to work out. I want to curl up with my kitties, eat some roasted cauliflower with olive… Continue Reading “Yoga Nidra …the Practice of Bliss”

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