Author: Alice Dommert

Musings on wholebeing@work
The next right step

The next right step

Last week I wrote about bowing to our inner wisdom in cat pose. As I wrote, I was in a hotel room processing a college visit we'd just had with my son. His senior year has gone smoothly, the applications were submitted, multiple acceptances and several nice scholarships. Now we were visiting the...

Read More
Agile Grace

Agile Grace

Usually cat pose, with its lovely Sanskrit name of marjaryasana, (pronounced mar-jar-AHS-anna) is bound together with cow pose. It's a curious pairing from an animal perspective. Cat is the form where the back arcs and head and tail are down. Cow takes the opposite shape with the belly draping down...

Read More
A drop of gratitude

A drop of gratitude

When I began this week's musings about boat pose and water the quote "the sea is so great, and my boat is so small" came to mind. These words graced the desk of President John F. Kennedy. They are fragments of an Old Breton prayer inscribed on a wood block given to Kennedy by Admiral Hyman...

Read More
The many flavors of yoga

The many flavors of yoga

I had been practicing yoga for about 5 years when an experienced yoga friend asked me what "kind" of yoga I did. I had no idea. Were there "kinds" of yoga? I was practicing with a teacher who I had started with at my gym and then followed to her small classes at her home studio. I would ride my...

Read More
Fly eagle fly

Fly eagle fly

It was my first real injury and I can’t even remember the details of how I got hurt or even what was injured. I could not run or do aerobics. As an active runner and weight training gym rat in my late 20s, I was not happy. It was clear this was going to require more than a few days to...

Read More
What’s your purpose?

What’s your purpose?

In 2014, I listened to a webinar from the American Association of Health Promotion, called The Purpose and Health Issue with some really interesting people talking about life, health and your life purpose. I recently revisited the presentation and the TEDx Talk by one of the participants, Sarah...

Read More
dogs of every kind

dogs of every kind

Like us, the ancient yogis did a whole lot of sitting around. They did not have laptops or double monitors, ergonomic chairs or sit-stand desks. They sat on the ground meditating for probably as many hours as many of us sit today. They got tired of sitting. Their wonderful puppies probably sat much...

Read More
forty trees

forty trees

I totally misinterpreted it. The subject line said Balance Awareness Week and I thought wow, a week dedicated to being balanced. Very cool. I thought about how my week last week was out of balance with too much running around and not enough sitting still. I thought about how I had looked ahead for...

Read More
A long awaited discovery

A long awaited discovery

He looked at me and I could see the thought cross the blue sky of his mind. It was a discovery, a realization, a connection. One I had been patiently waiting for. Patience is not one of my natural strengths. This had been an especially long wait. When he was young he had endless energy....

Read More
which glasses are you wearing?

which glasses are you wearing?

I have a February related confession. Not so many years ago I really, really disliked hearts. Perhaps it was bad Valentine's Day party memories from my childhood. Maybe I just thought hearts seemed cheesy. I just did not like them. At one point I was looking for a couples counselor and I had the...

Read More