Category: Energy

Musings on wholebeing@work
What’s yoga done for you lately?

What’s yoga done for you lately?

I love when people tell me yoga stories. It's like sharing a good dessert with some one. This week I was in New York doing a program for a new client and their insurance broker was at the program where we did a Yoga@Work "experience." After the program she shared that she and her husband practiced...

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shifting patterns with one pose

shifting patterns with one pose

So most of you know I am also an architect and I had my own architecture business for over a dozen years. I love that you say an architecture business is called a practice. When I began “practicing” yoga I would say I was “doing” yoga. One of my teachers would always correct us and say we...

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breakdowns as breakthroughs

breakdowns as breakthroughs

I could not believe what I was reading. A slip on the ice last week, on her way to a yoga class. A broken leg. A young friend's unfortunate luck last week made me remember how the universe works sometimes. I've had a few of those unlucky injuries that just make you wonder why, why and why NOW?...

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hearts, hearts, everywhere

hearts, hearts, everywhere

So we're all awash with red hearts now that we are in February. So let's explore one of my favorite poses, anahatasana, also know as heart melting pose and today I learned it's also called extended puppy pose. I went to do a little research and found this is not a "traditional" yoga pose. It was...

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three steps to survive the holidaze

three steps to survive the holidaze

Thanksgiving is over, the cornucopias are snuggled back in storage until next year. Meanwhile, Hanukkah is still in full swing, and Christmas and Kwanzaa are on the horizon. Office parties, lunches, and gatherings abound. You can’t walk anywhere without hearing some sort of holiday tune. Shoppers...

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Mindfulness pie in the sky

Mindfulness pie in the sky

Reduce stress, find more energy and feel the joy of your life…Sounds like pie in the sky to you? Or only something that might be possible if you were to dump the kids, run off to Mexico, or start on some pretty serious drugs? These possibilities sounded impossible when I first heard about some...

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Pumpkin-stravaganza

Pumpkin-stravaganza

The air is starting to feel like Fall, some of the trees are starting to change their colors, and there’s one thing on many people’s minds: PUMPKIN. That’s right, pumpkin. Don’t tell me you or someone you know didn’t gasp aloud in delight when that famous coffee shop or gas station...

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feel the benefits from yoga all day, every day

feel the benefits from yoga all day, every day

Last week you read about ideas of how to incorporate Yoga into your commute and this week we’re taking it even deeper. The more you can incorporate Yoga into every part of your day, from getting an MRI to making dinner for the family, the more benefits you’ll reap. Our years of survey...

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what’s your napping style?

what’s your napping style?

Let me just admit that napping is one of my favorite hobbies. Yes, hobby. As with other hobbies, napping takes practice and dedication. There are a few different categories of naps. First, the recovery nap for when a person is sick, sleep deprived, or just had a baby. This kind of nap is about...

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When Your Mind Makes You Face-Plant

When Your Mind Makes You Face-Plant

Today, while teaching one of my great groups of yogis, I got to see observe one of the students have a very tangible, funny, and all too familiar encounter with the wonderful mind. The theme of class was focusing on establishing steadiness and cultivating a deeper focus on the navel center. The...

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