Category: Yoga

Musings on wholebeing@work
The Second Mistake

The Second Mistake

Yoga Stories I love it when people tell me yoga stories. It's like sharing a cup of tea or a good dessert. One of my favorite stories was shared by an active insurance broker who attended one of our Yoga@Work classes at her client's office. She and her husband practice yoga but he had been...

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Befriending a tree

Befriending a tree

A favorite childhood tree It was a weeping willow tree at my grandparent's farm in Louisiana and I was about 4 years old. There was a swing that seemed to hang from the sky underneath its enormous canopy of drooping branches. When I was within that space, and my sister and I played atop the fallen...

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Finding stillness and alignment

Finding stillness and alignment

I'm just finishing an intense 5-day Breathwork Training Workshop. It's been an intense week with conversations about bodywork, philosophy, psychology and the breath. My mind was stretched to experience new ways to process my life's experiences so far and other vantage points from which to view what...

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Get awkward for an open heart

Get awkward for an open heart

Shaped like a Bonsai I'll admit it right upfront. I don't have the best posture. It's been a "thing" several of my yoga teachers and trainers have noticed and commented on over the years. Maybe you can relate? Similar to the way a bonsai tree is shaped by the daily incremental bending of the...

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Yoga for Strength, Flexibility and Recovery

Yoga for Strength, Flexibility and Recovery

Yes, we’re now past Labor Day and back-to-school. While you may or may not be buying new school supplies, almost all of us are looking at our fall schedules and know we have a long stretch until Thanksgiving. How do you feel about that? I used to loudly and in a very grumpy manner declare that...

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Are you ready to fly?

Are you ready to fly?

My own empty nest So later this week we will drop my daughter, my youngest, off at college and bring my son, who took a gap year after a freshman year in college, to a new school. The flying, empty nest talk is all around me. The excitement I feel about these new beginnings feels like whiplash...

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The Way of the Warrior

The Way of the Warrior

When I was asked to write this piece for our theme of Balance, Focus, and the Breath this month, I chuckled to myself because I have quite an interesting relationship with balance. I’ve lived with chronic vertigo for nearly 20 years and as a professional yoga teacher, this has some very obvious...

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A tale of two maps

A tale of two maps

Ohhh... You cursed brat! Look what you've DONE! I'm melting! Melting! Oh...What a world, what a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness? Has the recent heat and humidity, added to your already busy summer, made you feel like you are...

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A beginning, a middle and an end

A beginning, a middle and an end

This week as I was preparing the writing for a week of our BrainFIX programs, I was struggling with my own brain, specifically my amygdala. As summer moves into full swing I am acutely aware that my daughter, and last little bird, will be heading off to college this fall. In addition, my son who...

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Yoga for Hotheads (and the perfect summer breath!)

Yoga for Hotheads (and the perfect summer breath!)

Two days ago I found myself on an unairconditioned subway car during a particularly hot and humid day, and the only thing I could think of was that I was trapped in a moving vat of human soup….just hoping I’d get to my destination stop before I melted. The woman sitting next to me and I were...

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