Category: Yoga

Musings on wholebeing@work
5,649 Steps to Happiness

5,649 Steps to Happiness

Kelly McGonigal has hit a home run again. She wrote The Upside of Stress and now has a new book called The Joy of Movement. She weaves stories and research in a way no one else can and always leaves me feeling inspired. Yet her words in this book are beyond inspiration. She's not trying to...

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Where’s your mat?

Where’s your mat?

I'm sharing a bit more than I'm comfortable with today. Yet, it feels important because I'm always testing ideas and I want to share with you when an idea proves to be worthwhile. This is a picture of my workspace. I wish it were neater, and maybe even a little bit bigger, but guess what?...

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Top 4 Reasons to Practice Yoga in a Group Class

Top 4 Reasons to Practice Yoga in a Group Class

A few weeks ago, Alice shared her top five reasons to practice yoga at home which inspired me to get on my mat in my practice space on the days that I’m not able to make it to a group class. As a guide and participant in many group classes, I also know first-hand the benefits of practicing yoga...

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The three dogs of yoga

The three dogs of yoga

Why Dogs? The practice of yoga is known to be about 3 to 5 thousand years old so it's a bit hard to exactly track how the poses evolved. I shared before that I subscribe to my own theory that the origins of downward dog evolved from the ancient yogis merely looking around. They, like us, spent a...

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Top 5 Reasons to Practice Yoga at Home

Top 5 Reasons to Practice Yoga at Home

I love taking yoga classes and being part of a group, having the guidance of an amazing instructor. Yoga is meant to be shared. But sometimes it's hard to get to a class or that may not be something that can work in your life right now.  The solution for that, if you have the desire to practice,...

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Pyramid Pose with Ease

Pyramid Pose with Ease

I love the beautiful photo of this woman in pyramid pose. When I look at her, I feel the ease with which her upper body floats down for her to kiss her shin. Her grace and shape inspire me. I want to step into that shape and see how that feels. Okay, one foot forward and one foot back, hinge at...

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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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