Category: Yoga

Musings on wholebeing@work
Being Flexible

Being Flexible

We're at that time of the year where things shift from the "regular" routine to the summer schedule. That can mean more time at the beach, a new routine for your children or some returning college students who will be with you for a few weeks. When the schedule changes, it can be a nice shift if...

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Resilience and saluting the sun

Resilience and saluting the sun

I am so happy to be back home. My adventures were beyond what I could ever have imagined. Costa Rica is a place that calls to me with nurturing and challenges that let me see how much I have grown and press me beyond…often it takes me months to take it all in. This past trip was no...

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Touch and presence

Touch and presence

I write to you from a place aside a roaring river high up in one of the cloud forests of Costa Rica as my own wholebeing journey here continues. As usual this country has provided the unexpected on so many levels and reminded me of the true power of nature to rule. This is why I gather my...

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The sense of sound

The sense of sound

Sounds are surrounding you at every moment. As we explored the sense of sound this week on our Wholebeing Journey in Costa Rica our group was in awe of the howler monkeys in particular. The Guinness Book of World Records has credited these beings as the loudest of land animals. Their low pitched...

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Do not try this at work: Happy Baby

Do not try this at work: Happy Baby

Yes, there I am at 4 months, a very happy baby! Usually I write about poses you can do at the office however, there is no really good way to stay true to the intent of happy baby pose and make it something that would feel comfortable practicing at work. This week I'm making a radical...

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Are your feet awake?

Are your feet awake?

I’ve been exploring so many different poses lately, really exploring them. Not within the flow of a yoga practice but spending time with each pose. This week it is wide legged forward fold, prasarita padottanasana. Forward folding postures seem to be all about your hamstring stretching, or not...

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Exploring Plank

Exploring Plank

How did you feel when you saw the subject of this message? Did you say Ahhhh, I LOVE plank pose? If you asked 100 people what is their favorite yoga pose plank would be the favorite of only a few. I may not be able to convince you that it should be number one on your list but I want to share a few...

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The truth about twists

The truth about twists

It is very common in a yoga class to speak of twists as a way to wring out the toxins in the body. You'll even see and hear that mentioned in the practice I feature below with Adriene and the short seated chair twist video. It is what we all learned in yoga teacher training and I have shared...

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A radiant half moon

A radiant half moon

In the practice of yoga there are some poses where there is a half of something version which engages one side of the body and then a version to fully engage both sides of the body at the same time. Half moon pose is not one of those poses. There is no full moon pose but don’t worry half moon is...

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Pyramids and Sand

Pyramids and Sand

I love the beautiful photo of the woman above in pyramid pose. For her it appears so easy. My body will never make that shape, not in this life. While there is not doubt that my shin is worth a tiny kiss, it is just not going to happen. There are however some hidden treasures in the path toward...

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