Category: Yoga

Musings on wholebeing@work
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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The Deliciousness of Being Slow – Lessons from a Pineapple

The Deliciousness of Being Slow – Lessons from a Pineapple

I had the most delicious pineapple of my entire life last year when Alice I were guiding Prasada's WholeBeing Journey to Costa Rica. Every morning we'd rise with the sun and head over to the dining area for fresh coffee and a bit of fruit before morning yoga. At first, I saw the pineapple and...

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Science of Yoga: A book review

Science of Yoga: A book review

In the grand scheme of science enquiry, yoga research is in its infancy. However, now is an exciting and pivotal point in the field, with a remarkable increase in the quality and quantity of yoga research papers in the past few decades; the evidence supporting yoga's benefits continues to grow...

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A toilet-scrubbing yoga epiphany

A toilet-scrubbing yoga epiphany

I remember the day I realized and experienced that my yoga practice was doing more than just making my body stronger. I was cleaning the bathroom. That’s right: Cleaning. The. Bathroom. A highly exciting task for us all (and bless those of you who actually enjoy this task, teach me your...

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