Category: Yoga

Musings on wholebeing@work
The Magic of Beginnings

The Magic of Beginnings

And suddenly you know. It is time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings. ~Meister Eckhart If I had a dollar for every person that says to me, “I can’t do yoga, I’m just not flexible enough,” I’d be able to retire next year. It’s the barrage of photographs of...

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Is your well overflowing?

Is your well overflowing?

If you were to dip a bucket deep inside the well of yourself what would you find? An overflowing bucket... Most people would probably admit they are not flowing over in the way they might desire. To be thriving, to be flowing over with energy, ideas, wisdom and joy...is that even possible in the...

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Feel like hibernating? Forward folds eight ways

Feel like hibernating? Forward folds eight ways

Here on the East Coast, we are well into winter. Each time this season rolls around I absolutely know I was a bear in a previous life. The cold temperatures and less light signal something deep inside of me and send me looking for a place to curl up with a soft blanket. I do make more time for...

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Eagle pose as a solitaire game of twister

Eagle pose as a solitaire game of twister

Eagle pose...ah! It's not one of the most popular poses or a pose that looks strong or graceful. It's a twisted kind of pose that was at the top of my least favorite list of poses for many years. Why would I want to twist myself up in, as one great article about eagle pose referred to it as, "a...

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A Happy Holiday Spine

A Happy Holiday Spine

As the weather gets cooler and the daylight holds us for less and less time each day, I feel the yearning to be still, to curl up. I often wish I was a bear and could hibernate at this time of year. It's ironic that the way of the natural world and it's time of rest contrasts the busy times of...

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my favorite chair

my favorite chair

You may have seen the headline "sitting is the new smoking" or the one that claims "your chair is killing you." When I first heard these almost six years ago my inner cynic teenager reaction was almost immediate. Hmm...so we now have cancer-causing jobs because most of us sit A LOT at work and we...

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A dog at your desk

A dog at your desk

I subscribe to the theory that the origins of downward dog evolved from the ancient yogis. They, like us, spent a lot of time sitting. They, like us, most likely had wandering minds and their share of distractions. They, like us, eventually gave in to boredom or biology and had to get...

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dogs of every kind

dogs of every kind

I think it was about 4th grade when I met Old Dan and Little Ann. Little did I know these two coon dogs as there were called would be the cause of so many tears.  I'm not sure how Where the Red Fern Grows ended up in my book pile but the story of Billy and these two small raccoon-hunting dogs...

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Being a Sleep Detective

Being a Sleep Detective

These next two weeks we're going to go with the energy of the fall season and focus on that desire to become a cat and curl up and sleep. Sleep is a sensitive subject and varies person to person. The general recommendation is 7 hours of sleep. While it seems easy to say get more sleep, there may...

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The Beauty of the Breath

The Beauty of the Breath

Did you know that you currently are doing the most powerful thing to help your mind find more steadiness and tranquility? It’s happening right now and yet you’ve forgotten that you possess this tool, that every minute of every day you have access to utilizing it in many helpful ways. It's there...

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