Category: Yoga

Musings on wholebeing@work
A room with a view

A room with a view

I have a beautiful corner bedroom on a second floor in the place I live now. At that corner, right outside is a huge tree. I can't see the trunk of the tree, but the branches wrap around and fill the view of each of the two windows. One window opens to the rising sun, and through the other, I...

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Legs up the wall

Legs up the wall

In a yoga class I was teaching at one of our client's offices last week, I realized something looked different. Typically there are screens pulled down in this room because it is a large conference room. That day there were some nice big sections of unencumbered walls. Ahhhh! You know you are a...

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Strength in stillness

Strength in stillness

My friend had invited me along with a group I did not know to a place I had never been. I immediately said yes, as she was my coach and friend. I knew this was a naturally curated group of women who would behold great wisdom and love and I was in for a treat of new friends. As we arrived on a...

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Agile Grace

Agile Grace

Usually cat pose, with its lovely Sanskrit name of marjaryasana, (pronounced mar-jar-AHS-anna) is bound together with cow pose. It's a curious pairing from an animal perspective. Cat is the form where the back arcs and head and tail are down. Cow takes the opposite shape with the belly draping down...

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Fly eagle fly

Fly eagle fly

It was my first real injury and I can’t even remember the details of how I got hurt or even what was injured. I could not run or do aerobics. As an active runner and weight training gym rat in my late 20s, I was not happy. It was clear this was going to require more than a few days to...

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What’s your purpose?

What’s your purpose?

In 2014, I listened to a webinar from the American Association of Health Promotion, called The Purpose and Health Issue with some really interesting people talking about life, health and your life purpose. I recently revisited the presentation and the TEDx Talk by one of the participants, Sarah...

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forty trees

forty trees

I totally misinterpreted it. The subject line said Balance Awareness Week and I thought wow, a week dedicated to being balanced. Very cool. I thought about how my week last week was out of balance with too much running around and not enough sitting still. I thought about how I had looked ahead for...

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A long awaited discovery

A long awaited discovery

He looked at me and I could see the thought cross the blue sky of his mind. It was a discovery, a realization, a connection. One I had been patiently waiting for. Patience is not one of my natural strengths. This had been an especially long wait. When he was young he had endless energy....

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Now is the time for yoga

Now is the time for yoga

Welcome...truly, dear ones, welcome. The first of the ancient teachings of yoga from over 2,000 years ago, begins with a welcome and acknowledgement that now, atha, is the time for yoga. I am so glad you are here. It is no accident you are here at this very moment.  Somehow, you knew this was...

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Care for self or selfish

Care for self or selfish

I recently wrote an article about self-compassion. When I started, I wondered how much is there going to be to write about? It's taking care of yourself.  But when I dug into the research much more was revealed. But let's first take a look at how and why it is that we can be kind, considerate,...

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