Week 2 of Meditation/Mindfulness Journey

Here we are at week 2 of our Meditation/Mindfulness Journey.  This week's practice is Loving Kindness Meditation or Metta Meditation.  Typically with Loving Kindness Meditation we start with offering loving kindness to ourselves followed by our loved ones and then, to persons that are neutral, for example, the grocery store clerk a stranger on the … Continue reading Week 2 of Meditation/Mindfulness Journey

28 Day Meditation/Mindfulness Journey

"When we take time to quiet ourselves, we can all sense that our lives could be lived with greater compassion and greater wakefulness."  Jack Kornfield Meditation and mindfulness is spoken of everywhere now.  There are multiple studies being conducted on its effects in the corporate world, education, the health care system and the military.  Technology … Continue reading 28 Day Meditation/Mindfulness Journey

Possibilities!

The start of a new year offers a time to reflect on what is working for you and what is not; what thoughts and actions are leading you to your best self.  The beginning of a new year opens the door to possibilities.  My yoga practice deepens my life experiences and fosters a life lived … Continue reading Possibilities!

Inhale, Exhale, Pause

Filling up, emptying, stillness.  Taking in, letting go, bliss.  This powerful breath practice has fostered me through many moments of restlessness and anxiety.  This time of year can be difficult for me and when it is time to go to sleep even though, I'm sleepy, my mind starts to race.  I turn to this breath … Continue reading Inhale, Exhale, Pause

Yoga in Parenting

I'm a mother of 2.  One of my children is an 8 year old boy who is a very spirited and intense child.  He is very creative, smart and funny.  He can carry on a  conversation like an adult.  Along with his wonderful qualities he has an intense personality.  He wants things to go as … Continue reading Yoga in Parenting

Multiple Sclerosis Survey

,    Dear Reader, I have been teaching yoga to persons with Multiple Sclerosis for 10 years and I have had many of the same amazingly dedicated students for these 10 years.   They come to class even though they may be in pain, having difficulty walking, suffering fatigue, anxiety and/or depression and, they leave the class … Continue reading Multiple Sclerosis Survey

Favorite Peaceful Place

Years ago when I was suffering a bout of anxiety, I saw a counselor that advised me to close my eyes and think of a place that I feel most at peace, This technique was to help me feel calm.  This is also a relaxation tool in yoga used to calm the mind and body.  … Continue reading Favorite Peaceful Place