Tag Archives: health

How surrender inspires healing

Surrender is one of my favorite topics explore. It’s a very difficult concept to grasp for someone that tends toward overachieving and overworking. Yet repeatedly, I see how the act of surrender inspires healing, while resistance creates stagnation.   I am generally not a cooperative patient. When I get sick, I tend to view it […]

Not Your Doctor’s Checklist: The Top 4 Benefits of Doing Yoga

It may sound cliché, but yoga changed my life, and continues to with every practice. From that transformation, I have created this list of the top 4 benefits of doing yoga.   As a little preface, you should know that before yoga came into my life, I was a gym rat. I went to the […]

Delicious Green Smoothie

This smoothie is packed with nutrients and fiber, and tastes phenomenal!  Great for breakfast or a midday snack.  On evenings when I am teaching yoga, I have it for dinner so I can feel satisfied before class and still feel comfortable enough to teach. Please excuse the rough measurements.  That’s just how I roll in […]

I love you and I’m listening.

Our bodies are highly intelligent and communicate with us constantly.  Well, at least they try to, though sometimes we don’t listen.  In those cases, the body usually finds ways to speak louder, scream if necessary, so we pay attention.   We all know its common signals: butterflies of excitement, sweaty nervous palms, stress tension at […]

Walking Meditation – A Video Guide

  Thankfully, meditation has moved into the mainstream, and you’re no longer considered a weirdo if it’s part of your daily routine (at least I hope not!).  The benefits of meditation are undeniable and span the full spectrum of wellness from mental,  to emotional, to physical, to spiritual.  A lot of people are curious about […]

Happy Belly, Happy Me!

“Many people today are depriving themselves of one of the most simple yet profound pleasures of life, the possession of a healthy digestive and elimination system.  It is fundamental to our enjoyment of life, for our digestion influences our whole perception and appreciation of life.” Dr. Swami Karmananda   It’s so true isn’t?  When our […]

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