Healing Yoga

From my yoga mat to yours: healing yoga for everyday life

Start Nettle Tea Decoction on January 1st to Allergy Proof Your Spring

Nettle - urtica dioica - tea decoction is a safe, effective method for helping our bodies remain balanced in the presence of some common allergens. Personally, I’ve had a dramatic improvement in lifelong, debilitating allergy symptoms and one of my chief interventions has been nettle tea. I start...

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Yoga Nidra releases unconscious habits, a possible mechanism through which trauma continues to hurt

Yoga Nidra You know that luminous state of insight and clarity that most of us have experienced after sleeping, but when we’re not actually up and at ‘em yet? What if you could intentionally create that feeling and state? What if you could tell yourself good things, things you want to believe all...

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Spice It Up!

Use your pumpkin pie spices on everything to boost your metabolic burn and support smooth digestion in the new year! Try them in your coffee - sprinkle cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg in the grounds before brewing and enjoy an extra warming cup ☕️

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New Year, New Who?

The “New Year, New You!, SMART Goals, Intentions” hoopla is big this time of year, but overrated. Because, like Einstein said, either everything is a miracle or it’s not. New Year is not the only time for miracles, but it’s as good a time as any. If you have a yoga practice, you’re familiar with...

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Why Pain Avoidance Can Hurt More Than Help

Avoiding pain is one of the biggest mistakes I witness in both myself and my clients in yoga practice. Don’t misunderstand - I’m not counseling to ignore pain, or worse yet, “work through it.” The keys are curiosity, sensation, gentleness and breath. Most wisdom traditions counsel to find a...

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To Exert or Not Exert? Winter Yoga

There seems to be conflicting information available about whether or not it's good to exert in your yoga practice in winter. I've found articles - and myself used to - advise a restful restorative practice only during the winter months. And winter evenings are the perfect time for a cozy yin or...

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Preparing for the New Year: Late Winter yoga wisdom for health and wellness

Late Winter, Shishira, begins a few weeks after the solstice, with the drying effects of winter and the sustained effects of cold. Balancing this deepening drying cycle are the growing long days, and Shishira is really underway when you notice the lengthening of the daylight. Our bodies respond...

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Six Principles of Healing Yoga

Just to be clear: Healing Yoga is not a trademark, it's not a "new" "kind" of yoga. In fact, I get kind of twitchy when asked what kind of yoga I teach. Yoga is yoga. All the trademarks and proper names attached to yoga are simply different ways of approaching and emphasizing aspects of the...

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The deeper purpose of checking in with yourself as you start your yoga practice

If you've ever been to a yoga practice with me, you've probably heard the question, "How do you feel in your body today?" How do you feel in your body - right now? More importantly, how did that question change what's happening in your internal dialogue, in your talky brain, in your...

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Yummy Holiday Recipes: lots of taste, little sugar and massive nutrition

For your Friday Fortification, I'm offering 2 of my own adapted fast, favorite and fortifying recipes and a link to a bomb diggety pecan pie that we couldn't get enough at our feast. Cranberry Kiesl and cocoa-almond crust are 2 recipes no holiday should be without and both are super easy, under 5...

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