Traveling Yogi

now that summer is here, traveling season is in full swing.  whether traveling by plane, train, or automobile, getting from here to there can take quite a toll on us.  it would be better on our bodies, and less disorienting if we always traveled by foot or bike, (for instance, my husband is traveling toContinue reading “Traveling Yogi”

nothing sympathetic about this

hey there yogis… sorry to leave you high and dry last week.  i had one of those weeks where i didn’t feel like i had time  to return phone calls, let alone update my blog.   our household was buzzing with preparations for a my husband jeremy’s art opening, a music gig, preparations for goingContinue reading “nothing sympathetic about this”

Yoga for the Meridians: Pericardium/Triple Warmer & Gallbladder/Liver

here’s the third and final installment of the ‘yoga for the meridians’ series.  hope you’ve enjoyed them!  for more information about these, feel free to post questions, or  take one of my acuyoga workshops.  the next one is coming up in the fall. Pericardium Meridian 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM // Triple Warmer Meridian 9:00Continue reading “Yoga for the Meridians: Pericardium/Triple Warmer & Gallbladder/Liver”

Yoga for the Meridians: Heart/Small Intestine & Bladder/Kidney

hi folks… my post was a little late last week… and a little early this week… but i’m leaving town on thursday, and wanted to get this out before then.   here is the second installment of the meridian yoga series.  let me know if you have questions.  enjoy! Heart Meridian:  11:00 AM – 1:00 PMContinue reading “Yoga for the Meridians: Heart/Small Intestine & Bladder/Kidney”

Yoga for the Meridians: Lung/Large Intestine & Stomach/Spleen

for the next few weeks, i am going to begin to introduce some basic concepts of acupressure and give you a series of yoga postures that help to balance certain meridians (energy lines mapped out in traditional chinese medicine)  in the body.  these are taking from a workbook I created for a workshop that i teachContinue reading “Yoga for the Meridians: Lung/Large Intestine & Stomach/Spleen”

Self-Massage Routine

i suspect, if everyone did this every day, i would lose all my massage clients. … i just got a new printer and added my first scan.  i plan to include my original illustrations much more often now… stay tuned! Seated Self-Massage Routine Things to keep in mind while massaging: *Stay relaxed – especially inContinue reading “Self-Massage Routine”

Frustrated? Shouldering Too Much?

Exercises for Releasing Frustration Ever have one of those days?  These next qi exercises are helpful in both cleansing the liver and releasing the upper body tension that sometimes comes with frustration (and sometimes, just comes.)  In the first three exercises, it’s important to always keep a slight bend in the elbows to avoid hyper-extension,Continue reading “Frustrated? Shouldering Too Much?”

Breathing for Digestion/Emotions

ADVASANA CHAKRA BREATHING the following is a really great breathing exercise done lying on your belly (in the ‘advasana’ yoga position), working with breathing into the second and third chakras (energy centers). it’s great for digestion, of food and of life, and to balance your emotional state. it can be practiced anytime – including rightContinue reading “Breathing for Digestion/Emotions”