digesting your day

happy thanksgiving dear yogis! in many ways today is my favorite holiday… a time set aside to celebrate and honor all the abundance and connectedness that our life is full of.  but sometimes we have loaded our plates too full, literally and otherwise, and we need some assistance to help digest it all. the followingContinue reading “digesting your day”

sleeping yogi

*if you keep waking up at a certain time in the night, it may be connected to some disturbance in the meridians. in chinese medicine there is a body clock, where two-hour time periods are connected to specific meridians. the ones that are most likely connected to sleep disturbances are:

GALLBLADDER: 11 pm-1 am // LIVER: 1-3 am // LUNG 3-5am // LARGE INTESTINE 5-7 am

untying knots

“The goal is not to tie ourselves in knots … we’re already tied in knots. The aim is to untie the knots in our hearts. The aim is to unite with the ultimate, loving, and peaceful power in the universe.” – max strom

give us this day our daily leg stretch

if there is one stretch that will help a majority of students i know… especially those that suffer with low back pain, sciatica and/or general tightness in the legs and hips – it’s this one. it can be done either using a strap, as shown – or with a a door frame. i’ll instruct below – but this leg posture does a similar “trick” as last weeks arm stretch – notice after each side how the leg you just stretched actually feels like it’s grown an inch or two!

try this every day for one week and notice if your low back, legs and hips feel any different!

one of the coolest tricks i know

sure yoga is all about connecting to yourself and your body – and not about competing or showing off or any other such nonsense.  but we’ve all been at parties sharing with your friends how transformative yoga has been for us (um, right?)… now here’s a little parlor trick for you to show off theContinue reading “one of the coolest tricks i know”

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”