Creating a New Year’s Intention

Happy 2013!  As you can see, It’s been about two years since my last post here.  I’ve been busy creating a book of my omwork assignments and hope to have it fully completed and published in this coming year. Also, I plan to start posting here more often again this year – so feel freeContinue reading “Creating a New Year’s Intention”

future tripping right past yourself

happy (belated) new year sweet yogis! after a nearly two month hiatus, which included all the fullness of the holiday season, and two weeks without internet service in our home, i am finally back and ready for a new year of sharing omwork with you all. this is the time of the year when manyContinue reading “future tripping right past yourself”

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

sitting in your own house

greetings sweet yogis, this past week we’ve been house sitting for our dear friends who live on the other side of town… while at the same time entertaining out-of-town guests staying in our home.  all this home switching has involved more planning than usual – mostly around making sure we had the right food, clothesContinue reading “sitting in your own house”

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”

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”