Take movement breaks when you can. Step outside if possible. And if not, find a window where you can gaze at the sky. Take 10 deep, slow breaths. Notice your feet, seat, or whatever part of you is in contact with the ground. Let gravity hold you. Breathe. Open your arms, rotate palms forward, and […]
Hi Folks, In these past three weeks, I’ve been reminded daily of the usefulness of the tools I teach others. The mornings I spend even a little bit of time on my mat moving, breathing and/or giving myself Reiki, I manage better. The days I get outside for even a short walk, I feel more […]
What I did on my summer vacation, with a soundtrack inspired by Heather Maloney, in this month’s column Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting. Look for me the first Monday of each month, sharing more about how yoga influences my parenting and vice versa.
I arrive early at preschool and observe my four year old boy carefully removing bugs from plastic cylinder jars. He makes the bee fly. Then the beetle. Then the butterfly. Each gets its chance. Unscrew the lid, carefully remove and fly it, return and re-cap. Repeat. Two older girls react strongly to the butterfly. “No!! Don’t!!!” Which draws teacher […]