Can you picture parts of your anatomy as water or fire or earth? Feel the fluidity of water and vitality of breath? It is an interesting thing to picture the elements of the earth as part of your being, and it gives a rich and juicy metaphor to play with. Ayurveda and Yoga see the [...]
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A Sweet Sailing Life: My Cruise Ship Analogy For Understanding Your Nervous System Imagine a cruise ship sailing calm warm seas. You are on deck with the sun shining down on you. Attentive staff surround you, ensuring that you always have a cocktail in hand, preparing beautiful food, creating entertainment, or cleaning your room. Think [...]
An exhale, an opportunity to let go of what no longer serves you, to clean stuff out and create space for something new. Feel stuck? This one will help you clear away the clutter and feel the potential of each vibrant inhale.
Understanding our connection to the five elements helps us find our balance. I feel like I connect to these elements through my Ayurvedic understanding of them. As I tune into how I feel I can use the elements as descriptors of what I feel in my body. They give me metaphors and visuals that guide [...]
Yoga means Union. Translating that to something tangible is achieved when we can experience that union. That is why I love these experiential breath mediations. They are so much more powerful than trying to explain something in an essay or facebook post. Connect to the definition of yoga, to the union that it speaks of [...]
I actively sought out conversations with women about their dreams of personal evolution this summer. These discussions were rich and meaningful, just the way I love them. I met with over a dozen women and learned that above all that we are all the same. That we are talented, skilled, educated women waiting on the [...]
This summer I have been Re-Visioning. I think it was kick started by my oldest graduating, and feeling for the first time, the suggestion that these kids really are only gifts for a short time before they are ready to leave. I have two other still deeply entrenched in our home, but the suggestion was [...]
So, how often, if ever, have you considered what exactly your breath is doing for you with each inhale to each exhale. My bet is it hardly ever crosses your mind. So that being said, lets explore. You know my fondness for metaphors, well get ready for Jill Novak’s simple explanation of breath. Give yourself [...]
A good spring cleaning just feels right this time of year; let the windows open and fresh air blow through, chuck stuff out where it has stacked up in all corners, maybe even try a detox or short cleanse for the body. But what else could this spring cleaning do? I am just in the middle of a [...]
Another one inspired by the fantastic Donna Fahri’s “The Breathing Book.” Let's explore what the breath does with your organs. Bringing attention back to your organs is a beautiful way to redirect your nervous system back to its resting and relaxed/parasympathetic system. When we start to feel and sense our organs our breath automatically slows [...]