We all have experienced trauma in some way or another in life. Some of it sits unprocessed, caught, and causing further suffering in our cells. Sometimes you remember exactly when it happened, you felt yourself freeze, hold your breath, perhaps go into autopilot, or stop feeling pain. Your miraculous body helping you navigate through horrible experiences by [...]
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Sometimes it helps to centre ourselves before we start movement. It helps to “drop in” and get connected before we move. For this inquiry, sit tall on a bolster or some support underneath you. Move through the process of dropping in, then allow your movement/asana practice to begin naturally from this place. Notice if this [...]
This one is self-admittedly difficult. It is strange to try to connect the diaphragm to the movement of the pelvic floor, and yet when this function can be in its optimal state in our bodies we have a huge advantage in function, stamina, and efficiency. When this connection works as intended we move in ease, [...]
Sometimes how we position our physical body is key to how we can find our natural breath. Often lying flat on your back is a bit restrictive and you need to support yourself along a bolster, a recliner, or even upright with your back against support. A position that allows your spine to be in [...]
Want to dive into how you and your breath are actually connected? Increase your awareness of when and how your personal patterns are restricting your body’s ability to have full and strong breaths? When we realize that our breath is not optimal, and we start to understand when it happens, then we can begin to [...]
The circadian clock anticipates and adapts our physiology to the different phases of the day. This year the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to two scientists who decoded how living in Rhythms with the Earths Rotations is the key to our health. Our circadian rhythm is our built-in, self sustaining biological clock. [...]
If you are new to yoga you probably haven’t heard of Pratyahara. It means "Tuning out Sensory Input” and is one of the 8 main components of yoga. Tuning out, and by doing so we tune in. This is where your yoga teacher is always directing you to focus on your breath. Close your eyes [...]
I have been really blessed by a crowd of supportive yogi’s that are itching to dive deeper into the stuff we are learning together. This summer things started to align as one of those people happened to be a travel agent with magic talents at arranging things. So with the help of Allie Temple this [...]
What if you were in charge of hiring the Backstage Manager/Tour Coordinator for the biggest headliner touring right now? You would spend all the money necessary to get the best most experienced person, with the best track record for the job. What if we made this into a metaphor about BREATH. What if you allowed [...]
Letting go of that constant need to pull the belly is can be a really really difficult thing to do. It is still reinforced in many exercise regimes, and we are told by our doctors and therapist to keep our core strong. And so we suck in. Worried about muffin tops and perceived flab. The [...]