Breath Awareness

Breath Awareness

This breathing technique can help you attain better self-awareness of the body and mind. You can use it as a practice on its own, in preparation for yoga or meditation, or before Savasana (relaxation). Simply find a comfortable seat on the floor or in a chair and turn...
Sun Breaths with Nicole

Sun Breaths with Nicole

Sun Breaths are a great way to warm up the body in the morning or after prolonged sitting. This gentle flow connects movement with breath and can help you recenter and steady your mind in preparation for a longer practice. It’s also easy to squeeze into your day...
Hand & Wrist Stretches with Megan

Hand & Wrist Stretches with Megan

Show your hands and wrists some love in this 4.5-minute video with Megan. It’s great to do stretches such as these while working at a desk every half hour or so. If you are a knitter like Megan you’ll appreciate these stretches after a session of working...
12-Minute Walking Meditation

12-Minute Walking Meditation

Mindful Walking is a great way to incorporate meditation into your life. This meditation will bring your awareness to what you are experiencing while walking, specifically the subtle movements of your body and the sensations you feel. Put on your headphones and head...
Chair Yoga Video

Chair Yoga Video

This Chair Yoga practice brings yoga to those who have difficulty standing for a prolonged period or getting down to the floor and back up to standing. But it can be enjoyed by ALL bodies even if you have a regular mat practice. There may be days when you need a...
4 Shoulder Opening Stretches

4 Shoulder Opening Stretches

Discomfort in the shoulders, back, and neck is prevalent in our culture of sitting. Whether it is working at a desk or driving in a car, our sedentary lifestyles wreak havoc on our bodies. The mental demand of ‘doing all the things’ can also contribute to...
Yoga – Where Do You Begin?

Yoga – Where Do You Begin?

One of the most common things I hear from new yoga students who have tried yoga in the past that was supposed to be accessible to beginners is that it did not meet their needs. Most felt like that they were striving and confused in class, while others wanted more of a...
Inspired by Nature

Inspired by Nature

This morning as I enjoyed my oatmeal and tea I pondered what inspiration I could share on my newsletter and blog. I had been thinking about it for a few days and everything seemed forced, not authentic. When I opened my Meditations from the Mat book for a morning...