Category Archive: Stress Relief

Why You Should Stretch Your Side Body + An Introduction to Connective Tissue

Chronic pain is at an all time high in the United States, higher, in fact, than the incidences of cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. Back pain heads the list of complaints with migraines and… Continue reading

Moving From Distraction to Focus: Slowing Down & Paying Attention

This is an age of constant distraction. Our attention endures only the double tap of the Instagram screen. Online, paragraphs are broken into the barest crumbs of one or two sentences. In today’s yoga, classes… Continue reading

Restoring Breath & Balance

During emotional or stressful times, we tend to breathe less. We tend to brace against the discomfort, and go on fighting the good fight. But if we don’t stop and nourish ourselves and come… Continue reading

Learning to Fail: What Every Yoga Teacher Wish You Knew

Yoga is meant to push us up against our rough and uncomfortable edges. Physically, we stretch tight muscles and learn to move towards the intensity, rather than away from it. Holding presence while staying on that… Continue reading

Emerging in Wholeness: A Yoga Flow For Shoulders & Spaciousness (Advanced Beginner + Up)

So often when we have felt stressed, overwhelmed or traumatized, we retreat into our inner world, building behavior that protects rather than allowing us to engage openly in the world. While retreat and… Continue reading

3 Ways To Develop A Pranayama Practice (And Why You Should)

While it seems there is barely enough time in the day to practice yoga asana, let alone any of yoga’s breath practices, they are incredibly valuable and important. They are powerful and delicate,… Continue reading

Minute Meditation: Safety & Inner Peace

For this holiday season, I want to give you a gem of a tool to be used almost anywhere. This little meditation is only one minute long, but will help you find peace

Goji, Raspberry, Rose, Chocolate “Love” Truffles

I love making healthier sweet treats. Doing so makes me feel calm and present. These, however, are extra special, because I only make this elaborate of a recipe when circumstances demand it. Making chocolate truffles is time… Continue reading

Creating A Healthy, Stress-Free Neck

In 2004 I was diagnosed with a slipped disc in my neck. Though there was an acute incident — I was hit in the head with a surfboard — I was prone to the… Continue reading

Ujjayi Pranayama Basics & Practice

In this podcast we go in-depth with the basics of Ujjayi Pranayama, followed by a practice in the technique, which will help combat stress and calm your mind. We cover simple tips on how… Continue reading