Category Archive: Stress Relief

Five Ways To Find Balance & Ease When Life Overwhelms You

1. Pause Sit down, close your eyes. Listen to the sounds around you —better yet, listen to the silence from which all sounds arise. Breathe deeply and evenly for three to five breaths.… Continue reading

Purna: An all levels practice on being present

When we get busy or overwhelmed with a mountain of tasks, it’s very easy for our attention to scatter and to feel fragmented. But wholeness is our natural state. We are full and… Continue reading

Is Feet Together Really The Best Way To Practice Mountain Pose?

The instructions for tadasana are so common, so assumed in yoga class, that they’re often given nonchalantly and glossed over. As in, “You already know this, you do it a million times a… Continue reading

Restore & Recover: Very Gentle Yoga For All Levels

This entire practice is done on the floor, either sitting or lying down. It’s super gentle, in the restorative style and perfect for recovering from a big physical or emotional event. This yin… Continue reading

The Two Best Yoga Poses For When You’re Sick

Sometimes it just happens. You get run down. Or stressed out. Or too emotional. Or your kids come home from daycare with a touch of the we-know-exactly-where-that-came-from. Maybe it’s some combination of these,… Continue reading

What I learned at 12,000 Feet

We left the parking lot in the near-dark of 6 a.m. Our packs were light; just a small rack of gear, a 30 meter rope, our harnesses, jackets, and some food and water between the… Continue reading

Yoga Class: Shoulders, Legs & Listening

Listening, just like any skill, takes practice. Of course being a good listener makes you a better spouse, parent and —well, person. But this yoga practice is dedicated to listening to yourself. It seems… Continue reading

Meditation For Confidence

This short (one minute!) meditation was inspired by Amy Cuddy’s TED talk on body language. She talks about “power posing” and how posture decreases the stress-hormone cortisol and increases the chance for success.… Continue reading

Why We Meditate (And How To Do It Better)

Meditation is a powerful tool for easing stress and making space to connect with yourself. The goal is not to stop your mind but to keep it’s frantic, skeptical and controlling side from running your… Continue reading

Meditation & Breath to Restore Energy

Seems almost everyone I know is experiencing some sort of turmoil or huge transformation right now. In this time of need, it’s even more important to center ourselves and clear our minds, so I created… Continue reading