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July 19, 2021
revisiting: full torso breathing on moved to heal

In this practice, I'm inviting you to engage with your breathing by directing your breath attention to four different areas of your torso. When put all together, these four areas comprise what I'm calling a 360 degree breath.   Listen to "Full Torso Breathing - RECAST Ep 12" on Spreaker.   What’s in this episode […]

July 16, 2021
revisiting practicing mantra in meditation

Old school This week's episode is a recast from the earlier days of the podcast. I guide you through Hum Sa kriya technique with the additional use of a mantra, the sound 'gam' (my pronunciation sounds like I'm saying "gum" in my non-descript American English, and any ol' way you pronounce it is fine!). Enjoy! […]

July 12, 2021
revisiting: observing breath while moving on moved to heal

When you're moving, there's lots to pay attention to -- what's going through your head, the moves you're doing, the sensations you feel -- which makes noticing your breathing just one of many things you can be aware of while moving. This week, I invite you to try choosing the breath.   Listen to "Observing […]

July 9, 2021
revisiting mantra

What can you do with a mantra? The word mantra means "mind tool" or something that "expands the mind". You can use it to focus the mind in meditation and in everyday life. By repeating a mantra, you can train your mind to stay focused on it... to the exclusion of other thinking. In meditation, […]

July 5, 2021
revisiting: observing breath on moved to heal

Tune in to your breathing Observing breathing is simple in concept and can be a whole variety of things in practice, including simple, difficult, complicated, emotional, and more. Today I'm guiding you through a few approaches to explore when you're ready.   Listen to "Observing Breathing - RECAST Ep 10" on Spreaker.   What’s in […]

June 26, 2021
moved yoga flow practice on moved to heal

Happy Summer! July is a month of rest for me and so I'm taking a break from teaching classes and creating new podcast episodes. Of course, that doesn't mean you should stop moving! I will be re-casting some breathing practices throughout July and August and today I am sharing a bonus episode to launch you […]

June 25, 2021
comforting self and Self

We all need comforting Spending time being comfortable --being in comfort, in our comfort zone-- is a necessary part of moving forward in life. (So is time spent being challenged, but that's a topic for another time.) And there are many ways to return to comfort when you need to -- doing things you love, […]

June 21, 2021
curious: hands and knees forms moving on breath on moved to heal

Explore with courage I suspect most of us are naturally curious. Sometimes curiosity feels good and exciting, and sometimes it raises questions and takes courage. You might notice your experience of being curious in movement leans more towards safe or scary, pleasant or unpleasant. And if the latter, more unpleasant or scary, perhaps look for […]

June 18, 2021
being present moment by moment

There's more than one way to be present There are many places in life where we're asked to "be present" -- and it doesn't always mean the same thing. Allowing some variation in the ways you show up in any given moment might make "being present" feel more manageable. I share a few thoughts on […]

June 15, 2021
patience: still seated forms on moved to heal

being brave by being patient When it comes to movement, patience largely comes from being ok with what you're experiencing -- which means it doesn't feel like what I normally think of as "being patient," requiring oodles of discipline. Of course, sometimes to find that sense of being ok with what is, you have to […]

June 11, 2021
breathe comfortably in meditation

It can start with the breath It's fairly common knowledge that deep breathing is calming. Unfortunately, deep breathing as a practice that everyone knows well enough to call on every time it's needed is not yet standard. Which means it's always worth a friendly reminder that your breathing is a powerful avenue for shifting nervous […]

June 8, 2021
strong: hands and knees forms on moved to heal

Strength in connection I feel strong when I bring interconnected parts together in a coordinated movement. Even a form as simple as being on hands and knees does this for me, because I had to learn to notice where I automatically gave into the form and where I resisted it. Over time, I found my […]

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