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April 30, 2021
being ok with meditation

Listen to "Ep 506 - Being Ok with Meditation + Sat Yam" on Spreaker.

April 28, 2021
steady: fifteen standing movements

It's ok to take your time Welcome to this week's TSY practice! If you give it a try, I invite you to leave aside expectations or assumptions and trust how you feel in a given moment, even if it takes a while to figure out how that is. It can take time and space to […]

April 26, 2021
breathing as a practice for rest or mood shifting

In a previous post, I shared how your breathing and body/mind state relate to one another through the autonomic system, as well as how trauma and triggers should be considered when breathing to regulate your physical and mental state. You can read that here. In this post, I’m going to outline two breathing practices that […]

April 23, 2021
experiencing the change inside

We all change We grow, we age, we change -- from year to year, day to day, and moment to moment. The other day I took a special delight in paying attention to my body changing from tense and tired to relaxed and ready to rest. It was a reminder of just how much is […]

April 21, 2021
weaving: ten standing movements

Be where you are Today, I invite you to let yourself be where you are --in whatever way you take that invitation. And with that, I want to share a bit about letting your breathing be where it is, because our breathing and physiological state (and therefore our emotional state) are causally linked. Breathing is […]

April 16, 2021
letting go of assumptions

Holding assumptions is normal The way our minds work, assumptions and face-value judgments take effort to avoid and overcome. Sometimes that's just fine. An assumption doesn't adversely affect you or anyone else and just hangs out in your base of knowledge not being called on all that much. Of course, often times those assumptions are […]

April 14, 2021
soft stance: ten standing movements

Bringing awareness into practice For most of us, body awareness is a blurring of what we feel in our body and what we've learned about our body. Can you recognize this in your own awareness? Perhaps notice where that blurring --which you might experience as complex or unsure, among other things - feels ok for […]

April 12, 2021
deep breathing, your nervous system, and you

Let’s all take a deep breath… Have you heard that deep breathing is a good way to calm down and relax? Well, I’m here to say it’s true! …except when it’s not. Like the day I left meditation class with my heart racing because I’d overdone it on a breathing exercise. I was surprised because […]

April 9, 2021
practicing patience

Going deep without process A few episodes back, I shared my image of noticing layers of yourself (physical and otherwise). Which I kept paying attention to in my own practice, especially as one day I observed myself going straight for the center. I was feeling my innermost depths! Sort of. Not really. What I was […]

April 7, 2021
upright: five standing movements

Sometimes, it can be good to just observe Does all that we’re aware of in ourselves need to have meaning? Do we need to explain all that we can sense in our bodies? I don't think so. Being aware of being, of sensing without explaining --or being aware with curiosity and patience-- can be a […]

April 2, 2021
what to do when you're not ready for meditation

Listen to "Ep 502 - Being in a Meditation Frame of Mind + Figure 8 Breath" on Spreaker.

March 26, 2021
beginnings + endings

Listen to "Ep 501 - Beginnings + Endings + Swaying to Stillness Meditation" on Spreaker.

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