Reduce Eye Fatigue with Palming Meditation

Reduce Eye Fatigue with Palming Meditation

“For reasons we cannot know, happiness & inner peace depend on our relationship to beauty, gratitude, love and the service of something greater than the self.” Palming Meditation diminishes eye fatigue and helps relax the face and entire body. It can...
Yoga in the Summer

Yoga in the Summer

Nama-staying Cool as a Cucumber!  During hot summer spells, here are a few suggestions for practicing some “cool” yoga:  Pace yourself. Perform poses more slowly and take longer breaths per pose.  Focus on long, cooling breaths. Try inhaling through...
10 Tips for Body, Mind, and Soul

10 Tips for Body, Mind, and Soul

1. Try a 3-part breath: inhale, filling your belly, then rib cage, up to the collarbone; then starting from the top of the lungs, slowly exhale all the way down to your belly. Repeat 5 times. 2. Gratitude. Focus on at least 1 thing to be grateful for. (Here’s a good...
Yoga 101 for Beginners

Yoga 101 for Beginners

Triangle Pose from The Healing Yoga Deck I have to thank my mother for my interest in yoga. Rusty (she’s a redhead and that’s been her nickname since she was 4) wanted to try it and I thought, why not? I did ballet as a kid and was fairly flexible so I gave it a go. I...
5 Mental Health Benefits of Yoga

5 Mental Health Benefits of Yoga

The word yoga means “union,” uniting body and mind. In other words, you really can’t separate the physical benefits from the mental and emotional benefits a yoga practice provides. Deep breathing calms you down during stressful times; focusing on a posture helps pause...
5 Health Benefits of Yoga

5 Health Benefits of Yoga

As more people are finding out, a regular yoga practice has many health benefits. Gentle stretches and movement, deep breathing, and mindfulness can introduce wellness into our lives that extend beyond the yoga mat. You may find yourself sitting straighter, standing...