Stretches to Help Relieve Aching Hands

Stretches to Help Relieve Aching Hands

Counteracting Wrist/Hand Pain  Like most folks, I spend plenty of time using a keyboard. From the IBM Selectric typewriter I had in college (oops, did I just date-stamp myself?!), to the iMac I use now, to texting on my iPhone, I use my hands and fingers A LOT....
7 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

7 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

As the calendar flips to September, I’m battling some late summer lackadaisical energy…you know, when trying to get something accomplished feels more like pushing string. For me one way to release “should-related” stress is giving myself permission...
Yoga at Home with The Yoga Decks

Yoga at Home with The Yoga Decks

Cobra from The Yoga Deck “I want to tell you that I am so happy I have The Yoga Deck so I can do my yoga in safe isolation!”  My friend Sue emailed that unsolicited (scout’s honor!) comment when things began shutting down due to the coronavirus. Her wonderful...
Smiling Meditation (aka, Mouth Yoga)

Smiling Meditation (aka, Mouth Yoga)

We’re not grateful because we’re happy; we’re happy because we’re grateful.  Studies show that when we smile, we relax hundreds of muscles in our body. The body sends a positive message to the mind and we feel calmer, happier, and more at peace.  · Sit...
All Movement Counts as Exercise

All Movement Counts as Exercise

With the current mitigation efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, gyms are shuttered; yoga and group fitness classes are suspended. Maintaining a consistent exercise regimen can be a challenge. Some people stay disciplined enough to exercise regularly on their own;...
The 7 Chakras: A Brief Explanation

The 7 Chakras: A Brief Explanation

Within the body lie 7 vital energy centers. We can’t see them; they won’t show up in an X-ray or MRI. Yet, for thousands of years, Eastern cultures have recognized their importance to our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Through these centers, known...