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...
Don’t Just Sit There…Do Yoga!

Don’t Just Sit There…Do Yoga!

It’s super EZ to squeeze some simple yoga moves into your day. Really, you don’t have to put on your yoga clothes, unfurl the yoga mat, get centered, etc. and so on. You can breathe, stretch and move throughout your day. For instance: Don’t just stand there while you...
Loving-Kindness Meditation

Loving-Kindness Meditation

This Metta Meditation is over 2600 years old. “Metta” means universal loving-kindness, friendliness and goodwill – free from expectation and possessiveness. Metta is an all-embracing love, a sincere desire for the happiness and well-being of others. To...