Guys, Got Pent Up Emotions? It’s All in the Hips. ~ Anthony Ware

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Tears were streaming down my face—I had lump in my throat the size of an apple. My hips were hurting yet feeling good at the same time. Waves of emotions and memories rushed over me. How did I find myself in this situation? Hint: I wasn’t playing golf (and get your mind out of the […]

Celebrate Your Strength With Your Breath! Feeling Anxious? Try Breath Work

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“Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders.” – Andrew Weil, M.D. Since breathing is something we can control and regulate, it is a useful tool for achieving a relaxed and clear state of mind. I recommend three breathing […]

Stuff Yourself With Goodness This Holiday Season

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“Stuff yourself with goodness; fill yourself up FULL; with everything delicious and let the leftovers go…” Over and over again; all week long these words have been rolling off my tongue. Perhaps not the most profound but deeply heartfelt and soul driven. Coming together, being with one another, just inches apart on our yoga mats, […]

21 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 20 – 30-Minute Tension Release Side Bends

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Do you regularly feel tension in your shoulders, neck, back and more? We all seem to carry our tension in these areas, especially if you work at a job that requires you to stare at a computer for most of the day. We forget about posture, we sleep all different ways, and then we hurt. […]

21 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 13 – 20 Minute Tension Release

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Today’s yoga practice is only 20 minutes for your 21 Day Yoga Challenge. It is all about releasing tension in your neck and shoulders – where most people hold all of their stress. This is a gentle seated practice that teaches you shoulder openers. You should feel very relaxed and have less tension where you […]

Physical Relaxation Techniques: Deep Breathing, PMR and The Relaxation Response

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Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.  ~Thich Nhat Hanh This tool introduces three useful physical relaxation techniques that can help you reduce muscle tension and manage the effects of the fight-or-flight response on your body. This is particularly important if you need to think clearly […]