Tag Archives: Yoga

Change is in the Air

Change is in the Air

Change is in the Air The colorful fall leaves are reminding us that change is in the air. My daughter sent me a picture and quote showing a tree losing its leaves which said, “The trees are about to show you how beautiful it is to let go.” I am about to embark on a […]

Road Trip Treasures

Road Trip Treasures

Road Trip Treasures It’s summertime—road trip time! I meet my sister in Denver every summer to spend a week together enjoying the Rocky Mountains. I-70 from Topeka to Denver is, well, excruciatingly boring. I decided to conduct my own treasure hunt to see what health promoting opportunities I could find along the way, and I […]

The Thrill of Trying New Things

Thrill of trying new things

The Thrill of Trying New Things There is a thrill that comes from learning and trying new things—both for the student and the teacher. Last week I attended a Thai Energy Yoga training. I picked up some new ideas I want to use in helping my clients get up after a session. Transitioning from the […]

Holistic Medicine – Yoga as Primary Care

Holistic Medicine - Yoga

Holistic Medicine – Yoga as Primary Care I was in St. Louis last week attending a Yoga Training conference where the topic for Thursday was Holistic Medicine – Yoga as Primary Care. The presenter was a doctor who utilizes yoga in his own life and in his medical practice. He talked about how much he […]

Leg Cramps Treatments

Leg Cramps Treatments

Summer is in full swing, and increased activity can create a need for leg cramps treatment. The other night I heard my husband gasping for breath. Alarmed, I asked what was wrong, and he couldn’t answer me. I determined he was having a muscle cramp. Because he could not speak, I assumed the cramp was […]

Beginning Yoga Poses

Beginning Yoga Poses

I love the word, “beginning,” and in light of a blueprint for wellness, beginning yoga is a wonderful idea. Here are some reasons I love the practice of yoga. It makes us stop what we are doing and spend some time paying attention to what our bodies are feeling and how they move. While moving […]

Blueprint for Wellness – Movement

Blueprint for Wellness

The Blueprint for Wellness for the body must include movement, but not just any movement, movement that you love! Do you remember how you loved to move as a child? I believe recapturing that love of movement is our goal. Unfortunately, what I have found over years of working with people and movement and struggling […]

Finding Balance

Balance

Health and well-being are intricately tied to finding balance—in our bodies, minds, spirits, and relationships. We have been talking about growth and how to facilitate growth in our bodies, minds, spirits and relationships through gathering information, spending time in introspection, and then carrying out our plans through implementation. However, all of these wonderful efforts can […]

Body Awareness

Body Awareness

Body awareness–knowing how our bodies are feeling and what they need at any given time is what introspection for the body is all about. How do we take time to “get in touch with” or “listen to” what our bodies may be needing or feeling? Many years ago when I was studying Pilates they called […]