Tagged as: take-away tips

5 de-stress yoga tips for moms

Full disclosure: I’m not a mom. So what makes me think I can share tips that help moms de-stress and come back to calm? Because stress is universal and the tips that help it are, too. I’ve taught stress busters to corporate execs, academics, students and working moms. I’ve dealt with the Vata dosha–my dominant…

May 18, 2011 · Read More · Comment

yoga is my prozac: 2 studies on why a yoga practice is great for your health

YOGA IS MY DRUG? “Actually,” he replied, “I figured it was Prozac.” Ha! This was the joking response of a guy I do some work with when I asked him, “How do you think I stay pretty much happy almost all the time?” He was adding up the total hours in a year that he…

May 5, 2011 · Read More · Comment (6)

5 tips for tapping into your yoga flow when you can’t get on your mat. hint: make it with music

1. Breathe. We forget this. Breathing long, deep, yogi breaths can happen anytime, anywhere. Inhaling allll the way up from our belly, into our chest so our ribcage expands, even up to the roof of our mouth. Then our exhale drops down, all the back down to our bellies. This kind of breathing comes naturally…

Apr 20, 2011 · Read More · Comment

easing into it: on letting go, taking the piss, and having a laugh–on and off the yoga mat

GETTING PISSED OFFI was in a yoga class with yoga therapist Susan Van Zag the other day. She started our class–a tailored ascent into dancer’s pose–with a story, or rather, “a thing” as she smilingly called it. She talked about how she’d had been upset by something a friend of hers had done, how she’d…

Mar 29, 2011 · Read More · Comment

6 mindfulness tips for meditating–and daily living

Back when I first started doing mindfulness-based corporate stress buster workshops for maxed out 9 to 5ers, I thought I’d come up with something truly unique and revolutionary. It’s always nice when the universe conspires to keep your ego in check. Though what I taught was fresh and new for the people who attended, I’ve learned…

Mar 22, 2011 · Read More · Comment (2)

don’t freak out: 6 yoga tips for when life goes nuts

9 pm. 10 pm. 11 pm. The hours tick by like minutes. So do the days. I’m fueled by a dream–my soon-to-be-shared officially incorporated dedication to spreading practical, inspiring tools for a life well-loved. So what does this mean for my daily routine? Gone are the seamless evenings spent writing or painting. Gone are the…

Feb 3, 2011 · Read More · Comment (2)