Restorative Yoga for Your Breast Cancer Recovery Journey

When we practice restorative yoga, the focus is not on stretching or strengthening but instead on releasing and letting go. We release tension in our muscles and gently stimulate the organs through long-held poses designed to support and comfort the body. In order to achieve the comfort that we are …

The Benefits of Tree Pose

Earlier this month we talked about how to modify Tree (Vrksasana) Pose so you that can personalize it and therefore maximize the improvement of your balance.  In this blog we will focus on the other benefits Tree Pose offers, in addition to being a great way to improve your balance. …

Meditation for Inner Peace

As we continue to explore these ideas of inner peace and wellness this month, it is certainly appropriate to add in a little meditation, don’t you think?  Meditation is an opportunity to calm and quiet the mind.  It is unrealistic to expect a silent mind when we meditation, but rather …

Meditation for Stress Relief

According to the Chopra Center, a pioneer in meditation and wellness, meditation is best described as the progressive quieting of the mind.  In our normal, everyday consciousness, our mind is filled with an unending flow of thoughts. The thoughts can become so noisy and even overwhelming and stressful. We might …

Modifying Child’s Pose

Perhaps one of the best-known yoga poses aside from Savasana is Child’s pose.  It is a restful, comforting pose utilized in pretty much every type of yoga. There are two common versions of Child’s pose – ”regular” Child’s pose and Extended Child’s pose.  Personally, I find them each wonderful for …

Yoga Poses for Reflection & Slowing Down

Later on this month we will celebrate the Summer Solstice.  Historically the summer solstice has been considered a time of new beginnings, a time to celebrate the sun/nature, as well as a time to slow down and reflect on the changes you’ve experienced thus far in the year.  And the …