Feeling ungrounded or scattered? Not feeling open to connecting with others? Count down to more calmness—anytime, anywhere—with this short breathing practice found below. In just 10 breaths, you'll feel ready to interact with the world from a centered place of equanimity.
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I've used variations of this practice for years and it is very effective for helping to create a tactile experience, a somatic experience, of what it feels like to sit with a soft, unguarded heart center. It brings us back and forth between physically posturing ourselves so our chest oscillates between over closing and over opening.Read More
I am SO excited to Return to Costa Rica! Due to the publishing of my book Deep Listening in 2017 I had to skip the past two years at this amazing retreat center. In fact, the cover of Deep Listening was taken on the beach at our retreat center! This truly is one of my favorite warm weather getaways ever! With an intimate group, amazing nature, incredible food…. I am already counting the days to head back to Blue Spirit!Read More
JOIN ME FOR A FREE SPRING YOGA CLASS ALL SEASON! ONLINE!
This Spring Cleaning class designed to help you remove heaviness and invite in fresh energy - setting conditions for you to fully bloom into the season.
We'll flow through a short series of breath-based -chakra focused poses, rejuvenating restoratives, and an intention setting meditation that will leave you feeling bright and aligned with springs expanding energy.
You'll need a mat, two blocks, and two or three blankets.
Taking restorative to the next level means bringing it onto the mat and into your life. Restorative 201 features simple, short practices designed to integrate into your day easily and immediately. Each week you will receive a new module of lessons that offer skills which progress, like stepping-stones, from one to the next. Go at your own pace and keep calm to carry on.Read More
I recently had the opportunity to share Restorative Yoga with Mindful Magazine's Senior Editor, Kelle Walsh.
After our session we sat down to talk about -- the healing conditions that we cultivate for our body, mind and spirit - when we allow our bodies to be held, completely, by the support that is underneath our body and allow our breath to flow freely through us.
This meeting turned into a featured article in this month's Issue of Mindful Magazine. Here is just a short teaser of a deep and beautiful exploration of the practice that Kelle shares from her own experience.
The Magazine is available on newsstands all this month, and visit Mindful.org to practice a free soft belly breathing meditation with me.Read More
Spring’s rigorous and spirited energy has certainly begun its dance. We are talking about the ‘major’ uplifting energy needed to crack a seed and bloom it into a budding plant. It is time for growth and expansion. Change is happening right now, in a big way.
It would be an amazing experiment to witness the changes Spring's energy creates every day. For instance, if you were to scoop up some soil from the ground today, and then each day until say May 21, it would be remarkable to observe the it metamorphoses from contracted, dense, dry, and brittle earth into moist, malleable, fragrant dirt; pulsating with insects and juicy vegetation of all kinds.Read More
Explore the space between stimulus and response, where you can leave behind your habitual solutions and cultivate a living relationship with the present moment. As you learn to relax into this space—the pause—and see life and yourself more clearly, you can flow forward with more clarity, wisdom, presence, and wholeheartedness.Read More
I came to learn that inside, I held buried feelings that came from growing up with a chronically ill and volatile father. I just was not aware of how deeply I was holding onto things...until I had the panic attack. What seemed to have happened, was that the trauma of losing my sister-in-law, who was around my age and a lot like me, was a trigger event for facing the vulnerability that I'd been suppressing for so long.Read More