Strengthen Your Immunity

With COVID-19 still a threat and the flu, common cold, and other bugs lurking, you want to make sure your immune system is ready to help fight and keep you from getting sick. Experts tell us the best strategy at this point is two-fold: both prevention of infection and strengthening the immune system. Your immune […]

Let Go & Get Grounded

As the autumn winds creep in and the summer glow fades, it seems Mother Nature is once again reminding us to let go instead of hold on with faith that after a period of rest, new growth will appear. The change in season is an invitation to come inside and pay attention. It may seem […]

Sleep Hygiene & Saboteurs

You may know how long you sleep every night, but do you know how well you sleep? The quality of your shut-eye is as important as the quantity. Unfortunately many of us are not-so-great sleepers. One in three Americans is chronically sleep deprived and many of us wake up feeling tired. Sleep deprivation can result […]

Embodying Resilience: Teachings from Yogarupa

During times of loss, unpredictability, scarcity and pain we are not our best selves. We are in survival mode and doing our best to manage our circumstances. We have all entered this time. The coronavirus pandemic has affected us all. No one has escaped. Last weekend (March 20-22, 2020) I attended an online yoga workshop […]

Let Go & Be Happy

This phrase, “Let go and be happy” sounds simple, right? No. I know it’s not. There are many samskaras (impressions from life experiences) blocking our ability to allow life’s events to pass through us freely. The blocked energy is stuck and has now created a problem when we experience a similar event that “triggers” the […]

Deep Rest in Yogic Sleep

Yoga Nidra – Deep Rest in Yogic Sleep “Yoga Nidra” means “yogic sleep” and goes far beyond deep relaxation to a place of natural peace and quiet that is tremendously healing.  It is a power of awakening to who we are and it is more than relaxation.  It can give us access to our highest […]

Chakras

Last month I attended a Chakra exploration class through asana, meditation and aromatherapy at Evolve to Harmony in Omaha.  This was not the first time I had worked with my chakras.  However, it was a comprehensive course incorporating meditation, mudras, essential oils and asanas to help balance and clear our personal chakra centers.   The chakras […]

Understanding Life Force: Prana Vayus

According to yoga tradition, there are five currents of vital force (prana) that flow through our body.  They are called the prana vayus.  Prana means “life force” or “vital energy” and vayu means “wind” or “direction of energy.”  These five vayus govern different areas of the body and different physical and subtle activities. When they’re […]