Taking Time…

The holidays are here and another year is coming to a close. As we enter the month of December our lives are filled with lists of things to do. It is usually the same for me. My lists feel longer than normal. I sleep less because I am trying to get one more thing crossed […]

Making Space

“Like our noticing, like our trust in the support of the ground,like our breath,releasing tension is not something we do.It’s something we allow.” This quote is written by Jillian Pransky and shared in her book, Deep Listening: A Healing Practice to Calm Your Body, Clear Your Mind, and Open Your Heart. Most of us believe […]

Deep Listening

“Welcome. Welcome your breath into your body. Welcome your mind onto your breath. Welcome your body into the room. Your breath is always welcoming you…When we feel welcomed, we show up more.” Jillian Pransky writes in her new book, Deep Listening: A Healing Practice to Calm Your Body, Clear Your Mind, and Open Your Heart. […]

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 […]

Witnessing Mind

We are challenged when unpredictable (and sometimes unwanted) external events occur and change our personal goals or experiences.  The chatter in our mind can make a day which was going pretty smooth to one of pure disaster due to the inner dialogue inside our mind.  A hot or rainy day can make us angry at […]

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 […]

The Power of Pranayama

Breath is essential to life. It is the first thing we do when we are born and the last thing we do when we leave. Pranayama is the fourth limb in Patanjali’s eight limb system of yoga. Yogic breathing is a fundamental practice in the study of yoga because pranayama is defined as the “control of life force.” In […]

The Book of Joy

It is another month and another great book has my attention.  It is “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams.  The authors share their wisdom and tips how to find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering.  The main […]

The Benefits of Yoga Nidra

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Yoga nidra is a powerful and unique state of awareness in which the body profoundly relaxes, the thinking mind fades away, emotions seem to evaporate, alertness magnifies, and awareness becomes crisp and clear Julie Lusk Yoga nidra is also known as “yoga sleep.” It is the state between sleeping and dreaming.  A transitional experience. It is […]