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Tag: relaxation

At ease

I’m writing this from my bedroom where I’m listening to the birds sing and watching rainbows shimmer on the wall from the crystal that hangs in my window. The crystal is a large ball and above it there is a hummingbird. It’s very meaningful…

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Slow down and pay attention

What is your body trying to tell you? Try this short restorative yoga practice with meditation to help you determine just that. If you didn’t catch yesterday’s post about the solstice, see it hereĀ for a bit of context about slowing down this time of…

My New Life

I’ve written pretty extensively over the past year or so about all the things happening in my life, from kidney disease with decreasing function, having a fistula created in my arm, the work up of a donor, starting dialysis and finally having a transplant….

Joyful snow day

We’re having a major storm here in Nova Scotia and just about everything shut down for the day. My guy and I had a day off, my dog is grateful for that even if he doesn’t want to go out to pee! So today…

A forced break

Today’s meditation: Creating your peaceful sanctuary I have said before that I’m more tired due to my kidney disease now than I had been. And yet I keep up. I still teach all my yoga classes, still take massage clients and keep working my…

Courage to Play

I was doing an online yoga class this afternoon with Rachel Scott (Class with Rachel Scott) that had the pose dragonfly in it. Dragonfly is a complex pose that involves arm balancing, twisting and opening the hips pretty wide. It’s not for everyone, we…

Sukhasana ~ Easy Seated Pose

Image from: http://yogaposes-onlinereviews.rhcloud.com/tag/sukhasana-yoga-pose The third stress relieving pose I’d like to share with you is sukhasana, easy seat. For some this pose may not seem like much, but if you take it, close your eyes and extend your spine you’re able to focus more…

Relieve Stress with Balasana

Balasana or child’s pose tends to have an immediate effect on stress levels. Coming into child we tend to naturally exhale fully as we settle the hips back. We rest with arms extended or wrapped around us. As in paschimotanasana, our chest comes toward…

You're Not Alone

When I took my yoga teacher training on of the comments the Swamiji made stuck with me: We’re lucky to have an eighth of a second with no thoughts. An eighth of a second! Celebrate the times when you are able to observe your…

Essential Oils 101

I saw this on yoganonymous and had to share it! Great graphic with loads of information on using essential oils.