Yoga “Stuff Happens”

savasana2As a yoga teacher, I often peruse the Internet for new ideas for my classes.  The thousands of choices to pick from (including YouTube videos, downloads, yoga web sites and blogs) can be overwhelming and a real time suck if I’m not careful. Mae West summed up my passion for yoga when she said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” For me, doing yoga, and knowing all I can about yoga, falls into that category.  

In fact, it’s through this fascination with researching yoga that I had the pleasure of coming across Charlotte Bradley’s newsletter blog and website, “Yoga Flavored Life. [Read more...]

Supported Bridge Pose (a.k.a. Bliss on a Block)

I love supported bridge pose. I would say it is one of my all-time favourites! It is a really nice restorative backend that is great for gently opening the lower spine as well as the chest.

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Stand Up Yoga for Better Posture

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Growing up, did you ever hear, “sit up straight, don’t slouch!” This is something I say to my kids frequently. They are little computer addicts and probably spend far too many hours there!

My posture isn’t horrible but I do sit in weird positions. As I type this, I have one foot tucked under me, the other on my chair with my knee against my desk and I am kind of curled up under a scarf (it is freezing…) I rarely sit “normally” and actually prefer the floor to chairs – this does not fly at work! [Read more...]

Breathing In, I know I Am Alive

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Today, everything is possible, because you are still breathing. You woke up, you’re alive; those two things in themselves should fill you with an almost ridiculous amount of optimism and joy.

“Breathing in, I know I am alive.
Breathing out, I smile to my life.”

You’re connected to the entire universe: the iron in your blood, the electrons that cause your thoughts, and all the chemicals that comprise your body were once inside a star that exploded. It’s literally true that stars died so that you could live. [Read more...]

A Short Yoga Sequence to Improve Posture

Slouched over your computer all day long …? Yoga can help overcome some of the detrimental effects that modern life has on our on posture.

Yoga nurtures good posture by lengthening the spine, creating awareness of postural alignment, strengthening the back muscles and fostering the natural curves of the spine.

Have a look at the sequence below designed to foster good posture. Give it a try – it takes less than 10 minutes to do!