Financial stress is held in the hips?

Financial stress is held in the hips?

I like the idea that if we work mindfully in a certain area of the body we can impact a specific area of stress in our lives. I am also a bit more sold on the idea that stress affects the whole body and no matter what you are stressed about, all systems (digestion, nervous, …

Are neck circles safe for your Cervical discs?

Along with the many habitual cues used in Yoga classes ‘Neck rolls’ ought to be taught less. If someone feels tense in their neck the chances are that the muscles through the neck, upper back and jaw are compensating or responding to something else. It may bring relief of some sort as the heavy skull …

6 powerful questions that will change your life forever.

What I really like about James’ article is that he asks questions as opposed to giving a recipe. Right from the first question you are asked to be an active participant. It is my belief that this is a much more effective approach since you and your story are all that matters. If we are …

It’s okay to be sad.

Lately I have noticed a real stigma around being sad, and yet sadness is as natural and informative as happiness is. My curiosity lies in the questions – What happens to sadness if we don’t let it be heard? What message are we telling ourselves when we push sadness aside? And. How do we then …

Non possessiveness and it’s effect on our structure.

It was beautiful timing when I stumbled across this teaching of Non Possessiveness or Aparigraha in Sanskrit. It is the act of non attachment, non greed, non clinging and non grasping. The Christmas season was going to be interesting! As we got closer to December 25th I took the opportunity to ‘see’ what I could …

Getting hyperfocused on how you breath?

There was a time, not long ago when chest breathing, hyperventilating, reverse breathing and any of the other terms to describe dysfunctional breathing patterns were rarely used. It appears that there is a swing towards the other end of the spectrum where health care practitioners are working to ‘fix’ how somebody breathes. It is true …

Relieving Strained Shoulders

In this video, I’ll be teaching you how to do the Rope Jacket. This is an exercise that helps people with shoulder problems, such as rolled shoulders or spend time in a forward position from spending time at a computer, cycling, etc. All you need is a rope tied to create a circle or a long yoga …

Releasing the Shoulders & Spine

Here are a few exercising you can do at home to help relieve tension and bring more functional movement to your shoulders & neck.  

Releasing the Hips

I’d like to show you a simple hip release exercise. All you need is a yoga matt or towel to lie on and a wall to lean your legs on.

Yoga’s ethical practice – The Yamas and Niyamas

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