Props You'll Need for Class Sep 20, 2022

Most people start my classes with 2 yoga blocks that they buy from Target or Marshalls, a thick, warm blanket that they already have at home, and a tennis ball. Those things will work fabulously for about 80% of the postures I'll teach you. However, there are some postures that require different,...

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My Favorite Kitchari Recipe Sep 19, 2022

Kitchari is a warm, easy-to-digest Ayurvedic staple food made with rice and lentils. It's the perfect food to eat when the weather starts to get cold and you want something comforting but not too heavy.

You could think of kitchari like the Indian equivalent of rice and beans, but made with spices...

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What is Somatic Meditation? interoception meditation somatic meditation Sep 16, 2022

The word somatic means embodied, or “relating to the body.” When we meditate in a somatic way, we pay attention to our body — not trying to change anything, or improve anything, but to observe and relax into whatever the felt experience of the body is that day. 

This...

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What is Yin Yoga? slowing down somatic yin yoga yoga Sep 16, 2022

Yin Yoga is a modern technique based on ancient practices that can be used to cultivate physical health and a spacious mind. It’s unique in that it looks at the body as a friend, rather than something to be conquered or controlled. 

Yin Yoga provides a daily self-care ritual for people...

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Fall Back into Yourself calm meditation relaxation self care self love Sep 16, 2022

There was a time, long ago, when I was sitting among 40 meditators and our teacher said "Fall back into yourself."

When I heard that phrase, my whole being relaxed.

Since then I've thought a lot about why the cue to fall back into yourself can be so helpful - not just for formal meditation...

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Where should your tongue be during meditation? meditation tongue Aug 16, 2022

 Q: Recently, a dental assistant told me that taking the tongue off the roof of your mouth is indeed the opposite of meditation and relaxation. I want to make sure that I’m teaching my meditative art clients properly, and essentially what they’re doing is meditative. I was...

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