This week's blog post includes some simple things you can do to prepare your body and mind for the change of seasons. Before we had grocery stores with everything available to us at any time of year, we were more dependent upon eating seasonally, which is actually healthier for us! If you do choose to eat seasonally, it is helpful to assist the body with change of seasons by getting enough rest and with herbal teas and natural medicine.
Diet: As the days warm
"When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself."
When I began studying Native American culture, spirituality and philosophy as a teenager, I was impressed with the idea of living our gratitude. Not just saying "thanks" before a meal, but living our gratitude for all that we have been given. After embar
One thing is consistent in every yoga class I teach - whether it is Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Yoga or Chair Yoga for seniors....We begin and end with breath work. Using various techniques (depending on the type of class), we explore our breath and how it moves our body, we deepen the breath and find a rhythm we can try to sustain throughout our practice.
Many yoga teachers will ask you to "set an intention" at or near the beginning of their class. I do not always do this, but it