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Beginning your day with Ayurveda

Many of the practices of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation emphasize doing your practices in the morning, even encouraging practitioners to rise well before dawn to perform their meditation and yoga movements. What is so important about getting up early, that it makes...

Abdominal breathing

One of the best tools you can have in your back pocket for dealing with everyday stress and tension, or with episodes of pain and discomfort, is Abdominal Breathing.  It even helps tremendously to counteract everyday,  garden-variety impatience and irritation! When...

Self Care 101: Abhyanga

Abhyanga (ah-bee-yanga) is a brief full-body self-massage that is a valuable part of maintaining good health. It works in an obvious way to move lymph and circulation, and is soothing for the skin ( our largest organ in the human body!)  It also works in more subtle...

Slow Down- If You Can!

The habits most of us have gotten into are to do more, faster, and to double up on anything that we can.  I count myself in this club! Multi-tasking is the norm, and we tell ourselves we are being efficient and getting more done.  There may be real, hidden costs to...

Prenatal and Parenting Links!

I offer these Prenatal and Parenting links for my yoga students and for anyone who is interested in these ideas that come to us from Yoga and Ayurveda. This information will be especially important for moms who may be birthing through C Section.  This emerging...