Sciatic Savior

By request! Pain in general can wear you down; sciatica can feel agonizing and intractable. The sciatic nerve is the longest and thickest nerve in your body, and while sciatica can have many causes, we usually think of it as low back pain that radiates down one leg...

Salve for Your Sacrum

I’ve been filming simple practices for resilience for the Smith Center for Healing & the Arts throughout the pandemic.  This one is a sequence to support your sacroiliac joint taught to me by Maria Mendola, one of my yoga therapy teachers. (She was AMAZING!...

Reinforce Your Core

Better to strengthen your back than lighten your load, advises a Turkish adage. In yoga, the core is associated with the element of fire. In this 23 minute practice, we’ll hang out on the ground the entire time, exploring our breath and moving with ease and...

Self Massage for Oxytocin Boost

A video from the winter that I forgot to post! Enjoy this self massage for the scalp and face which helps release oxytocin, the “calm and connect” hormonal antidote to cortisol. If you start your morning with even a two minute version of this, (say after...

RAIN of Acceptance

Too much of our precious energy is tied up in knots of avoidance: the people, places, emotions, commitments we don’t accept as being part and parcel of our lives.  When we don’t accept our lives and bodies as they currently are, we cut ourselves off from...

Breathing to Release

How each of us carry chronic stress and trauma is as individual as how we heal. One of the most common responses includes feeling numb and disconnected from ourselves and others, withdrawing from social situations and personal relationships, aches and pains that have...