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...

Spring Forward and Out

Winter ushered in unique constraints to living in step with a pandemic; it was harder to see friends safely outdoors as paths were icy and porches frigid. Now that spring is in the air, we feel sprung from lockdown, but there’s still some time — and...