Blogs about Body-Mind-Spirit

Capturing Movement: Week 5 class at UNM!

On September 20, my dear photographer friend Basil Steele came for a visit at UNM.


 You may see this phrase in various articles you come across or notice it posted at your gym.   People use this cliché so often that each word ends up being ignored and neglected.   Have you ever wondered what it actually means or what steps are necessary to achieve this trifecta.

Fitness Tip of the Week...Get Outside!

Spring time marks the time where energy comes back up to the surface and new growth surges. This is no more true than in Wisconsin where we will be come out of hibernation to soak up the first sunny day and everyone there after. It amazes me how good the first 40° day feels in Spring when it nearly shuts me down in the Fall.

Good Friday-Time to Reflect

Time to Reflect on what is truly important.  Click on this linkBlessings to all.    

Lessons from the Yoga Mat

 There are always a lot of posts on social media that list the benefits of yoga. As always some research is well designed, and some less so, but there is so much research being done these days on yoga and related topics that one can see pretty clear evidence of a number of benefits of the practice. In some cases we can also see the factors within the practice that lead to those benefits.

Food For Thought...

Nutrition is essential for your body ..yes?  It is all integrated with your GI System, Circulatory System, Respiratory System and Endocrine System and yes I could go on.Here is my food for thought...How many of you, including myself, forget "Nutrition for Intuition?" Today I will honor again, how food is also essential for our inner self. Fuel your Intuition.Feed your Mind, body and spirit.. 

The Sun will always rise

I salute the Light in your eyes, where the whole Universe dwells. ~~Native American quote..What do you choose to do with or in your sunrise?  

Trauma, Loss, and Grief: thoughts both practical and personal

In a couple of minutes I am leaving for Kripalu. For those who aren't familiar with it it is a yoga training center in the Berkshires. That is a pretty bare bones description for a place that offers some of the best training programs for teachers and students alike, as well as acres of natural beauty, wonderful yoga classes, fabulous food, and quiet spaces to sit and read or meditate.

Brain Health: Exercise is Key to a Healthy Mind

Thinking healthy leads to being healthy.  ~Michael R. Mantell, PhD, Behavioral Psychologist Most of us know that losing weight and feeling great are two of the benefits of leading an active lifestyle, but did you know that exercise is amazingly good for the brain? Research findings continue to suggest that physical activity, even in small amounts, may delay or slow cognitive decline in older adults. This is great news to those of who wish to remain independent as we age.

Mind Body or Mindfulness Training: A theoretical construct for practical application

We often talk about yoga as a 'mind/body' exercise, or about the practice of 'mindfulness', as though it was a simple dichotomy: Here is a mind and here is a body and I will put them together and be mindful. I think this is all very interesting, but a lot more nuanced and complex in practice. I've been teaching introductory mindfulness techniques in daily life for a while, and my sense is that it is helpful to have a theoretical framework in place that captures some of this nuance.