Blogs about Mind Body

A Simple Short Daily Yoga Practice for the Spine: 3 Adaptations

This post is a non-philosophical one.  I have simply given you my take on how to do the six movements of the spine, with reminders on integrating the breath, internal and external focus, and ways to adapt it when you, or your student, might have an injury or condition that makes one of the styles of practice difficult or uncomfortable.  Please feel free to share, quote, or get back to me with questions.   

Breathe Your Way Into Healthy Workouts

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Meaning, Connection, and Intention

The other day I was looking something up for a class, and happened to go through several of my old ACE manuals. For those who do not work in fitness, ACE is one of the largest certifying agencies for fitness professionals. I still have my first manual... published in 1987. I also later did a personal training certificaion, and then, after taking time off when my kids were little, did the group fitness one again. So I have a lot of manuals.

Confessions of a former gym rat

How a painful sidelining injury exposed my true inner strength and released me from the shackles of false assumptions. We all can fall victim our mind’s common tendency to get stuck in rigid patterns of thought.  This is one such story.

If you are going with the flow...

If you are going with the flow you're going the wrong way According to recent statistics, only 45% of Americans are getting the minimum recommended amounts of exercise. And those are just the minimums. Everywhere you look, it is still easier to find low quality convenience food than anything of nutritional value and exercise is more often "get it in when you can" rather than a committed item in your schedule. Don't get me wrong.

Lessons from Tanzania

Lessons from Tanzania - Last month I had the good fortune of beginning the first few weeks of 2017 in Tanzania for a little adventure and perspective. The trip delivered on both. The country is beautiful yet harsh and raw. Her people are strong, proud, friendly, and graceful. Their stories are simple and yet complicated at the same time. Simple in that they want what we all want. They want the American dream... to earn a living, raise a family, build a big house, and live happily ever after. That dream is very difficult to come by at least in the places I've seen.

Growth, Pillar to Success

The need to grow is a human instinct. I do not mean just physically, I mean mentally and spiritually as well. As long as there is breath in our bodies, we all feel the need to accomplish more or improve upon something. Some of us even feel the need to chase a dream. That is how we keep evolving. I would like to use my own life as a reference point in this passage.  

Moving from Beginner to Advanced in Yoga

One day when my youngest brother was about 12 or 13 (and I was about 15) he decided he wanted some cake. Not having money or transportation, or a store anyplace near us he decided to bake one. Actually he decided to bake an angel food cake. My mother had always done a lot of baking, but had gone back to work full time the year before and we were all learning to figure out how to use her heretofore closely guarded kitchen. When I got in from wherever I was he told me about it, and showed me what he had baked.

Having Your Pumpkin Pie And Eating It Too, while knowing the difference between skill building and will power

This pumpkin pie was a treat given to me by one of my Pilates clients after my first lumpectomy last November. And yes, it's not a cancer fighting food. It's a celebratory one. "Once in a while a little treat is ok," said my doctors and nurses when I called them about this little slice of pie. Hey, I didn't want cancer again. So this is a case where I was told, it is okay to have your pie and eat it too.