Blogs about Relaxation Techniques

I can’t pass a screening to participate in dance. And yet“

Dear friends, The other day I was dancing Tango with a student in my UNM Ballroom class, and he thanked me for sharing my darker story of physical challenges with the class last fall.  

Yoga Poses to Detox Your Body

Life gets crazy sometimes, and it can wear on us. If you notice that you are feeling tired and weighed down by stress, a lack of motivation for exercise, and are making poor food choices, it is time to think about giving your mind and body a reboot.

Destination Meditation: Quick & Easy Tips to Start Meditation Today!

Could you use some relaxation in your life? How about increasing your creativity? What about decreasing your stress and increasing your focus? Then you'll really want to explore and experience meditation for yourself. 

The benefits of meditation

I  was once convinced that meditation wasn’t for me.

Closing the Gap on Mummy Tummy

http://www.sopdigitaledition.com/mmagnorth/index.html#/38/ Closing the Gap on Mummy Tummy   Your post-pregnancy bulge may actually be Diastasis Recti Abdominis  By Monique Molino Photo credits: Sharon Giordano  

Rest and Recharge

I often find it funny when my clients give me the double take because I've told them to take a "rest" day.  Or when my Mommy Recess clients, give a big exhale of relief at the end of class when I tell them to take a moment for themselves and just breathe.  

Back Relief - Supine Tailbone Tucks and Lifts

Lay down supine (on your back) with your feet placed near your tailbone.  Place hands under the arch of your back, about 4 fingers should fit.  Remove fingers and feel the neutral spinal position.  Then, press the lower back down and round or tuck the tailbone while squeezing abdominals.  Next, arch the back and lift the tailbone while squeezing the back muscles.  Repeat, you can also do this movement standing.

Good-night Meditation

Begin, by lying in your bed at night settling into final relaxation (savasana) by lying supine (on your back) with your shoulder blades, in back, gently tucked and settled underneath the chest with legs outstretched and palms of the hands facing up with the arms out from your sides about 20*.  Next, begin thinking about the colors of the rainbow; red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple evenly spaced from the tailbone to the middle of the brain or brow center.  Furthermore, think of those colors as clockwise, rotating funnels emanating front and back indicating a healthy source

A Pose A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Yoga poses provide health to our bodies and conscious breathing integrates the mind/body connection.  Asanas (poses) pronounced Ah-sahnahs strengthen, balance, stretch and relax our bodies.  Depending on our needs we feel yoga poses where our bodies need the benefit.  That's the wonderful thing about yoga, it helps each person - where that person needs the benefit.  Consulting with an experienced yoga instructor helps when deciding which poses will, specifically, benefit you!