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Showing posts from January, 2012

January 24, 2012 Restore Series

So here we are just hanging out......chillin'......returning to the cocooned nest where we feel weightless, stress-free.....taking a load off of our feet......

What am I getting at here?  Well, Moyo Yoga will be hosting a new series at its studio called Aerial Restorative Yoga, a combination of Restorative Yoga and Aerial Yoga using the hammock and the floor.  The main focus of this practice is spinal alignment, elongation and release and creating space for healing and relaxation. This series is led by Pat Setley and yours truly on Thursdays beginning on February 2nd from 1:00-2:15 p.m.  There are 4 spaces left but since it is an ongoing series, you will have more opportunity to explore this practice in the coming months. 

The Breath
Breath with Expanding Sphere*

Calm Your Class in One Minute with a Breathing Sphereguest post by Jim Gillen

One of our favorite ways of teaching and encouraging children to breathe healthfully is by using a Hoberman breathing sphere – a popular children’s …

January 17, 2012 Restore Series

Mindfulness.....Try to wrap your mind around that one.  Such a popular word these days but what does it mean as a practice?  Defined it is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.  I'll share with you some tips on mindfulness including mindfulness practices.  

Journal Exercise
The Two-Minute Tooth Brushing
Our dentists always recommend brushing our teeth for two minutes allowing the entire mouth to get clean, scrubbing away tooth decay and bringing on fresh breath.  Well here's something you can do while brushing your teeth.  Take those two minutes to observe your body as you brush.  Do you lean to one side or the other, hold a shoulder up, lean forward? Is your breath shallow, rapid, long or full?  Are you pacing as you brush, dancing, swaying, stay…

January 10, 2012 Restore Series

This month's series is aptly named "January Journeys" because it is so much about the process of getting there and less about the final destination.  As the new year approached, many of us thought about Resolutions, the industry standard on what we can do better.  Trying to change old ways, pursue goals whether they are physical, job-related, or in our relationships, etc.  are the usual ways to set a Resolution.  When you have a quiet moment or two, sit down with your journal and think about a few of these questions.  This process may help lead you to setting an intention or a Sankalpa for this new year (even 13 days into it).  I've added an article on Sankalpa which is a helpful guide to setting one.

Journal Questions

In what ways am I hibernating, turning inward, and resting at this time? 
What new insight am I looking for to guide me into the coming year?  
What's being born in me during this dark season that needs to be sheltered and nurtured to be brought forth …