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November 21 & 27 Restore Series

Good Frosty afternoon all.  This week's blog is a combination of our practice from last week and this week.  Now you will have a multitude of poses to enjoy and relax with.

The Inspiration

I have been playing this little game that I call "Pass It On".  It really is not a game but when I explain to my two girls what I am doing, calling it a game just seems so much more fun to them.  It goes something like this. When I make a purchase (small one), let's say for example, a coffee at WAWA, or a food item somewhere else, I leave a few extra dollars for the next customer in line.  Trusting that the salesclerk is honest, the next customer will receive a little gift.  My hope is that they will pass it on, this kindness, this love, even if it is retelling the story of someone thinking of them.

Can it make a difference?  Will it change the world in which we live in?  I don't have any scientific data to prove it will.  Do I feel good when I do good? Yes, and that feeling spr…

November 13 Restore Series

"Wait, wait, wait for this, wait for that...",  I tell  my children.  If only I could take my own advice and more.  I think back to a Dr. Seuss book and the The Waiting Place... (a useless place), which points out the ridiculousness in our waiting.


for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting.
Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, an Another Chance. Everyone is just waiting.
While we wait, life passes us by.  We don't need to be super productive during the wait time.  When waiting for a "live" person to talk as you dial in your insurance company, do you multitask, end up…

November 6 Restore Series

Ahhh... a month of Gratitude to practice, behold and share.  Gratitude certainly doesn't end after the turkey is eaten, the pumpkin pie is gobbled up and 3/4 of your guests are comatose on the couch.  Begin your practice today with a few of my favorite meditations on gratitude and keep your journal handy as you may want to jot down bits and pieces of thankfulness along the way.  And after your big Thanksgiving meal, turn your gaze inward as your digestive system says "Thanks".  Expressing gratitude can benefit your own health as well.  Benefits include better sleep, fewer physical ailments, and a better ability to cope with stressful situations.

The Breath
Three Part Breath (Durga Pranayama) with Hands to Belly and Heart

This is one of my favorite breaths because I can actually feel the movement of the breath through my body, like a "hands on".  This brings greater breath awareness and it is considered a "complete" breath where the entire lungs are fille…