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October 25 Restore

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INSPIRATION - it doesn't get any better than this folks!
Daily Affirmations

Swaddling
When was the last time that you got tucked into bed?  Maybe you are the one doing the tucking these days.  With the busyness of life (work, errands, phone calls, commutes), we then feel uncontained, our energy spilling out and subsequently not having enough energy to keep up.  Our final pose in class this week cleverly used the technique of swaddling to comfortably contain our physical body which may have, in turn, sent a signal to our nervous system to slow down, reset.  The message sent was "We are safe, supported, now let go of constriction."  

The Breath
Humming (Brahmari) or Buzzing Bee Breath Benefits: Excellent for speeding up the healing of body tissuesAlleviates stress and tension, anger, anxiety, asthma, insomnia, and high blood pressureStrengthens the voice and relieves thyroid ailmentsBenefits are enhanced when practiced after Nadi ShodhanaBalance air and ether, especially in the v…

October 25 Restore

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INSPIRATION - it doesn't get any better than this folks!
Daily Affirmations

Swaddling
When was the last time that you got tucked into bed?  Maybe you are the one doing the tucking these days.  With the busyness of life (work, errands, phone calls, commutes), we then feel uncontained, our energy spilling out and subsequently not having enough energy to keep up.  Our final pose in class this week cleverly used the technique of swaddling to comfortably contain our physical body which may have, in turn, sent a signal to our nervous system to slow down, reset.  The message sent was "We are safe, supported, now let go of constriction."  

The Breath
Humming (Brahmari) or Buzzing Bee Breath Benefits: Excellent for speeding up the healing of body tissuesAlleviates stress and tension, anger, anxiety, asthma, insomnia, and high blood pressureStrengthens the voice and relieves thyroid ailmentsBenefits are enhanced when practiced after Nadi ShodhanaBalance air and ether, especially in the v…

October 18 Restore

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So why the photos of rug cleaner, paper towels and a sponge?  Isn't it obvious that we now have a puppy in our household?  Armed with these three things, I can get through this puppy "pee" stage.  But I just don't want to get through it. I want to thrive and be in the moment during our new family member's young life.  Flashback 12  1/2 years ago, when I had a newborn baby girl to take care of.  My mantra then was "This too shall pass".  Oh, pass it did, and too fast. She is twelve now and where did the years go? What I wouldn't do to get those twelve years back.  Armed with this knowledge and my arsenal in the photo, I am determined not to adopt the same mantra.  I am living for all of the moments with this baby boy (actually toddler now).  I look into his brown, brown eyes and the world lights up.

On the human side, my day to day interactions with my daughters are less and less, as they grow up, and develop into the beautiful young ladies they are i…

October 11 Restore

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade
(various Carnegie, Hubbard, etc.)
That is how I feel about my Daily Lessons in life.  And boy do I get them.  Not a day goes by that I don't learn something about myself.  It could be the smallest inkling of understanding that I will store away in my memory bank or something major to shift even my belief systems.  I had this period of time over the summer where the lightbulb was turning on frequently.  It didn't change who I was at this point of discovery, but just made things awfully clear of who I was.  That is this gist of yoga.  To aid and support on your way to becoming more clear of who you are.  Bringing thehyperopia (far-sightedness) lens into focus, where things closer to you are blurry.  

Maybe you feel it as you move in asana and feel that brick wall of your edge, or try to take a deeper breath, and let it all go, but can't.  Maybe you discover that your thoughts are invading the stillness in savasana.  These are all discov…

October 4 Restore

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Another beautiful Autumn day here in eastern Pennsylvania.  Our friends and family in the Florida, Carolinas and Georgia may be having a different and more challenging day.  Send your thoughts, light, and love their way as they brace for Hurricane Matthew and the aftermath.

There are so many in this world to offer our love to.  We may sometimes think that we don't have enough to go around the globe or even our own family.  When we expend so much energy taking care of others, we begin to deplete ourselves.  Our boundaries with others may also be obscured or even broken.  In the event of a loss of cabin pressure, it is always recommended that if traveling with a child, that you first place the oxygen mask on yourself then the child.  Why not in everyday life?

These wonderful meditations from the Resiliency Center in Flourtown, offer us a few ways to take care of ourselves and protect us while remaining loving, compassionate and caring for others.

Essential Oils: Our sense of smell can…