Your practice does not end when you roll up your mat. You could think of every position you are in during the day as a yoga posture. Place your body and your mind in such a way that is beneficial to you. Then when you step back on your mat, it’s like you never left.Read More
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An important angle of any Yoga posture (and life) is always to listen to the cues your body gives you about how to take care of yourself. Opening the lines of communication is one way to build a great relationship between you and your body.Read More
"Soma" is a Greek word typically translated to mean "living body."
Both Yoga and Somatics ask us to step more inside ourselves while also being aware of our surroundings.
As you may well know, if you attend my classes, I'm a promoter of slowing down, softness and relaxation. The reason being is that much of life can seem to ask us to go fast, tense up and stay on high alert. We've all heard at some point that we should push our limits, step out of our comfort zone and do more. In some ways (sometimes) I agree, AND I suggest balancing it with the opposite. Especially if we've had the tendency to be an "A-type," have been on the go a lot or have a lot of stress.Read More
Ruts, in Sanskrit – Samskaras, can be seen as habits or patterns. Like conditioning or ruts in the mud (like the ones in the picture), one can get stuck and have trouble getting out. Most likely, you have positive and negative ruts or patterns, but you may not be aware of all of them. Unlike the obvious rut in the mud, Samskaras, can be very subtle and often not visible to the eyes at all. Do you get irritated by certain people or situations? Do you have a certain way of moving your body while walking or in yoga? Do you cross your fingers, arms or legs the same way every time? Yes, even that is a rut. Remember, they’re not always negative, but they are very often ingrained and automatic.Read More