Meditation

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Meditation for Living Intention

1/6/17 | 27 Comments

This meditation is a chance to spend a few minutes connecting with an intention you wish to fulfill in your own life.   For the month of January 2017 we will be “Bringing Intention to Life” in our mindful wellness online community. Click here to learn more about practicing with us (new topics every month).  To learn more …Read More

Self Care for Road Trips

11/25/14 |

If you’ve got a trip planned this holiday season, practice these tips to stay happy and well on the road. Stay hydrated. When you’re in a rush to get to your vacation spot and don’t want to stop for many breaks, it’s tempting to avoid liquids. Unfortunately, dehydration can cause back pain, especially when combined with lots of sitting …Read More

How Eating (Anything) with Gratitude Can Make You Healthier

8/1/14 |

When it comes to eating, most of us have a pretty automatic internal dialogue. Often our thoughts are hardwired to judge, evaluate, attach, worry, rationalize, check out, and more, regardless of the quality of the food in front of us. By practicing mindful eating, we become interested in seeing how we can interrupt the patterns at play in order to give …Read More

Loving Kindness Meditation

7/8/14 |

Looking for a magic pill for reduced stress, greater resilience, reduced inflammation and greater social connection?  You just might be looking for a daily dose of the Loving Kindness Meditation. I invite you to spend the next 6 minutes with me in a meditation that is a simple and powerful offering of kindness to yourself and …Read More

Self-Kindness Meditation

7/2/14 |

Sometimes our inner critic speaks to us in harsh words that we would never use toward loved ones. During those times when gremlins of self doubt and negativity are taking over your day, take a few moments to direct some compassion inward. You may be surprised at how nourishing one minute of self kindness can be. …Read More

Yoga for Sleep

6/24/14 |

Few things are as frustrating as being wide awake when you’re craving a good night’s sleep. Research shows an alarming list of ways we are hurting ourselves by not sleeping. Lack of sleep is related to everything from depression to heart disease, which is enough to work any insomniac into a frenzy. Which really stinks, …Read More

Happy Back Yoga

5/21/14 |

This routine is a kind, gentle gift to yourself after hours at a computer, cooking or otherwise at work!  Give yourself a quick dose of flexibility, openness, presence and flow.  No equipment needed at all! Love this post? Find more from Emily Burrows here. For one-on-one accountability and support: Learn about Self-Care Coaching with Emily. Learn about …Read More

20-minute Yoga for Open Hips

5/20/14 |

This sequence stretches the hips and low back. It’s a great way to find more mobility after a lot of sitting or after challenging your lower body with any of Chris or Marcy’s Quick Exercises videos. Remember to listen to your body and stay gentle–if it hurts, it’s no longer yoga! Love this post? Find more from …Read More

15-minute Yoga for Better Posture

5/20/14 |

If you often catch yourself slouching, you’re probably breathing shallowly and experiencing back pain. This 15-minute practice will help you develop core strength and openness, so you can stand tall and breathe fully. Love this post? Find more from Emily Burrows here. For one-on-one accountability and support: Learn about Self-Care Coaching with Emily. Learn about Private Yoga Lessons with …Read More

Dirga: 3-Part Yogic Breathing

5/14/14 |

  Emily leads us through a breathing exercise called Dirga, or 3-Part Yogic Breathing. This exercise can help calm our thoughts and bodies. Try this at any time of day. Feel your breath moving from your belly to your ribs to your collar bone. Love this post? Find more from Emily Burrows here. For one-on-one …Read More

Mindfulness Practice: Stop to Smell the Cherry Blossoms

Why We Focus on Mindful Living

4/16/14 | 6 Comments

Mindfulness, the practice of non-judging awareness, is increasingly revealed through scientific study as a powerful ally in health improvements.  It is no secret that modern life can challenge in ways that affect our bodies, minds and spirits.  Mindfulness-based tools are coming more and more into the mainstream, including clinically studied practices like Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction …Read More

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

4/15/14 | 3 Comments

This is a wonderful meditation for releasing tension and helping your mind and body relax. If you’re able, turn off the lights and TV during this practice. Get comfortable, follow along and enjoy the restfulness. Learn more about community partner Emily Burrows with Starting Now.   I want to try this (add to my List) Forget …Read More

20-minute Yoga Practice

4/15/14 |

This accessible 20-minute yoga practice will help you build strength, mobility, and connection with your breath. You don’t need any fancy  props for this practice, but you may want to have a small box and a belt or scarf nearby if you’d like extra support. This video also features occasional chicken squawking, as all farm-based …Read More

The Top 5 Reasons Why I Practice Yoga

3/28/14 |

In 2002, I was recovering from knee surgery for an overuse injury. My knee hurt no matter the position, and exercise outside of the pool was out of the question.  As anyone who has experienced physical therapy after surgery can attest, movement can be pretty unpleasant for quite some time! When I happened upon a …Read More