Relaxation

Legs Up the Wall

3/25/15 |

One of my all-time favorite poses to recharge after a stressful day or wind down before bed is a restorative yoga pose called “legs up the wall.”  You can practice it on the ground or on a bed, or in our new Grow Well office during our Yoga for Better Sleep workshops this Spring! How to practice “legs up the …Read More

Ocean Breath (Ujjayi)

10/2/14 |

Ocean breath (in Sanskrit: ujjayi, which means “victorious” breath) is one of my favorite breathing techniques because it can both calm your mind AND bring energy back to your body. Make as much Darth Vader noise as you like with this practice! And as with any yoga or breathing practice, if you feel dizzy or uncomfortable …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

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

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