Rest and Sleep

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

Grow Well 2014 Year in Review

1/13/15 |

Celebrate a year of wonderful learning and work for Grow Well with us! I want to try this (add to my List) Forget to Log In? Hello! In order to add this activity to your action list, you must be logged in. Log In

Listening to the Body with a Reluctant Mind

10/10/14 |

Today was supposed to be my writing day.  I had a topic in mind, I had an early morning window carved out.  I was ready. Unfortunately, my 9:30 bedtime last night turned into nearly midnight, and my night was peppered with unwelcome wakefulness.  When I arose early, I could feel weariness throughout my body, especially in …Read More

Boost Your Energy with Yoga

10/3/14 |

You’re probably already well aware that yoga can help you manage stress and relax your body and mind before bed. Did you know that it can also boost your energy? As our recent Yoga Basics grads can attest, the poses and breath we practice in yoga move prana, or “life force.” Prana refers to the …Read More

Self Care Isn’t a Luxury

9/24/14 |

I used to equate “self care” with a trip to the spa. It seemed to be a luxury available only to those with the time and money to spare on pampering and stress relief. I didn’t see myself in that picture, so I didn’t process how badly I needed self care until I was emotionally …Read More

5 Bedtime Habits for Better Sleep

9/12/14 |

For many Americans, lack of restorative sleep is one of the most troubling factors impacting our health.  Sleep is our body’s time to restore and heal, so it is no surprise that poor sleep duration and quality are linked with a range of chronic health problems, as well as diminished productivity and effectiveness.  American adults are averaging …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

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