Happiness

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How much happier would you be if you were to come into a large sum of money? This I wondered after talking to a dear friend who might find himself in just that situation. A conversation with another friend about American consumerism followed. And a few weeks ago I decided to give up sugar. What does all of this have …

The Energetics of Menstruation & Why it Matters

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The subject of this month’s blog had its genesis 15 years ago when I began my practice of yoga. Over the years, I have heard some teachers advise against inversions (downward facing dog, bridge, plow, wheel, shoulder/hand/head stands, etc.) during menstruation yet others never mention it. I thought I would seek some philosophical principles and professional opinions on the matter …

10 Natural Remedies for Stress and Anxiety

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Guest Blogger Stephanie Morish, certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Natural Food Chef, speaks not only to Yoga Therapy, but other stress reducing remedies. Have you heard of the stress hormone cortisol? When chronically elevated from stress, your body is in a chronic state of “fight or flight.” I spoke about this in my October post on nose breathing. Read on …

How Your Nose Can Help with Stress Relief

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It’s not uncommon for me to observe my clients breathing through their mouths. I believe the habit comes from the fitness industry. If you see someone mouth breathing while heavily exercising they are trying to expel carbon dioxide. When not eliminated through the breathing process the CO2 (and other waste products) end up being pushed into the muscles where they …