Mind Body Connection

What Am I Supposed to Think About in Asana Practice?

I have been asked this question many times over the years and I love it. For one, the moment we are aware that we are thinking, we are not the thought, we are the observer. Secondly, this acknowledgement of “what shall I think about” is the realization that we get … Read more

Yoga and Cultivating Stability and Ease

Yoga Asanas An asana (yoga postures) is a good seat for the mind and the body and a good seat is one that is both stable and easeful. We stabilize the mind in part through drishti (a steady and easeful focus for the eyes) and in part through breath. Not … Read more

Your Hips Don’t Lie…

So, I had an aha moment while writing this blog.  I have a love/hate relationship with pigeon pose, I see all the benefits, often crave it, but just as often kind of hate it.                 I always wondered why Eka Pada Rajakapotasana was … Read more

I hate the world today…

Have you ever had one of those days, where literally you hate the world, and perhaps yourself in the process?  Where not only are you frustrated by the annoyances of the moment, but you are so seriously crusty that you even dig up previous grievances to relive them in your … Read more

Get Out!

Ah, there is nothing like winter in Ottawa.  So far, this winter, not only have we repeatedly been the coldest capital on the planet (not the contest one wants to win), many days it has actually been colder here than it is on Mars.  I always heard one couldn’t actually … Read more

Mirror, Mirror

So, sometimes when life gets busy, I sneak into the studio a few minutes before my class to practice yoga before actually teaching it.  The other day when I was in the beautiful Sky room at Beyond, it occurred to me there were no mirrors.  While I obviously have been … Read more

108 ways to spring clean…

Years ago, I was working a crazy job, with crazy hours and really didn’t have much else going on.  So, through much pondering and discussion I decided to adopt a dog.  I was pretty specific with what I was looking for.  I wanted a blonde, female lab type dog approximately … Read more

The Seventh Sense…

Do you remember growing up learning about your five senses? Maybe you can even still picture the cardboard cut-outs on your kindergarten wall with the drawings of sight, taste, smell, sound and touch.  Who knew that neurologists believe we have between 9 and 21 senses, perhaps some did, but I … Read more

Live Out Loud Everyday

I love living in Kanata, it’s a great suburb of a great city, with great neighbours, restaurants and my favorite yoga studio.  However, I will forever be charmed for all things Montreal.  From great fashion, to cool architecture to a particularly smart nephew with a great laugh. Live Out Loud … Read more

Jedi Mind Tricks

So, recently pink eye, an ear infection, a respiratory virus and the shingles all hit our house all in the same week. I would love to say I handled this week with the grace and strength of a good vinyasa flow, but honestly, upon the last diagnosis I crawled into … Read more

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