Posts Tagged ‘Mind Body’

No More Excuses: Part 1 of 3

(Bite-Sized Yoga for Daily Inspiration page 98) If you have set a positive intention to manage your stress, improve your health, or develop a yoga practice, if you have committed to creating meaningful work and relationships only to find yourself sulking in more guilt and stress, then stop! Stop and … Read more

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

There is no place like home…

Years ago, I was at a wedding where a wise redhead said in her speech “Life is a journey, not a guided tour”.  She was not the first, nor the last person to have said this, however, it is her words that have stuck with me, through this always surprising … 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

When the world turns black…

Sometimes life throws you a curveball, and sometimes that curveball is actually a cannon ball, and it’s been covered in gasoline, lit on fire and thrown directly into your heart.  Grief is a strange thing, it’s completely universal, and totally personal.  And sometimes, in the depths of it, you truly … Read more

$110 and three demerit points…

So, I got a ticket, it cost me $110 and three demerit points.  I’ve never had a demerit point before, in fact, I didn’t even know how the whole demerit point system worked before this ticket, I can tell you now though.  Generally, I am a very good driver however, … Read more

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