Here is a poem that was shared with me by one of my students. I find it quite lovely. Perhaps you might too.
by Tony Hoagland
Down near the bottom
of the crossed-out list
of things you have to do today
between "green thread"
and "broccoli" you find
that you have penciled in "sunlight."
Resting on the page, the word
is beautiful. It touches you
as if you had a friend
and sunlight were a present
he had sent from someplace distant
as this morning-to cheer you up,
I wrote this article for Christina Thomspon who is a skilled massage therapist, friend and colleague. She features an article from me in her monthly newsletter, This month her newsletter centers around mothers in honor of Mother's Day. Information about Christina can be found on my Health Practitioner Link.
There's Always Time for Practice
by Stephanie Shong
The most common thing I hear from my yoga students who are mothers is that they just don’t have the time to practice yoga.
After sitting in front of a computer or behind the wheel of our cars for countless hours on end, we all tend to find ourselves with more forward rounded posture. The collarbones congest, the heart collapses, we slouch, the upper back rounds, the chin juts forward. The spine moves away from it's natural state of beautiful neutral curves and regalness. A pose that we can explore to remind the body and spine of what it feels like to be in this natural and neutral state is
With the holidays just around the corner, we can use our yoga practice to help us cope with this hectic, and at times stressful, time of year. The 3 fundamentals of Alignment Yoga not only apply to our practice on the mat, but off the mat as well. Take a moment out of your busy day to observe if you feel stress or tension in the body. Additionally observe the state of the breath. If there is tension, or the breath feels short, ragged, or challenging follow these 3 simples steps to encourage more ease in the body and deepen the breath: