Tuesday, August 31, 2010

On the Road

Yoga on the road and in the car:
  • Observe your breath as you wait for the light to turn green. Perhaps lengthening the breath to find a long, deep breath that moves freely.
  • Stretch the muscles of your face as you drive. Open your mouth and eyes wide then relax. Do this several times. You may also rotate your jaw to release unncessary stress.
  • Use your Ujjayi Breath to boost your energy at the end of the day.
  • Adjust your car seat to encourage good posture.
  • Get back in the "Driver's Seat".
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Holistic Wellness

Did you know that 70% of all cancers can be prevented with lifestyle and food choices? How you live and what you eat directly affects your quality of life. This is what holistic wellness is all about.

I am happy to share that my healing journey was given new life with a change in food and application of alternative medicine. In my search for wellness I embraced Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Massage Therapy, Yoga, whole foods, Body Point Modification and so much more. The many benefits of yoga enhanced my wellness practices as well as lowered my stress as I worked toward optimal health.

You are empowered to choose your approach to wellness. As a wellness coach, I am happy to help you pull together your Wellness Team and put your solutions into action. The links to the left share a few of the many ways you can explore wellness.

There are a few spots left in the yoga retreat Illuminate You. Mention this email and you will receive the early bird registration price until Saturday, September 4.

This September is National Yoga Month... another great reason to celebrate. Mark your calendars for a free Balance Yoga class at Lake Ahquabi on Sunday, September 12. You also save the Illuminate September Schedule. Let's share the gift of wellness together. I encourage you to forward this email to anyone who might be interested in joining us.

May this and every day be filled with health and growth for you & yours

Sunday, August 15, 2010

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Yoga in the Office or Kitchen

Maintain connection to your inner peace with these ideas to bring yoga to work in your kitchen or office:
  • At copy machine or while you are waiting for a pan to heat up... reach your arms up and stretch through your entire side body. With your shoulders relaxed bend to the side perhaps rounding the spine & rolling from one side to the other.
  • To counter a hunched posture, take a couple moments to open your chest by interlacing your fingers behind your back and straightening your elbows. Lift your chest and gaze. Breathe into your heart's center.
  • Use Extended Exhale to relax your system from the rush of making dinner or the daily commute... perhaps as you clean up or as you sit at a red light. Breathe in & out of your nose with your exhale a little longer than your inhale. Aim for your breath to be long and smooth.
  • Breathe Like a Baby (Diaphragmatic Breath) wherever you are while you are doing anything.