I discovered Pilates as a teen following a debilitating car accident. Growing up I was active and loved sports. When I sustained a permanent neurologic injury that left my arm partially paralyzed returning to any physical activity felt impossible. I was fearful of re-injury, self-conscious to use … [Read more...] about Pilates for EVERY-BODY
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I have a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was shocked because I know her to be extremely knowledgeable around health. What I found was that she hasn’t been in a healthy relationship for years, and she also has internalized anger for a very long time. She has been so nurturing to others … [Read more...] about What is Total Health?
Sthira Sukham Asanam, sutra 2.46 in Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras can be translated as following; ‘the balance between steadiness and ease.’ This sutra has become a guiding principle in my life, and has led me to consider how it relates to both my clients’ and my own personal journey with myofascial … [Read more...] about Steadiness & Ease
When I was 31, I met with an orthopedic surgeon who told me that if I wanted a family I should start soon because my back pain would only get worse with age. And since pregnancy is hard on the body, the sooner the better. He was a compassionate man and a responsible surgeon who, in spite of my … [Read more...] about Becoming a Mother, and Coming Home
For roughly 35 years I spent 3 months out of every year a hostage. That's a dramatic but truthful sentence. What held me hostage? Tiny little airborne particles from trees, grasses, flowers and other beautiful earth creatures held me captive every April through June. Sneezing, coughing, … [Read more...] about Hostage No More
How often do we run around without a break in our schedule? Even when we do stop doing something, we start doing something else, not really having a chance for a much needed pause. Our bodies, our minds and our spirits need this moment to process on a regular basis. When we do take a well deserved … [Read more...] about Pause to feel. As John F. Barnes says, “Healing is feeling.”
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras begins with the short and simple statement: "And now, yoga." Sadhguru's book, Inner Engineering- A Yogi's Guide to Joy, explains why Patanjali's great document on life begins this way. Sadhguru states: "This is because you arrive at yoga only when you realize that your … [Read more...] about And now, yoga