May 14, 2020
Spiritual, Tips, Self Love

Extraordinary Machine

I read almost nothing but coronavirus coverage over the last two months (haven’t we all?), partially out of necessity as it rightfully sucked all of the oxygen out of the news cycle, but mostly out of anxious curiosity. As someone who makes others feel better for a living, I not only wanted to get knowledgeable about how it is affecting us in the present moment, but also how it will inform my work through massage and teaching yoga once we all get back to our lives.

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May 6, 2020
Self Love

Internal Compass

If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, your teacher probably gave you some cues along the way to help you in your practice. Some common ones are tightening your abs to create stability in balances, engaging your pelvic floor for a firmer foundation in a pose, etc. The idea behind most cues is to add dimension to your experience of the poses, but also to remind you that you have a vast reservoir of strength and grace within you already, and your teacher is only there to help you find it. Most of yoga is a practice designed to calm the storm of our lives enough to have space to search for the anchor we have within.

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April 30, 2020
Self Love

Holy Pause

Within the first week of the Quarantine I came across many wellness blogs and Instagram captions imploring me to view this time as a period of healing for Mother Earth, or a time when the denizens of Mother Earth, all of us, should do some healing of our own. Even with a thoroughly established mindfulness practice and fresh out of an intensive 6-month yoga teacher training, I was rocked by the news with all its unbelievable numbers and had some difficulty finding my footing. A peace came to me eventually and thankfully sooner rather than later, but I am grateful I let myself be anxious and afraid for others and myself first.

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Self Care
February 18, 2020
Self Love

Discernment As Self Care

Collectively, in the last few years, it finally dawned on us that absolutely flooring it until we achieve every last one of our goals and resting only after success is not practicable. Stopping for breaks to care for ourselves is vital to a well rounded and fulfilling life, and the popularization of this concept birthed the self-care movement. Self-care is a term that has been applied to the general idea of taking a gentler and more mindful approach to your own life. Caring for yourself means establishing a morning ritual, scheduling a massage, or booking some yoga classes, especially when you feel a bad case of burnout coming on.

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Living and Loving Freely
February 12, 2020
Self Love

On Living And Loving Freely

Last week we talked a little bit about how important de-stressing is to the process of connecting with yourself and with your partner. Stress clouds our minds with unwelcome thoughts, encourages the spiral of anxiety, and gets in the way of treating ourselves and loved ones with the care and complete attention they deserve.

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