Category Archives: A Happier Life

New Beginnings, Continued Passion

Hi! I hope you’re enjoying life. I haven’t posted here in a long while, so I wanted to check in. Change is in the air, and “Yoga Moods” is evolving. Yoga is still an integral part of my life. However, I’m currently focused on health coaching and herbalism. Please keep in touch if you are …

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Self-love is where transformation begins

Hi All! I am excited to share something I have been working towards for a long time. I hope my words will resonate with you and bring some hope to your day! Empowering others to take charge of their own health, naturally, is my life’s purpose. Nothing makes me happier than seeing others succeed and …

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When Darkness Appears

When and how has your dark side appeared to you? What behaviors, words, and thoughts have arisen? What were the triggering situations? What did you do about it? Should you have better control the next time that darkness is accessed? How can you transform “negative” feelings of anger, depression, greed, guilt, jealousy, shame, etc. into something useful? …

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Banish Stress: Amygdala Reprogramming

Stress causes all sorts of health havoc. It’s important to know how to handle its inevitable triggers. I learned this following “amygdala reprogramming” exercise from a doctor of public health. Just an idea to try the next time you find yourself in a stressful situation.  The amygdala is in the lower part of the brain and …

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Excited to Announce New Yoga Classes!

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The Body Knows & The Body Remembers

Estés, Clarissa Pinkola. 1995. “Women Who Run With the Wolves.” Chapter 7: Joyous Body: The Wild Flesh (p. 214).

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New Moon Ritual: Fertile Darkness

With the June new moon approaching, I’d like to dedicate this post to the new moon ritual.   http://i1.wp.com/www.universetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/double_conjunction.jpg People throughout history have been guided by the moon.  From its role in the creation of calendars and tidal charts to its reputation for its effect on our emotions, behavior, and energy levels, the moon has always had a strong influence …

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1-Hour Beginner Yoga Class

Good morning!  I thought I’d share a yoga class I taught recently, appropriate for all levels.  For those of you looking for a nice, easy daily practice, part or all of this sequence may work well.  I’ll go into more detail on what I feel needs more explaining, but for other poses/sequences listed, you can easily find …

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Satya and Compassion

Satya means “to speak the truth,” yet it is not always desirable to speak the truth come what may, for it could harm someone unnecessarily.  We have to consider what we say, how we say it, and in what way it could affect others.  If speaking the truth has negative consequences for another, then it …

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Heart Mudra Meditation

Yoga has enabled me to truly love myself. Daily morning meditation is a necessity for me. Here’s a mudra I learned from one of my great teachers, Shiva Rea. This is an excerpt from her book, “Tending the Heart Fire.” Wonderful for both heart and mind.  

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