Category Archives: Meditation

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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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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Meditations in Life

Meditation enhances our inner peace, our ability to concentrate, our sleep, and our enjoyment of life.  It helps us deal with physical and emotional pain gracefully and has even been shown to potentially lengthen our lives.  People often think of meditation as a seated practice where they must completely clear the mind.  Sometimes this can be intimidating. …

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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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There is Nothing You Cannot Do … And Age Doesn’t Matter!

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Mirroring and Partner Yoga

Good morning!  Hope you are living in peace and ease during this transition into fall (if you’re located in an area where that applies right now).  It’s the hardest transition for me and I’m determined this year to really take it easy, live in tune with what my body and mind are telling me, and …

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Connecting with the Inner Body

Direct your attention into the body.  Feel it from within.  Is it alive?  Is there life in your hands, arms, legs, and feet — in your abdomen, your chest?  Can you feel the subtle energy field that pervades the entire body and gives vibrant life to every organ and every cell?  Can you feel it …

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Coming Home to Your Self Through Yoga

I recently had the privilege of practicing with my lovely and amazing teacher, Shiva Rea, in Boston.  You know that Buddhist proverb, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”?  Well, that’s sort of how it happened with Shiva.  In my early days of discovering yoga, I came across one of her CDs and practiced …

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