"Come back to yourself. Return to the voice of your body. Trust that much.” (Geneen Roth)

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Yoga is always there for you, always good for you, and so, so easy. Take a deep breath through your nose. Lift your arms up over your head. And start over.

Yoga is Always There ~ Neal Pollack

July 23, 2012

New Week, New Day, Strong Heart

December 25, 2011

Breathing in, I come back to the place where I sit or where I stand.  I feel the earth beneath my feet.

Breathing out, I am ok with this place where I am and this moment in time, and what I am doing.

If I feel I should be doing something else, this mindfulness provides me the opportunity to make that change.  Or, this mindful awareness reminds me that in this moment I am exactly where I need to be.

Breathing in, I relax my shoulders and let my arms fall gently to my sides.  Whether I sit or stand, my spine is tall and straight and soft.

Breathing out, I feel the muscles between my shoulder blades release their tension, out and into the earth.

Breathing in, I raise my arms straight out to my sides up to shoulder height.  I feel this movement and my breath through my arms and into my fingers.

Breathing out, I am aware of my arms and my hands.  My shoulders are soft and relaxed.  I feel the weight and the strength of these arms that lift and move for me all day long.

Breathing in, I raise my arms upward, straight and strong, to reach the sky above my head.  I can almost feel my ears touch the skin of my arms.   I feel my breath embracing my heart.

Breathing out, I am strong and relaxed.  I am in my perfect moment.  I am prepared.

“It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.”    Sir Philip Sidney

Wishing you room to breathe, a.

Slow Down Works Fast

September 10, 2011

“For fast acting relief, try slowing down.”  (Lily Tomlin)

Breathing in, breathing out, I am aware of my breath.  I am aware of each step I make.

Wishing you room to breathe, a.

Bunny Breathing

June 20, 2011

Ever felt panicked? Frozen with fear?  Anxious and unsure?  A simple breathing exercise can help.  Bunny breathing.  This exercise is as easily taught and used by young children as it is to executives.  It is a powerful tool of breath to re-oxygenate our bodies and feel empowerment in stressful situations.

  • Breathe in through your nose 4-7 short breaths. Your nose will twitch “like a bunny.”
  • Feel the breath passing lungs right into your belly.
  • Then breath out one long breath through your mouth.  Repeat.
  • You will feel immediate results. 
  • Now focus on your spine.  Make it long and tall.
  • Release your shoulders.  Let them fall away with gravity away from your ears.
  • Repeat your bunny breathing.

Wishing you room to breathe, a.

No Mud No Lotus

May 2, 2011

Breathing in, I feel the breath seep deep into my abdomen.

I feel energy breathing into my toes.

Breathing out I see the stresses around me.

I feel the energy whirling around me in chaos.

Breathing in, I command this energy.

I remember that without the mud, no lotus comes to bloom.

Breathing out, the stress is around me but not within me.

I am calm.