Our Daily Breath . . . . . .

Our breathing often glosses over the fullness of each inhalation and each exhalation. We often allow the uniqueness of each day to pass us by without our ever noticing. Yet, there is a completeness in each breath, in each passing day, that must be indulged to be utilized for our benefit. The act of bringing … Continue reading Our Daily Breath . . . . . .

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Well Rounded Wellness

Wellness is more than just fitness. The Body Mind Spirit approach to wellness holds much validity. So often we get stuck on one or two points of the triangle. In effect, we flatline . . . . going back and forth between the two points or even, more restrictive, . . .  stagnating on the … Continue reading Well Rounded Wellness

Walk wherever you can, Walk whenever you can.

Walking Pranayama: My Personal Practice

Walking is the oldest form of transportation known to nearly all terrestrial animals. For humankind, this mode of transportation was integral to dispersing around the globe. With the passage of time spiritual and religious groups began to incorporate conscious walking into their repertoires. Various breathing practices were also developed and sometimes incorporated with walking. This … Continue reading Walking Pranayama: My Personal Practice

A Personal Yoga Practice

  What is Yoga? For many, it is gathering for session of guided sweaty asana. For others, it is that period of restorative relaxation. For others still, it is through private session that allows that one is able to grasp the particular nuances of the practice. There is much to be said about practicing in … Continue reading A Personal Yoga Practice

Bandhas – directing energy in yoga.

bYoga is predominantly presented as a physical practice (asana) in the west. Yet, yoga is a discipline that creates, within the body vehicle, the developing and directing of internal energy. Various internal practices assist with the cultivation of energy. The bandhas are an internal energy aspect of yoga. Once grasped, the bandhas could be beneficial … Continue reading Bandhas – directing energy in yoga.

Walking and the spiritual connection (Bi-pedalism)

Bi-pedalism (walking) is what humans do. The act of bi-pedalism is associated, of course, with many physiological benefits. The bodies of all beings (no, this is not a typo) experience movement on some level, even if it is just stationary expansion and contractions. The human body, through bi-pedalism, is energetically aligned so as to receive … Continue reading Walking and the spiritual connection (Bi-pedalism)

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Be Active to Age Gracefully

As we age, movement and exercise become more important for our well-being. Our physical, mental and spiritual states are positively enhanced through taking part in 'well-being' activities (exercise). Approached holistically, movement and exercise can be a journey of personal discovery and fulfillment. Each of us is responsible for the path taken to improve our 'well-being'. … Continue reading Be Active to Age Gracefully

To breath or not to breath . . . . . . .

Ways to approach a pranayama practice

Pranayama – using the breath to develop energy, to control energy and to extend it throughout the body. The practice involves breathing at different rates and rhythms. This enhances the ability to process the air that provides said energy; it also increases the ability to focus. Traditionally, it is practiced by either lying, standing or … Continue reading Ways to approach a pranayama practice