It’s been a long time coming.. almost a year after superstar AcroYogis Andrew and Addy successfully demoed Form 5 [they are the first do do so!] for our AcroYoga : 10 Forms class, we have finally filmed and released our Form 6 video. We filmed the video in the Nevada desert during Burning Man, after 6 days in the dust and hours of practice, and we had so much fun. Continue reading
I never thought I would go to Burning Man .. being as sensitive as I am I had so many fears about the harsh climate .. the heat, dust, and wind. I had fears about over-stimulation with all of the lights, the people, and the constant sounds. I was afraid of everything about it.
I am happy to say that I decided to go this year and that all of my fears disappeared. I was relaxed and open. I explored, I connected, and I went with the flow. I had an amazing time!
Every summer I have the amazing opportunity to borrow a couple of twins for a month. This year was our fourth year together and, to say the least, it was epic. After hanging out for a week in San Diego, California we embarked on a three week road trip up the west coast from Southern California to Montana and back again.
Here is a collection of photos from the week we spent together in San Diego before we hit the road.. little Continue reading
I spent most of the month of July on the road with my beloved and a couple of super cool ten year old twins. We all piled into a blue bmw and made our way from San Diego, California to Montana and back again. It was an adventure to remember.
This evening I decided to pull together a collection of photos to highlight our adventure but, alas, I became lost in the remembering.. the funny moments and the grumpy ones.. the beautiful places and the people and creatures we connected with along the way.. and now it is hours past my bedtime and I have no more a collection together than I had when I began.
So, for now.. one photo.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] is a common problem in the United States. It is an anxiety disorder in which the person suffering becomes stuck in “fight-or-flight” mode which is our body’s natural response to dangerous situations. PTSD is caused by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event such as military combat, natural disasters, rape, and abuse.
For someone suffering from PTSD the “fight-or-flight” response is changed or damaged which means that the body reacts as if it is in a dangerous situation when it is not. This can show up in a number of ways including nightmares, re-living traumatic events over and over [flashbacks], trouble sleeping, outbursts of anger or anxiety, and turning to substances, such as alcohol, as a way to numb oneself.
If you’ve ever taken a Yoga class, you are probably familiar with Savasana. This is usually the final pose of the practice and, though it may not seem like it, also the most important. But why?
Savasana is important because you are giving your body the opportunity to completely relax and to integrate the practice, the physical postures, that you have just done. For many of us this alone is enough reason to practice Yoga. More than gaining flexibility and strength, most of us just need to relax for a few minutes each day.
And yet, for many Savasana is not enjoyable or relaxing at all. Why? Because as soon as we allow our body to