20 ways to get the benefits of “mindfulness”

Your rewards for practicing mindfulness every day are mental, physical, metaphysical, emotional and sensual. Go get ’em!

Do at least one of these easy-peasy “mindful” practices every single day, because experiencing the right now, mindfully, makes you better. Get that state of mind that ultimately lets you lead the life you want to. It’s neuroscience. Continue reading “20 ways to get the benefits of “mindfulness””

Sometimes even just moving can be hard

We made it through another “Blue Monday”, an unofficial holiday deemed to be, scientifically, the worst day of the year. Heard of it? It’s always the third Monday in January. The holiday fun is over, the Northern Hemisphere is having its coldest weather, credit card bills are horrifying, and resolutions are just a memory. (Yes, the packed yoga classes of yester-week are already returning to normal levels.) Spring and summer are SO far away. And let’s not forget, Valentine’s Day with all its cruel expectations and reminders to us single guys and gals that “there you are, another year older and single“, is bearing down on us quickly. Blue Monday is, simply, sad.

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Headstand in the snow

Just for fun…snowboard yoga.

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Uh-oh…yoga wrist? 5 fast fixes!

Feeling sharp or lingering pain in your wrists from doing yoga? Try these:

  1. Elevate the “heels” of the hands during your yoga practice. Here
    Sore Wrists from Yoga
    My favourite yoga-wrist remedy!

    I am in Downward Dog, with slightly elevated wrists. I have simply flipped my yoga mat under itself to raise myself up slightly. The extra padding feels good, and this technique reduces the severity of extension on the wrist. It has been so effective for my own wrist pain, that I have been able to resume my “jump forward’s” in sun salutations – and better than ever, I might add! In finding a solution to my wrist pain, I have happened upon a wonderful modification to use in training for better jump-forward’s. Try it! (Remember to look forward and keep your belly tight.) Continue reading “Uh-oh…yoga wrist? 5 fast fixes!”