Five-finger relaxation technique

Interested in a fast, yet effective way to relax? Like all methods of relaxation, this exercise is simple. But, of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will, by definition, be easy for you to relax immediately. Any skill, including learning to relax, takes time and input, but the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. So what are you waiting for? 1. Close your eyes 2. Place your thumb on your index finger As you do this, go back in your mind to a time when your body felt pleasantly exhausted. A time when … Continue reading

Walking vs. Running

Let’s have a little fun this morning with the difference between walkers and runners. In all honesty, there one is not better than the other, but if you ask a runner – they will say running is bracing, physically challenging and it helps them to focus their minds and their bodies on the target goal whatever the target is. Walkers on the other hand have no real interest in running, but they find walking whether it’s fitness walking, power walking or more to be the ideal workout. So What’s Better? I can say it till I’m blue in the face, … Continue reading

Rushing to Get to a Yoga Class

Countless times I have rushed myself and my son through the house trying to get to a yoga class. Unfortunately, when I’m on my way to teach the class, I have been known to get even more intense about the time. Everyone who knows me knows that I hate to be late. Sitting downstairs on a quiet Sunday morning I can laugh at the entire concept of being frantic about getting to do something which is supposed to help me unwind and make my mind and body stronger. My hysteria about being on time shows either how very much I … Continue reading