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Viparita Karani-Inverted Posture

November 15th, 2010

Try to do this relaxing yet rejuvenating pose two times in your day for 20 minutes. Just as we have done in our sitting meditations, keep your attention on the movement of your breath, either at the abdomen or at the nostrils. Read more…

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Practice of the Week: Tuning into your breath

October 4th, 2010

For this next week, as you go about each day, tune into your breathing by noticing the movement of your abdomen as it expands on the inhale and contracts on the exhale. Notice what this does to your general awareness of things. Notice too, how it feels to be more connected to your body while you are going about your normal activities and whether you cane see any changes in the way you are seeing things and feeling about yourself. Read more…

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Rhythmic Belly Breathing for a good night’s sleep

March 30th, 2010

A few nights ago I was experiencing some excruciating pain in my knee where I recently had multiple surgeries, plus a staph infection.

A little voice kept taunting me. ” Just go and take the flexorall that is in your fridge. You know it will knock you out, and you can get a good night sleep.” So after a bit of arguing with this voice, I gave in and took the flexorall, which is a muscle relaxer. In the morning I felt like crap, very groggy , very agitated.

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Practice of the Week: Yoga in every Action

November 25th, 2009

This week, make a concerted effort to consciously breathe throughout your ┬áday. Whether you are doing your dishes, talking to a friend, working on your computer, etc., try to notice your breath. Read more…

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10 Rounds: Rhythmic Belly Breathing

October 16th, 2009
  • Lie on your back with your knees bent and place hands on lower abdomen.
  • Observe the natural movement of the abdomen as it rises on the inhalation and falls on the exhalation. Take 5 conscious breaths.
  • Transition into rhythmic belly breathing as you inhale to the count of four and exhale to the count of 8.
  • Repeat for 10 rounds

When finished, resume natural breathing and lie in Savasana for five minutes.

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20 minute sitting meditation

May 8th, 2009
  • Sit comfortably with a straight spine.
  • Without moving your posture, sit for 20 minutes observing your breath either at the tip of your nose or the movement of your abdomen.
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