Time for new habits? Rewire with yoga!

Time for new habits? Rewire with yoga!

Today marks the solstice, a turning point in the amount of sunlight that reaches us. The solstice signifies a moment of change, which might be why we take stock of our lives and often set goals for change at this time of year. Behavioral change is a multifaceted...
An attitude of gratitude

An attitude of gratitude

As the end-of-year holidays approach, many of us take stock. We’d like to encourage this reflection to include a perspective of gratitude. Gratitude is a recognition of goodness, the understanding that the sources of goodness are greater than oneself, and the choice...
The sweet surrender of savasana

The sweet surrender of savasana

By Ann Grace MacMullan In our yoga asana practice, we save one pose for the end of every session: savasana, or corpse pose. Lying still and resting, often on our backs, our teachers encourage us to let go and practice the art of surrender.  Honestly, when I first...
The wisdom of warm soup

The wisdom of warm soup

Do you ever want to stay snuggled in your warm bed or hunkered down by a fire on cold, rainy days? Do bright, sunny days inspire you to get outside? Of course the weather and our environment affect how we feel and act. According to ayurveda, an ancient Indian medical...
Never too old: Yoga for healthy aging

Never too old: Yoga for healthy aging

We are always changing, but during our senior years the shifts may become more noticeable to us. Two prevalent physical changes are the loss of muscle mass and the stiffening of our tendons, both of which lead to many functional changes. Although yoga therapy cannot...