The Experience of Grief and Yoga

The Experience of Grief and Yoga

  Recently, I taught a daylong workshop that I titled ‘Yoga Therapy in a Palliative Care Setting’. It was a beautiful day attended by 11 yoga therapy trainees, learning about end of life.   These participants were willing to be in touch with their feelings...
Singing and Yoga are for Everyone

Singing and Yoga are for Everyone

I don’t think of myself as a singer. I don’t sing in the shower. And, I don’t remember lyrics. For sure, I don’t remember which band recorded what album. However, now that I am taking private singing lessons, I have to modify these statements....
Yoga Therapy and Death and Dying

Yoga Therapy and Death and Dying

I wonder how many of you readers will want to open this post on the topic of death and dying. No one will blame you if you don’t. We do live in a death phobic culture. We are acculturated to not think about death and dying. So, you can be forgiven for not...
Mindfulness Meditation = Head Space

Mindfulness Meditation = Head Space

I would like to say that I am an everyday meditator. That over the years I’ve been able to sit for longer and longer periods of time. And that, because of my meditating acumen, I am a better, nicer and more together person. But no. I’m still totally human,...
Yoga and Being a Healing Presence

Yoga and Being a Healing Presence

I don’t pretend to be enlightened in any shape or form. The fact that I am a yoga teacher doesn’t mean I am immune to frailties and suffering. In fact, I may be more sensitive to them. I end up paying attention to things somebody...
Insomnia Busters for Any Age or Stage

Insomnia Busters for Any Age or Stage

  Insomnia: The Night Prowler There was a time when I slept the sleep of the innocent. That was in the dim distant past. Menopause first threw a spanner in the machine, with its 3-4am wake-ups. Once I was wide awake, too bad, that was it for the night. Man-o-pause...
Extreme Weather: Can We Do Yoga?

Extreme Weather: Can We Do Yoga?

  Yoga is for all seasons As I sit down to write, as is often the case, I don’t know what I will write. I did know, though, that today I had to say something about the extreme weather conditions we’ve been experiencing in Australia. How long have we had...
The Shedders and the Power of Vision Planning

The Shedders and the Power of Vision Planning

Are you good at vision planning? I think that I’m pretty good at planning for the future. Perhaps planning is an inherited trait. Either you are or you aren’t. There are those of us who plan from when we open our eyes in the morning to when we close them...