Category Archives: alternative therapies

Conscious Relaxation

Conscious Relaxation Meditation – Begninners Meditation Conscious relaxation is where we choose to relax in a methodical way, with or without an external cue. This is a great awareness to cultivate as a yoga for beginners practice. We have really … Continue reading

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Ida, Pingala and Shushumna

What you say? Ida is passive, feminine, on the left side and Pingala is active, masculine, on the right side. Shushumna (most gracious energy channel) goes straight down the spine to the tailbone (some say it goes up), Ida and … Continue reading

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Opening the Rib Cage

Opening the Rib Cage Years ago I was a rabbit mouth breather, short and shallow. Stress was the name of the game. I would often find myself shallow breathing or holding my breath in a not so good way and … Continue reading

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Ksepana Mudra – Pouring Out

Ksepana Mudra – Pouring Out The gesture of Ksepana Mudra pouring out and letting go. Allow this mudra to flush away toxins and negativity. See if you can allow positive to replace negative. What do I need to let go … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Meditation – Breathing

This is a simple way to improve breathing with yoga! Here is a lovely mindfulness meditation focused on the breath. This is helpful to improve breathing through yoga. As we become more accustomed to watching our breath, our emotions and … Continue reading

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Lymph/Glymph Head Massage

The glymphatic system is a recently discovered (according to Western Medicine) macroscopic waste clearance system that utilizes a unique system of perivascular channels, formed by astroglial cells, to promote efficient elimination of soluble proteins and metabolites from the central nervous … Continue reading

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Foot Soak and Leg Tonic

Foot Soak and Leg Tonic This foot soak and leg tonic can really reduce stress and anxiety! There are many things you can put in the water – baking soda with essential oils, castile soap and essential oils, Epsom salts/sea … Continue reading

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Rudra Mudra

Rudra Mudra – nice rhyme. Bring the index and ring finger to the thumb. Straighten, as best you can, the middle and little fingers. Soften around any tension. Place yourself in a comfortable seated position, in a chair, on the … Continue reading

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Pranayama – Yogic Breathing – Alternate Nostril/Nadi Shodhana

What is Pranayama – yogic breathing? It is intentional breathing without strain. Yes without strain. Are there benefits to intentional breathing? You bet. There has started to be more research on the subject and books have been written about the … Continue reading

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Smoothie Goodie

So, ayurveda and chinese medicine say eat whole foods, chewing is good, don’t mix this with that unless you do thus, smoothies are questionable. Well, I had had a love/hate relationship with them for a while, I have changed my … Continue reading

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