When we meditate we elicit the opposite bodily reaction from the “fight or flight” response — a state of deep relaxation. Benefits from a deep state of relaxation include: 1. Balanced breathing 2. Normalized pulse / heart rate 3. Regulated blood pressure These are the key markers of lower stress levels and good healthContinue reading “Benefits Of Meditation”
Author Archives: Open Lotus Yoga
Let’s Take It Slow
There are many different styles of yoga and variations of them and this causes many different ideas on how long we should hold a yoga posture. Don’t let this confuse you because it really depends on the person. The yoga class and practice should be up to the individual, because we all have different bodies,Continue reading “Let’s Take It Slow”
One Yoga Posture A Day Challenge – Keep Going !
Maybe you haven’t gotten started. Maybe its hard to keep with it. Maybe you missed a day here or there. This is all normal. This is life with it’s ups and downs. I want you to know it’s ok. You can begin now, begin again, refocus and get back on track. You are amazing afterContinue reading “One Yoga Posture A Day Challenge – Keep Going !”
One Posture A Day Challenge – Let’s begin !
You are invited to join us for the one posture a day challenge. How does it work? All you need to do is find time in your day to do one yoga posture. Get on your mat or get in your chair for one posture and amazing things will happen. You might even find yourselfContinue reading “One Posture A Day Challenge – Let’s begin !”
The Power of Postures
I am speaking at a conference for Caregivers about the power that even doing one posture has to change the way we feel. I have always felt that we don’t need to do yoga postures all day long or all of the most difficult postures to have life changing results. Here is the evidence belowContinue reading “The Power of Postures”
Let’s all be a little more unreasonable.
The reasonable person adapts them self to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to themselves. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable person.
Our Natural State of Harmony
None of us would doubt that tension in our bodies makes us feel bad, uncomfortable, sad, confused or even fearful. These emotional states are often the cause of the tension our bodies feel in the first place. Our emotions and how our bodies feel are cyclical. Negative and dark emotions begin to affect our bodiesContinue reading “Our Natural State of Harmony”
Recently I have been thinking a lot about what Yoga is and what are the roots of yoga. How authentic is yoga here in the U.S. Finding authenticity in yoga has led me to go to India and to study Astanga yoga at Sivananda Ashram. You can check out the blog from this journey onContinue reading “Karma Yoga”