Neck and Spine Tension Release Movement

This one may feel more difficult than it looks but if you shut your eyes and think that you are a blade of grass blowing in the wind, it just come to you. Start by feeling your breath, notice that you slightly expand on the inhale and you slightly go to the center on the…

Chaturanga Prep (with blocks) and verbal cues

Often doing strengthening poses we steal from other areas of the body creating an imbalance. In this video Niama goes into Chaturanga from Plank pose with balanced strength in the neck, upper back and chest, arms, abdomen, back and legs. You can see as she lowers down to the block, nothing is gripping to cause…

Yoga Poses to Help Relax in the Summer

Summer is OFFICIALLY HERE and If you’re a regular outdoor exerciser in the warmer months of the year, then you already know that the extreme heat wears your body down. A great way to relax your body after a workout during a hot summer is to perform some yoga specifically forward fold positions. Here are some…

Prescription Medication vs. Yoga Prescriptions.

Did you only think doctors give prescriptions? Do you wonder how they get the dosage? Have you noticed that they can change the dosage per what your feedback is? Yoga therapy is used in a similar fashion without several of the harsh side effects associated with prescription medications. Also, using yoga therapy with your current…

How Gong Baths Healed Me

The first time I was at Omega teaching there was a special session by someone who heals with gong music or gong vibrations. As he started to play I could feel the vibrations go up my right leg and work up my body slowly relaxing my muscles, muscles I had a difficult time relaxing on…

AgniSara Prep #2

AgniSara Prep 2 will assist you in getting from the muscles to the organs. This area of the torso is where the stomach lies, liver, gallbladder and intestines. These areas should be supple and have the ability to move to work efficiently and effectively. Also, energetically this is the home of our fire and self…

AgniSara Prep #1

AgniSara Prep 1 will assist you in building strength in the side abdominal muscles called the obliques. Also, on the right side of the body is the ascending colon and the left side of the body is the descending colon. Do this regularly and you will be regular. It also allows the lower back around…

Cat/Cow Pose

Cat/Cow will release tension from the spine. At first start with small movements, I am doing a dramatic movement but when you start teach the spine to be subtle and move softly so it can relax. If you force it into dramatic movements, you will not relax but create tension. Do this practice daily and…

Empathy

On February 19 Harper Lee died, the author of  To Kill  A Mocking Bird. It was one of my favorite stories. My favorite part of the book that I have tried to live by since the first time I read it in the 8th grade with Mrs. Reekers was, “You never really understand a person…

Time to Process

In the past couple of months I have been in and out of doctors offices working with my irregular menses and the effects it has on me. One of the processes to assist the doctors was using ink to see if the body was okay. It was a little painful, like really bad indigestion where…

March-Chakra 3: Manipura, Ram

The muscles associated with this area are the diaphragm, quadratus lumborum, psoas major and the organs are the intestines and adrenals. Manipura is translated as the city of gems, as this are of firehouses or self-identity and personal power. With a strong third chakra we are able to digest information that we need and let…