Yesterday I blogged about my past two weeks of poor sleep. It's kind of a cycle: poor sleep leads to heightened anxiety which leads to poor sleep, etc. I was relieved when I woke up this morning that I felt refreshed. I had not woken up in the middle of the night as in previous … Continue reading Sleep Promotes Inner Peace
Soon after one of my yoga sessions, I had a difficult conversation at work. Doing the yoga prior helped me feel more centered during this. I was firm, but not reactive. I was assertive and communicated my needs without becoming overly emotional.
At the end of my yoga sessions as I lie in savasana, I let go of the tension in all parts of my body and think, "Remember, things can happen WITHOUT you using so much force." I strive to incorporate more non-doing into my life. Obviously, we have to put in our share of effort, … Continue reading The Art of Non-Doing
As I finished my yoga session one morning, I pressed my palms together in prayer position at my heart and thought about the recent times that I had felt affronted. My heart was still harboring some of the hurt.. I realized that I had never given a moment to acknowledge the pain and pressure that … Continue reading Yoga: The Heart Center
Moving into a new home gives one an opportunity to make changes. A few changes I have made are putting the TV to the side of the den instead of in the center—to make it dominate the room less. Another change is putting much fewer objects on top of our dresser in our bedroom. This … Continue reading New Home, New Beginning
Recently we moved. There were a couple of items I put aside to MAKE SURE I wouldn't lose track of them during the move. Guess what? I lost track! I made my husband go back to the apartment again and again to check. "It must be there!" I thought. Then this morning I accepted, I … Continue reading Where Did I Put That?! The Art of Letting Go
At the end of my morning yoga session I lay in savassana. Lying in savassana (corpse pose) is a way to integrate all the physical benefits of the yoga poses, as well as a great tool for calming the nerves! As I lay in savassana, I heard something rhythmically pulsing in my house. And that … Continue reading Connecting to Your Inner Rhythm: We Are Humans, Not Machines
When I perform yoga poses with agility, when I work 10-hour days while raising a family with stamina, this impresses upon me the idea that I am accomplished, a go-getter. Adrenaline runs through my veins as I continue to day in and day out keep up with my dutiful and diligent performance in life. But … Continue reading Man’s Efforts + G-d’s Blessings = Success
I spent more time outdoors than usual today since the weather was sunny and warm. At the end of the day I felt much lighter than usual. Almost giddy. And I had the following thought: It used to be that people spent A LOT more time outdoors. Now we are often cramped up indoors, add … Continue reading Healing Powers of Nature; Put Your Phone Down and Go Outside!