Yoga + You

There have been so many people lately who have asked me how did I get in to yoga. They make statements like “I couldn’t do that, I’m not flexible” or something along the lines of “but wait, don’t you have to do crazy things in class all the time?” Well, I’m here to break the news people, YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE.

So, yes, we’ve heard the cliché statement “Yoga is for everyone” but the truth is, that’s the point. Yoga is meant to help strengthen, mold and develop the body but more than that it’s meant to soothe the nervous system, breathe and open the mind to the idea of what the body is meant to be: how it can bend and blossom.

 

So, that doesn’t answer the question of how to start yoga? Well, the answer to the question is easier than you think.

Sit down.

Put down you cellphone/computer screen/turn off the TV.

Place one hand on your belly and another hand on your chest.

Breathe – Fill the belly with air first then all the way up to the chest and expand through the collar bones.

Exahale – Slowly.

Repeat – 5 times.

 

Now, this is the start of yoga. That instant relaxed feeling of the diaphragm expanding in to the gut, intestines and the parasympathetic nervous system, the feeling of everything slowing down, movement of air through the body and the disconnection from the world around you only to tune in to the body’s movement and the life force of breathe.

 

Well, I’m here to break the news people, YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE.

Yoga has been an adventure for me in the best way possible. I am able to explore a body that I had often run away from. I have for the first time in my existence put the work in to a physical movement pattern of my body with out any judgment of my shortcomings. Yoga teaches you that the tight muscles, weak arms and the weak core aren’t things to be ashamed of but rather they give us something to work on to head towards that connect me with the body I live in. Yoga gives me goals to achieve, places to be and a safe place to play.

 

So for those who are just starting out, do a youtube video of a gentle yoga flow, join an online account program or take a gentle/beginner yoga class. GET to a STUDIO – Studios are so important because when you get to practice with people who are surrounding you, providing you support and love – it makes the whole, “am I really trying to bend this way?” silly feeling go away.

 

Join me. Go.

If you’d like to have a private class with me I’m here.

Or come take a class with me.

But I urge you, get out there: bend, breathe and move a little.

Here's Why You Need a Health Coach

The world is full of unhealthy temptations. Look left and there are fast food restaurants with signs for fried “chicken” and milkshakes. Look right and there’s a movie theater, an electronics store full of screens and a gym with a sign that reads, “lose weight quickly” or “lose that last ten pounds.”

There are many to stay more sedentary, eat more unhealthy foods and feel even guiltier about why you can’t look like an Instagram model AND drink that Pepsi by the gallon. If you're feeling this way, a health coach is a great option to help you get started and reach your healthy living goals.

In a world of chaos, mixed messages and guilt the best gift we can give others and ourselves is the gift of accountability. Working with a health coach provides just that.

Health coaches are trained professionals with a detailed understanding of nutrition, wellness and physical health. But, more than that, they are a sounding board to help you create, grow and establish your health dreams. For many people, the weight they carry and the burden they bear goes beyond that “last ten pounds” and a health coach is here to help you live your best life.

A health coach is more than a nutritional advisor. Your health coach is the person who will work with you to establish your goals; they will give you the true power for creation of what your soul desires and how to achieve anything you set your mind to. They are a confidant, a cheerleader and a space holder for you and your dreams.

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What is Reiki?

As a Reiki practitioner for over a decade, I have frequently been asked how one defines the practice. The answer is, no one really knows. We do know, however, that the practice of Reiki is an empowering and beautiful one full of positive intention.

After the completion of an attunement, a Reiki practitioner is given the ability to harness, empower and work with the universal life force energy that surrounds all of us to create a harmony and balance with in the chakra systems with those around them.

Through the connection to the universal life force we can cultivate an understanding of the universal energy that flows through all of us. A Reiki practitioner uses this understanding to find “blockages” where the universal flow of life cannot properly flow. Different practitioners have different experiences of Reiki energy. For some, they feel the changes, for others they hear it and some can even see the energy around us. For me, energy comes in vision and palpable connection to that around me. Through the scanning of the body with the use of hands, pendulums and symptomatic assessment, I use my gift to detect physical ailments while discussing with a person’s spirit guides and angels the paths that truly connect them.

To me, the definition of Reiki is simple: it is the truth. This realization of truth is truly the best thing that can come to any of us.

The ability to be a conduit for the universal life force around us, the ability to see and feel the world with more zest and understanding and the chance to cultivate our connection to the energetic world. Reiki energy can be used for physical healing, spiritual connection and energetic dialog with our spiritual guides and angels. Reiki uses the chakra system, guides and our connection with a higher power to tap in to the energy of the world.

Do you want to experience Reiki for yourself? Schedule a private or virtual session for more information on Reiki energy, attunements and chakra systems.