Improving Your Mental Health and Immune System

https://youtu.be/CbWOlhu_nUk The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of having a strong immune system. As we've learned, building up our body's defenses goes beyond the well known basic needs, including taking care of one of our most important organs, our brain. While we know that if a problem occurs in one organ it can affect … Continue reading Improving Your Mental Health and Immune System

An Introduction to Restorative Yoga

https://youtu.be/zbwswpxD4-U As most of us are still in our homes, waiting for regulations to lower, there has been no better time to take a deep breath and do some stretching. As you read this, relax your jaw, release the tension in your shoulders, and slowly turn your head side to side. If that felt good … Continue reading An Introduction to Restorative Yoga

Using Meditation to Find Peace Within

https://youtu.be/AjTMrieKV4k As many parts of the world are lowering restrictions and even fully reopening, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel and are now able to start venturing out of our safe havens, or at least start plans to. This is something so many of us have been looking forward to, … Continue reading Using Meditation to Find Peace Within

Slowing Down to Enjoy the Moment

Do you ever find yourself rushing from one thing to the next? Feeling as though you can't slow down because you're worried nothing will get accomplished? Yet in all the chaos, something will probably slip through the cracks, causing you to feel even more stressed. Even though you try to convince yourself that you need … Continue reading Slowing Down to Enjoy the Moment

Knitting Meditation Workshop

This past Friday, January 24th, I held my first knitting meditation workshop at Pick Up Every Stitch. Having my first class during the new moon allowed me to benefit from the moon's growing energy to sow the seeds of this long-term project, as I will be teaching this class regularly. During the workshop, I showed … Continue reading Knitting Meditation Workshop

Meditation Knitting

Meditation, for many people, can be a difficult practice to incorporate into their daily lives. Quieting one's mind and turning your attention from the chaos of the everyday can feel daunting when there's nothing concrete to focus your attention on. Being able to combine your hobbies and meditation allows it to become a mindfulness practice … Continue reading Meditation Knitting

The Gift of Breathing

As many books, podcasts, and videos as there are on breathing, there are equally as many different methods. Between Pranayama, a formal yoga exercise of breath control, and Wim Hof's forceful breathing technique, there are practices for everyone. The idea is to choose one that works for you and make it part of your personal … Continue reading The Gift of Breathing

Finding Balance During the Holidays

While holidays are meant to be a time of joy, for many people they are incredibly stressful. With memories of the past and worries of the future, it's during these stressful times that we need to focus on ourselves and being well, so we can fully enjoy the holidays as they are meant to be. … Continue reading Finding Balance During the Holidays

Changing Mood with Smell

Have you had the experience of smelling something freshly baked and suddenly feeling warm inside? Or maybe you've had all your muscles relax after breathing in a bouquet of flowers? Smells have an incredible power to influence our bodies, thoughts, and feelings. Our sense of smell is an especially important sense that doesn't get enough … Continue reading Changing Mood with Smell

And Breathe…

You can go weeks without food, days without water, but only a few minutes without your breath. Breathing is our first, most important part of keeping ourselves alive and well. However, that doesn't mean that it can't be a wholesome and enjoyable experience. Conscious breathing exercises are the first step in accomplishing that. Conscious breathing … Continue reading And Breathe…