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Mind/Body Perspective: Simple Meditation

July 17, 2011 by

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Simple Meditation: Sit comfortably in an upright but relaxed position. Close your eyes and bring your attention to your nostrils. As you breathe notice the subtle sensation of cool air passing into, and warm air passing out of, your nose. Without manipulating the breath, simply notice the sensation. Maintain your attention to every breath. Staying […]

Mind/Body Perspective: Loving Kindness Meditation

June 20, 2011 by

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LOVING KINDNESS MEDITATION: Sit comfortable in a chair with the feet on the ground or in a chair on a cushion/pillow cross-legged.  Ground into the sit bones and lengthen up through the crown of the head; lengthening the spine.  Relax  shoulders back and down and keep the spine in neutral.  Close the eyes, rest hands […]

Body/Mind Perspective: Mindful Breathing

May 13, 2011 by

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Mindful Breathing Exercise A quick 5 minute breathing exercise one can easily fit into your day.  This exercise will invite the body and mind to become more centered, grounded and relaxed. We can ALL find 5 minutes in our day to give ourselves a little self care!! -Sit in a chair or floor with the […]

Body/Mind Perspective: Alternate Nostril Breathing

April 17, 2011 by

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ALTERNATE NOSTRIL BREATHING Alternate Nostril Breathing is a breath exercise (pranayam) that brings balance to both the left and right sides of the brain. It also balances out our emotions. Research shows that we don’t breathe evenly through both nostrils and this helps us overcome our dominance over one side. 1) Sit comfortably with your […]

Body/Mind Perspective: Chest to Belly Breathing

March 13, 2011 by

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Lie flat on your back with your knees bent and the feet on the floor at hip width and relax. Inhale through your nose while expanding the abdomen, and then the ribs, and finally the chest. Pause and hold your breath for a couple of seconds. Exhale through your nose while releasing chest and shoulder […]

Mind/Body Perspective: Downward Dog

February 13, 2011 by

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Downward Dog – next step in basic Sun Salutation Adho Mukha Svanasana   1.  From plank pose exhale and bring your sit bones up toward the sky.  At first keep the knees slightly bent and the heels lifted away from the floor. Lengthen your spine and lift the sitting bones toward the ceiling, and from […]

Body/Mind Perspective: Plank Pose

January 16, 2011 by

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Next Step in a basic traditional Sun Salutation sequence is Plank Pose: 1)  From Uttanasa (forward bend) bend the knees and bring the hands along side your feet with the fingertips facing forward.  Spread the hands wide and engage all four corners of the hands.  2)  Jump or step back one leg at a time […]