Wellness Blog

Resolution Blues? Try Intention Instead

This post was originally written for The Heart of Hillsborough magazine. I’ve never been very good at New Years’ Resolutions, and I think I’m in good company.  Our resolutions often …

Yoga - Child's Pose

Fascia: The Tissue that Binds

Fascia is the name for the connective tissue that runs through our bodies, connecting bones to bones and bones to muscles (and much more).  In fact, 30% of our muscle tissue is actually fascia. 

FOTM – Aparigraha and Grace

I spent the last weekend of October at a massage therapy training, learning how to re-program motor pathways by simply showing the body that something is not quite right. It was a fascinating example of how our perspective defines what we see. It struck me, more than once, how similar this neuro-muscular reprogramming work is to the work of yoga.

Drawing In

The Paradox of Action

This October, my energy has been directed entirely outward, rather than inward. Drawing inward and being still in order to act seems counter-intuitive, but I think this is one of the paradoxes that are so common in yogic philosophy – the paradox that, in order to effectively act in the external world, you have to draw in to the stillness inside, not just at first, but continually. 

Balancing Act

FOTM – Transitions and Balance

Transitions October is a month of transition.  Summer is over, and fall is just beginning to creep in.  It’s a transition here, too, as I have spent the last 6 …

Lymphatic System Chart

Lymphatic Massage

The Lymphatic System The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system. Our heart, blood, arteries and veins form a closed system through which the heart pumps our blood throughout …