Santosha Space BlogNews, teachings, and thoughts from the studio
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.
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.
It has been 6 months since I wrote my last post, and not quite 2 years since I started this blog, not quite 2 years since I walked away from the world of business. I don't often pay attention to anniversaries, but recently I was talking to a friend who had...
Some time ago, I wrote a post about joy bubbles - small moments of wonder and appreciation at the most mundane, and yet wonderful, things. I have since learned that this isn't a unique experience, that the sanskrit word for this is camatkāra - "a quiet joy and wonder...
I recently put some things on craigslist. The day that worked to meet was a day I wasn’t going to be home until rather late, and in response to my half apologetic explanation, I get from (I’ll call him) G:
It’s alright I am 14 so I have like all the time in the world
Patient: Dr., It hurts when I do this... Dr.: Then don't do that! It's an old joke, I have no idea where I heard it, and its obvious truth is the source of its humour. Of course, in terms of bio-mechanics, it's not the most practical or helpful answer. If...
You don't have to be able to touch your toes to practice yoga - you just have to be willing to explore. Discover what combining intention, breath and bodywork can do for your mind and spirit.
Reconnect to your body through restorative, therapeutic massage therapy. Whether you are treating an injury or just need to relax, you will leave feeling rejuvenated and balanced.
Yoga at 200 N Churton Street, Suite 200, Hillsborough, NC
Massage at 100 N Churton Street, Suite 205, Hillsborough, NC
The yoga studio has limited on-site parking, and additional public parking one short block away on King Street and in the King Street parking lot, accessible from Churton Street. We are upstairs. Enter using the staircase on the left side of the building.
The massage space has no on-site parking, but plenty of nearby 3-hour parking on King Street and in the King Street Lot.