Take Time to Play

Take time out to play. Play is so important for our well-being. It’s not just something that children need to learn and grow. It’s good for all of us. I have been reading a lot about play and was fascinated when I found Dr. Stuart Brown’s TED lecture. Brown founded the National Institute for Play, […]

Open the Heart (Heal Your Body)

Last week’s tip was about releasing the neck. This week, I want to focus on opening the heart for the alignment of the whole upper body and shoulder girdle. Before giving you pointers you can use on the mat, in exercise, and in daily life to have more comfort in your body and ease of […]

Letting Go Poem

Here is a poem that has helped me and a lot of people I have worked with. it is a sort of 101 for healing through the power of love. It is something to go back to and re-read often. I hope it inspires you as much as it has inspired me. LETTING GO TAKES […]

Be Renewed in Each Moment

In my travels, I met a lot of people into change—permaculturalists, yoga teachers, body-workers and healers, community workers, teachers, a few health nuts, and just everyday people trying to live a healthy life. It is amazing how many people have migrated to Costa Rica in search of this. Many North Americans, Europeans, and even an […]

Stretch from Inside-Out

For more flexibility of body, mind and spirit, it is important to allow for it, rather than trying to make it happen. This is the difference between active and passive stretching as I practice it. In an active stretch, we physically push the body to be more flexible or to sustain a certain desired position […]

Breathe Deeply

My new  friend, Rosemary MacGregor, owner of The Mango Tree Spa, recently gave me a lesson on deep abdominal breathing. I thought I had it down from all my work in yoga and Pilates, but I was reminded that, actually, we never have anything “down”. Rosemary has a BA in speech and hearing therapy, RN […]