Yoga & Body Work

  • say yes to life anyway

    Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. -Viktor Frankl Like all of us, I try to get my head/heart around recent terror attacks, and all the violence in the Holy Land. I […]

  • stress tips I gave the J-post

    Here is an excerpt with a few of my top stress tips that I gave to Tracey Shipley of the Jerusalem Post. Tracey came to my yoga class and consulted with me about how parents can deal with stress. “Our teacher, Dr. Kim Hershorn, is the creator of the Life-Tuning Process, which she describes as […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Let Things Come to You

    I just got in from a night catching up with an old friend. Walking back to my car, I caught the tail end of a thunderstorm. I trudged through giant puddles and glistening streets clutching my umbrella, thinking about what she had said. “I don’t worry so much anymore,” she had been telling me about […]