Every time I toss away a piece of plastic, I have a pang of guilt. This haunting voice comes into my head saying, "That cup will outlast the next 5 generations of your family on this Earth." Yikes! I know, that sounds dramatic but it's totally true! Check this out: It's time to start being… Continue reading Reduce plastics, reduce guilt
Smart Move Wellness | Move well. Feel better. Be joy!
How you feel about the world depends on how safe you feel in the world. If we don't feel safe, we live in anxiety, depression, anger, sadness, manipulative tendencies, etc. If we don't feel safe, we also slump our posture, suffer digestive issues, rashes, chronic pain, and migraines. Safety, from the Smart Move Wellness perspective,… Continue reading Smart Move Wellness | Move well. Feel better. Be joy!
Highways to healing
Energy lines are highways to healing. Stimulate them correctly and you'll receive benefits like balancing, energizing, and stabilizing yourself. Sign me up! Let's look at a few ways of finding the 4 most basic sense lines, Sumana, Ittha (Ida), Pingala and Kalathari Finding your basic sense lines: Sumana has medial and lateral lines. The medial… Continue reading Highways to healing
Prana with a capital “P”
What comes to mind with the phrase, "life force"? In yoga, Prana is life force. The foundation of energy. The foundation of being. Prana is that feeling when you reach the edge of your kinesphere and feel an energetic flush through the body. Prana is that feeling of being whole in your asanas. Prana is… Continue reading Prana with a capital “P”
To quote Syl Carson at Bodhi Yoga, "Wholeheartedness - marked by unconditional commitment, unstinting devotion, or unreserved enthusiasm. A word that expresses better what mindfulness as a technical term means; that you respond to every situation from your center, honest inner intent - from your heart - that you listen with your heart to every… Continue reading On wholeheartedness
Restorative Partner Yoga
Take a deep breath. Your Prana flows like a wide, deep river. The Prana, the under current, moves with a relentless strength, the momentous force of life feeding itself. The body tissue, the surface water, moves smoothly, held by gravity, achieving homeostasis. Take a deep breath. Feel the river flowing, steady, wide, deep, continuous, rejuvenating.… Continue reading Restorative Partner Yoga
Heart spaces for healing
Whether you're working through foot zoning, marma chikitsa, hand zoning or chakras, the heart is accessible through many parts of the body. Below are places on the body to access the heart for healing. 1.Heart on foot On your left foot, place your thumb in the middle of the ball of your foot. Wrap the… Continue reading Heart spaces for healing
What is Smart Move?
To rid the weed, you must pull the root… Smart Move’s inception is a long story that began as a search for healing from a traumatic injury and resulted in a genuine answer; plus one million more questions. Westerners are a symptom-obsessed society. Headache? Take some Advil. Back pain? Buy an ergonomic chair. Inflexibility? Go… Continue reading What is Smart Move?
Neural chunking and Sanskaras
Imagine if the habitual movements you performed required as much effort and thought as they did the first time you performed them. How many muscles or thoughts would it take to type the word, "word"? It's unfathomable how much brain power it would take to complete the simplest tasks. Our ability to physically type while… Continue reading Neural chunking and Sanskaras
Currency: Time, money, and energy
Client: "I'd really like to schedule a session with you. Is 11am your only open slot?" Practitioner: "Yeah, but it's booked for the next 3 weeks." Client: "Aw man, it sounds like something I really need." Practitioner: "Hmm, well, I could add a session on before. How 8:45am for you? Client: "Sure! Yeah, I can… Continue reading Currency: Time, money, and energy