I love teaching people about our bodies – the mechanics of how our muscles work together, how to read the signals our bodies send and how to use movement, breath and relaxation to bring our bodies back to balance. Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT) is one tool for this, as are yoga and mindfulness. Reiki is […]
My kiddo helps me demonstrate School Bus Stop Sign Arms, & two other simple posture exercises. Check out this month’s Problem Solving Stretches column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.Your shoulders will thank you. Your mom will be proud, too. Look for me in the Gazette’s Health section the second Tuesday of every month.
Do your hips complain? Does your seat ache? Do you suffer from sciatica? SI joint issues? Join me Thursday to: Practice specific postures to relieve hip pain Learn gentle stretches & 90-second muscle release techniques you can do on your own to prevent pain from returning Practice modifications to common yoga postures Class is limited […]
The Seven Of Pentacles Under a sky the color of pea soup she is looking at her work growing away there actively, thickly like grapevines or pole beans as things grow in the real world, slowly enough. If you tend them properly, if you mulch, if you water, if you provide birds that eat insects […]
Taylor Haaf will teach this week’s Slow Flow Yoga Wednesday 6/19 11:30- 12:30 at Serenity Yoga South Hadley. Susan Valentine will teach this week’s Gentle Yoga Remedies Friday 6/21 10:00 – 11:30 at Hadley Yoga Studio I’ll be back next week!
“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.” Martha Graham
“So, if 10,000 steps has been feeling out of reach to you, it may be time reset those factory settings on your fitness tracker. Instead, try to hit at least 4,400 a day, along with daily activities that you enjoy. And stick to it.” Did you know? The idea of 10,000 steps was initiated by […]
Do you suffer from recurring pain in your neck, shoulders or upper back? Headaches? Frozen shoulder? Rotator cuff issues? Join me Thursday to: Practice specific postures to relieve neck & shoulder pain Learn gentle stretches & 90-second muscle release techniques you can do on your own to prevent pain from returning Practice modifications to common […]
“Life is a movement, a constant movement in relationship; and thought, trying to capture that movement in terms of the past, as memory, is afraid of life.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Flight of the Eagle
Five years after starting as a contributing writer on the Hilltown Families blog, it’s time to put down my pen. In my final column, I draw on Frost’s ode to the fleeting beauty of spring to express my grief and gratitude for my son’s childhood. Outgrown, in this month’s Off the Mat: Reflections on the […]