How Restorative Yoga Heals

I like to push myself. I not only like to, but I often feel (especially living in NYC) that I need to. I've written about how I can be like the energizer bunny - working really hard until my next vacation when I can finally stop. Finally relax. I've written about the struggle of finding the balance. Old habits can come swirling back just when you think they have vanished for good. For me, that habit is the need to keep do-ing. To keep super busy in the fear that if I don't, if I stop, everything will stop and my goals will never be achieved. 
 

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Embracing Change

As I sat down to write about embracing change, I gazed out the window to gather my thoughts and suddenly a Monarch butterfly landed on the flowers in my window box. Perhaps the butterfly wanted to remind me of how beautiful change can be. Perhaps she wanted to tell me that there is nothing to fear. She appeared as if to say: "Look at me, I've gone through so many changes. So many in fact, my very existence symbolizes change. Change is what makes us beautiful" 

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Finding Balance on the Quest for Self-Love

If you've been following me here or on Instagram for a while, you know I declared this summer the Summer of {SELF} Love. What I love about my personal yoga and breathwork healing practice is that it connects me back to love. BIG LOVE. Through doing the work, whether that is yoga movement (Asana), meditation, or emotional breathwork healing (all of which is yoga) we find ways to move stuck energy and connect back with our true selves. The portals that open lead to love. This will further lead you to taking better care of yourself. Perhaps by continuing to practice. This will lead to more forgiveness and more patience for others but especially for yourself. That will lead to standing up for yourself, being able to see what is right for you and what isn't, and being able to let go of all that no longer serves you. Self-love is more than just pampering, it is being able to cut through the crap so you can let yourself shine. That takes work. That takes showing up. That takes being able to let go enough so that you can get to the core of what is holding you back.

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