Self Care Blues

Do you ever notice that when things in your life calm down or when you go on vacation that you tend to get sick?  It’s ironic because you finally have time to enjoy life and find yourself run down and/or fighting a cold?   This is what I have been dealing with this past week. […]

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Where the Old Meets the New…

“Blaming the past makes us disapprove of the present.  It’s our past that has brought us our present.  If you want to change your future recognize your present and work on it.”  Prasad Rangnekar    Hello from Israel!  I spent last weekend in Jerusalem at an old friend’s house and had some time to walk around the […]

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The Long Trek Home

 I am now in Philadelphia visiting with family and friends before heading off to Israel on Monday.  It is the beginning of a series of smaller journeys to the ultimate destination.  My first disappointment was having to leave my Yoga blocks and bolster at the airport as my bags were too heavy.  Luckily, one man […]

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The Future is Now!

When I quit my job as manager of a physical therapy clinic in the fall of 2002 to combine Yoga with physical therapy, I felt like a fish out of water.  It seemed that I was quite possibly the only person in the world doing this work and wasn’t even sure if there was a […]

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Navigating Change

Change is inevitable.     Intellectually, we know this, but our bodies and our nervous system do not respond well to change.  We perceive it as a stress, even if the change is positive.  We are wired for survival and the moment our safety and security is on shaky ground, the fight or flight response […]

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Coming Home

Coming back from a retreat is always tricky.     For a short time, there is the high of being in the mountains of Northern Cal breathing in the fresh air, eating delicious vegetarian food, starting each day with a Yoga practice and meditation all the while gazing at passing wild turkeys and deer in […]

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Bringing Peace to Your Practice

It is ironic, but as soon as I start writing a book on Yoga Therapy for Back Pain, I’m experiencing significant pain in my own lower back.  It’s been about 9 years since I herniated a disc at L5-S1 and have had only a few bouts of recurring pain in the past few years.  My […]

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Yoga Unplugged

Yesterday, I made a huge decision.  This decision may even be bigger than my sabbatical and transition to Israel in the coming months.    I decided to cancel my data plan and go to a basic non-smart phone.   The decision has been building for months.  I have been noticing my inability to sit still […]

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