Just an update: my computer has crashed and my time and options are limited weekly for blogging. Already behind, and I'm disappointed to say the "50 reasons to do yoga" blogs are temporarily suspended in time! In the mean time feel free to browse the old blogs, and I will be back at this as… Continue reading Yoga Blogs
Reason number six to do yoga this year is to help improve your balance! With this being said, in order to improve balance two things must occur: you must be able to physically practice balancing poses (such as tree pose) and you must learn to ground and focus your energy and mind. It's often easier… Continue reading Yoga Improves Balance
Reason number two of fifty, why you should do yoga, is to help improve breathing. Most people think they breathe just fine, but many barely breathe. When I first started teaching yoga, I would always emphasize pranayama exercises (breathing practices) and many students would comment that I taught them to "breathe again." Observe your breathing… Continue reading Yoga Improves Breathing
Reason number one on my list of 50 reasons to do yoga this year, is that yoga can help with organ function. There is no order of importance to this list, it's just a random list of benefits that happens to start with organ function. I am no doctor, and none of this info is… Continue reading Yoga Improves Organ Function
Come join us at 1pm today (Sunday, January 4th, 2015) at the YMCA in Cobourg (Elgin Street) to help raise funds for Strong Kids! I am hosting a family friendly yoga class; but feel free to come alone or with a crew! Cost is $10 donation per person. All proceeds go towards helping local children,… Continue reading YMCA Northumberland Strong Kids | Fundraiser
In September I wrote a blog reflecting on my last 10 years in business, and its many transformations. I realized in this entry that manifestation was never anything 'magical' to me, instead it was very natural. In my years of spiritual searching and growth I watched videos like "The Secret" and read books like "Creative… Continue reading Meditation & Manifestation Workshop
"May the long time sun shine upon you, All Love surround you. And the Pure Light within you, Guide your way on." -Kundalini Yoga Prayer Autumn brings out the creative fire in me. Something about the crisp air, strong winds and vivid sunsets breathes new life into me. It seems like my life sits at… Continue reading This Blessed Life
Thank you Rob Owens great read!
Everyone is afraid sometimes. And when we practice meditation, we begin to notice and experience things that others do not. We might begin to fear that we could be rejected by others for talking about the things we notice during and after meditation.
We may begin to notice our increased vulnerability in modern culture; the fragile invisible umbilical cords that bind us to the forests that provide oxygen, the cords to lakes and rivers from which we get our water and even the cord to the limited life of our sun that will eventually die out, but provides energy and life. We may begin to feel afraid. We may want to abandon meditation, as if that will relieve our fears, but denying that we are noticing things that others do not fails to ease us.
It has been written that all of our human fears stem from the “original fear” we all…
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Check out these meditations: written, recorded and narrated by my friend Robb Owens. Hey why not follow his blog too while you’re here!
Due to a special request, I am re-posting here all three of my “guided breathing meditation” MP3 recordings from last year. Meditative breathing and yoga are some of my favourite experiments within the human condition.
The meditation instruction is the same as 2013, but this year I composed and recorded new introductory and background music, so if you listened to or downloaded the last set, then this set will sound new to you.
I use my professional background in communication arts to share my experience, strength and hope to anyone interested in relieving suffering and abolishing ignorance.
From The Gentle Way Of Hatha!
When you live in Canada you are blessed with four seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn.
Each of these seasons hold their own magic. Their own symbolism. Winter is symbolic of death, spring is rebirth, summer is growth and autumn is harvest.
Unlike many of my friends and family, winter is my favorite season. For me it is the most peaceful, fresh, inspiring and beautiful season. As an artist the lines of the landscape constantly urge me to draw or paint. The vivid skies and white rolling hills fill me with vitality. The cold air refreshes my tired mind. I like the short days, and coziness of long nights. I like being inside were it is warm, while outside it is cold. I like bundling up and facing the elements every day for a brisk walk. The stars shine brighter, the streets are quieter, and it brings a deep sense of…
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