Awakening Hope Retreat - Yoga, Hiking & Healing In Sedona - Yolanda's Journey In Her Own Words
5 Ways Yoga Healed Me
I just finished this video testimonial from the last Awakening Hope Retreat! Listening to Yolanda talk about her experience brought tears and a deep knowing of why I created this journey. I didn’t know until Yolanda and I sat down to film her journey in her words that she had never been hiking before - ever!
5 Benefits of Yoga for Cancer Patients & Survivors
I was awakened in the early spring of 2009 by a sharp pain in my right breast. As I shifted around trying to relieve the pain, I had a piercing thought seemingly out of nowhere: “could this be breast cancer”?
What Is A Health And Wellness Coach?
Yoga is a science that has been around for thousands of years. It consists of observations and principles about the mind and body connection. The science of yoga is now being proven through modern scientific study. Research is being conducted by many healthcare providers, including MD Anderson, to look at the health benefits of yoga for those dealing with cancer.
Yoga At Home: How to Sequence Your Practice
A coach will help you define your vision for wellness and then use that vision to co-create a completely personalized action plan based on your goals and aligned with your values. Your personalized program will prioritize your health and wellness, enhance your well-being, and move you toward where you want to be.
Callings From The Soul, Part 2: What To Do When You’re Lost
Sequencing a practice can stop many from practicing at home. Knowing how to sequence can help relieve stress associated with developing a home practice.
A home practice is an integral part of a continuing, committed yoga practice, but concern about how to sequence stops many.
7 Simple Steps To Calm Your Body And Mind
Life happens. An opportunity may fall through, or grief and tragedy strikes when you least expect it.
When your direction shifts, it’s easy to feel lost. What can you do when you feel like you’re foundering? Here are three steps to help you work through your feelings and find your way back to yourself.
Reconnect With Your Heart To Calm Your Body And Mind - New Video Up on Noteworthy by Aura Cacia
When our body is out of sync, the autonomic nervous system, hormonal system, and the immune system are not working in a synchronized manner.
We can re-synchronize our body systems by creating a state of coherence and thus improving our mental focus, emotional stability, physical resilience, and improved cognitive function. This allows us to operate in a more efficient manner in all areas of life.
Callings From The Soul; Part 1 : My Personal Experience
Being continuously stressed caused me to develop a pattern of shallow breathing, which exacerbated my stress levels even further.
Through my yoga practice, I was able to become aware of my altered breathing patterns and relearn how to breathe deeply and easefully.
10 Ways To Shake Age Obsession
Many emotions erupted as I sat in my office, confused and wondering. What just happened? Who was the person that wrote such an on-point, heartfelt account of her journey of healing? And more importantly, where was she now?
5 Minute Heartfelt Breathing Practice For Stress Relief
Did you know that if you’re a woman over 40, you might disappear? I recently read this article from Beauty Redefined, a non-profit dedicated to promoting positive body images to women. Among the many eye-opening statistics was this one: “A whopping 62 percent of the female population of the U.S. is over 40. But get this: Older men appear as much as 10 times more frequently than older women in media.”
10 Ways To Turn Off Your Stress Switch
We can all use a 5 minute reboot to reset the day and our positivity index! This 5 minute breathing practice will help you get connected to yourself and to your heart creating more spaciousness and allowing a release of stress and tension in your body and mind. Take a 5 minute break in the morning upon awakening, during the day when you feel disconnected, stressed, or in the need of a “reboot”, or at night before bed.
How to Know When Your Stress Switch is “On”
In my last post, How to Know When Your Stress Switch is “On”, I gave you some symptoms that may indicate that your stress switch has been flipped to “on.” Recognizing that you are stressed out is the first step to recovery! Here, I’ll give you some ideas on how to turn off your stress switch.
4 Ways A Yoga Retreat Can Change Your Life
Once upon a time, humans needed the energy generated by stress to survive. We were hunting, farming, or fighting the elements. The body’s stress response would switch to “on” and provide a spike of “fight or flight” cortisol and adrenaline to complete the task at hand.
Room To Breathe : Tapping Into The Power Of Your Breath
Something magical happens at a yoga retreat when a group of high intentioned individuals makes the decision to gather together in a breathtaking natural environment for the purpose of elevating their lives.
8 Ways to Say Goodbye to Post Travel Fatigue
Take a moment to draw your awareness to your breath. Is it deep or shallow? Fast or slow? Our life is entirely dependent on breathing, but we rarely give it much thought.
Yoga For Travel: 13 Poses You Can Do Anywhere
After returning home from a jam-packed trip with my two teenage girls, I found myself weary and tired. I have to admit that I have never been a world-class traveler. Being sensitive has its downside, and post travel fatigue is one of them.
Yoga For Beginners ~ 10 Great Yoga Poses For Anyone New To Yoga
One of the greatest joys in life is the adventure of traveling. However, travel can present challenges when it becomes stressful. TSA lines and Coach class, anyone?
If you have been thinking about beginning a yoga practice but feel uncomfortable going to a group class or don’t know where to start with a home practice, this yoga for beginners blog is for you!