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Cure Chronic Pain, Strengthen Immunity, and Shut the Door on Fibromyalgia

Cure Chronic Pain, Strengthen Immunity, and Shut the Door on Fibromyalgia

Do you know anyone with fibromyalgia? Or maybe just someone who feels tired a lot, has chronic pain, sleep problems, or gets sick pretty often? Yoga can help but the cure might not be a pose prescription. Our lives and our bodies tend to be more complex, and often need something more holistic. What helps here - for pain, energy, sleep, and immunity - is less in what poses you do, and more in moving your body. As a general guide: move easy, everything you've got, in every direction you can.   Don't worry about poses, correct ways of doing things,…
Hamstring and Whole Body Care

Hamstring and Whole Body Care

There's a simple principle to follow that works equally for healing, and for working at the level of our greatest potential.   If somethings hurts, don't do it.   There's always a way to do what you need to do in your body, without pain, feeling good every step along the way. And the good thing is, it works out that this is the best way for us to do whatever we need to do. Also, please check with your doctor. It's difficult for me to diagnose or make recommendations from an arm chair, without seeing you. And it's always…
Energy, Alignment, and Going Your Own Way

Energy, Alignment, and Going Your Own Way

Always move in agreement with yourself. Conflict and aggression inside creates conflict and aggression outside. Peace creates peace.   When there is no more place for internal bullies, there is no more place for external bullies.   The topic of alignment is an interesting one. In East Asian movement and healing systems, connection to your nature is central. So you learn to move your whole self with ease, grace, and coordination. Energy is unblocked, moving freely. Every part of you works happily and efficiently with every other part. Learning to move naturally is how you form a positive connection first…
Getting Out of the Breakdown Lane

Getting Out of the Breakdown Lane

It's not your goals that are so hard. It's how you're moving right now that's hard. We don't get to say "Just give me my perfect life for a day so I can practice it, and Then I'll be able to really get it!"   We get where we want to go by being good at where we are. This means something interesting for your yoga, your tai chi, your life practices. It's not poses you should be practicing, it's movement.   So line up your goals, this is good. It could be in your relationships or your work, your health…
Presenting Little Baby Daisy Teaching All the Lessons Already.

Presenting Little Baby Daisy Teaching All the Lessons Already.

Hi Friends, I hope you all are well. I've written this particular note to you in my mind several times, and scrapped each draft in quest for a more useful, honest, and non judgmental message. I was certain (5 weeks ago) the topics I'm about to dive into could be covered in a simple "5 Lessons Learned" neatly-tied-up-type note. However, OMG I underestimated the profound nature and complexity of the iceberg I will humbly attempt to explore. Also, I'm sitting here with the most awesome baby Daisy passed out, milk drunk on my lap. I recognize how incredibly blessed, lucky,…
Should I Stay or Should I Go

Should I Stay or Should I Go

Sometimes when things get rough, it's time to leave. Right now. And sometimes, it's time to change what's outside by changing what's inside. It's an important choice to make. And my guess is you usually know what to do. You just need to get comfortable with what you know. This doesn't make it easy. And there can be lots of noise around what we know. There's noise that comes from outside, from people we know, and ideas we hear. There's noise that comes from inside, from layers of our psychology that can stand between our intuition, and a repeating loop…
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