Written July 25, 2019 by Yoga Mountain
It seems, like most things in life, it’s cyclical…my yoga practice that is. It develops, moves along, grows and evolves, and yes, plateaus and then in some way or another, the cycle starts all over again in a new form. In all truth, at times I feel very uninspired. Luckily, if I’m open to it, a new idea, inspiration or approach presents itself just at the right time, a breakthrough happens and my practice expands! The most recent occurrence of this experience for me was an introduction to the True Body Intelligence system of stretching and movement.
Throughout my yoga journey (which began in 2003 as a practitioner and 2007 as ... Read More
Written June 04, 2019 by Yoga Mountain
We are recognizing this auspicious day every year now at Yoga Mountain Studio. This year, the theme is Climate Action and we are focusing on Peace and how to take peaceful action in the world of climate change.
Each class will be guided with a special meditation, prayer, ritual and/or practice in honor of this day and the shifting of the sun as we move into summer solstice celebration. Sign up for your Friday class in advance. Then, on Saturday, June 22nd, Sienna and Linda will hold a Potluck and then Peace meditation after Siennas class and during the restorative portion of the Therapeutic class. For ... Read More
Written April 24, 2019 by Yoga Mountain
What is a Brain Injury?
We take for granted the role our brain plays in our lives. We move through our days facing minor irritations, finding times when we are not as sharp as we would like, maybe having some moments of forgetfulness. We notice that when we are tired or stressed, things are not as easy as when we are rested and focused. But what we generally do not think about is how the brain is responsible for our every action, emotion, and thought.
A brain injury can affect how a person feels, thinks, acts, and relates to others. The important role our brain plays in all areas of our functioning, ... Read More
Written February 27, 2019 by Yoga Mountain
I have experienced the full circle of yoga teacher trainings from the Midwest to Hawaii and back again.
And the saying is true, “A yoga teacher training, like your yoga practice, is a journey.” And, if that saying is as traveled as my research, how about “A yoga teacher training will help you discover…” the following 3 goodies:
How cool it is…to move in a body and feel EVERY sensation…especially the ones that you prefer to ignore.
How to sidestep that…“accident waiting to happen” because somehow you seem to be much more aware of everything, including your surroundings.
How strong…your fingers can get. And for that matter, discovering your core muscle strength coming from places you have only read about.
These 3 insightful goodies are just the beginning of the things you will ... Read More
Written January 22, 2019 by Yoga Mountain
As I look back on 2018 and forward to 2019, I do so with excitement and wonder.
How my life has been steadily transforming!
This time last year I had a daily home yoga practice involving mainly sun salutations and meditation. It was a good practice, but something was missing…
Also, those little tweaks in my back…was I doing things right or getting into bad habits? I made some radical changes and advances in 2018, the most important thing for me was purchasing a yearly membership at Yoga Mountain Studio.
Now is a particularly poignant time for me, because I am embarking on some minor surgery that will keep me away ... Read More