Posts made in October, 2012

Storm-stuck indoors? Yogi things to do.

»Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Big storm coming, and many of us will be house-bound. Here are six creative ways for a mindful yogi to ride out the storm at home: 1) Rearrange your furniture. Your worldview is going to be rather limited for a day or two, so why not shake things up and move things around? Put this couch over there, put that table over here. Then sit in the space for a while and see how it feels. See if your energy is opened up, or if you feel too cramped. The best thing about this project is that it is fun and low risk–if you don’t like it, you can just move it all back to the way it was. And it won’t even have been a waste of time…the best way to cultivate gratitude for something is to be without it for a while. 2) Meditate. Hey, you’ve got...

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Yogi with a Pencil: Mindfulness Through Journaling, Part 1

»Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is the first post in an ongoing monthly series by guest yogini MaryAnn Safrey. Making Sense of It Our first experience of anything on an earthly plane is through our senses. It makes “sense” then to engage our sensory faculties as we introduce ourselves to the art of journaling. Writing of any kind requires and enhances mindfulness–the same awareness of the moment that Yoga necessitates and nurtures. Have you wanted to journal, but didn’t know where to start? You might begin with this month’s exercises below. Hopefully, they’ll guide you to pay attention to detail. Good writing moves us from particular, mundane, familiar details to the soaring heights of insight and universal truth. So pick up a pen or pencil and write...

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Emerald’s Fall 2012 Newsletter

»Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Feast your eyes on our Fall 2012 newsletter, which includes upcoming workshops, a yogi’s perspective of autumn, and this season’s Student Spotlight. Enjoy! http://conta.cc/TdP7E8

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Wondering about a flu shot?

»Posted by on Oct 5, 2012 in Health | 0 comments

I’ve gotten a flu shot every year for about six years. I didn’t get the flu any one of those years. Last year I forgot to get one, and around February I was laid up for about a week, moaning and sniffling and shuffling sadly into my kitchen every hour or so to make toast or tea or to grab a little container of pudding, the only three things I could manage to keep down. Totally, totally un-fun. It’s now that time of year when flu shots are available to the general public. Check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Q & A regarding flu shots. Lots of good info here, including what a flu shot is exactly, what the possible side effects are, and a link to find the closest place in your area to get one:...

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