By Amy Elizabeth Mareno, M.T.S., RYT-200 In the ancient language of Sanskrit, one of the essential translations of the word “Asana” is simply “sit in a comfortable posture”. More broadly as the practice of Hatha Yoga has evolved in the West, the term “Asana” has come to connote , “physical posture”, whatever shape it may take. However, the practice of
by Lindsey Rozmes I love New York. I’ve been drawn to its frenetic energy and lively buzz since I was a kid. I couldn’t wait to grow up and dive into the action. For the past decade, man, was I in the action. I kept stride with the revved up pace, bobbing and weaving through the streets, running from
by Erin Kumpf In Chinese theory, the passing of seasons is a reflection of the oscillation and interchanging of yin and yang: from the utmost yang (the brightness and heat of mid summer) to the utmost yin (the quiet, inward, solitude of winter.) We are now deep into to winter. Energetically, winter is associated with slowing down, of storage, and
by Janel DuRoss I truly enjoy the festive energy of the holiday season, there’s a certain specialness and mystery or ‘rasa’ in the atmosphere that makes this time of year fun and cozy. Although, I much prefer warmer temperatures like 90 degrees, I like how nature inspires our body and mind to slow down. It’s a time to restore
by Lindsey Rozmes Its about this time every year that we start to hear the buzz of New Year’s resolutions. We start to feel the pressure to make a change in our lives, quit that bad habit, drop those extra pounds, but research says that only 8% of people actually follow through and achieve our resolutions. Ouch! Why even bother?!
By Janel DuRoss We are all in a paradoxical position where technology is thriving to help us be more efficient in our lives, yet we are actually burdened by so many other demands, making it challenging to keep up with all aspects of our day. Preparing meals, food shopping and eating nutritiously is often at the bottom of our list.
by Lola Rephann Our culture has some serious baggage around the word “massage,” and when you stop to examine why, is it any wonder? It’s a standard canard in sit-coms, a bad joke implying intimate possibilities when someone creepy tries to pick up cute guy/girl by promising a “massage” to help them relieve stress from all that work or studying.
by Lola Rephann If the first time you ever heard the phrase “Forrest Yoga” you pictured people doing yoga in trees, you are definitely not alone. If you’ve never heard the phrase “Forrest Yoga,” that’s great! You don’t have any pre-conceived notions about it, unless the previous sentence now has you picturing yourself doing yoga in a forest. Anyway,
by Erin Kumpf LA.c MSTOM SPRING IS HERE. (I know you are as excited as I am about this statement.) As we move from the uber YIN, cold, retracted, inward and downward flowing, introspective season of winter (dominated by the Kidney energy and WATER element) we are beginning the transition into the season dominated by the LIVER and WOOD energy.
by Erin Kumpf, L.Ac “The Compassionate Sage acts on that aspect of our lives that is distinctly human. It affects what the Chinese call “Shen” or Spirit. The Spirit is what is outgoing, advancing, and connects to life; it centers us and allows us to reach out. It allows affinity and clarity, and when it’s not nourished properly we can become scattered and