by Rebecca Mendez Is this something you think about? How about Yoga and Healthy Aging? Healthy Aging is on my mind quite often. One, because I teach a Yoga for Healthy Aging class at Sellwood Yoga every week (Weds at 10:30). And my Yoga for Healthy Aging Workshop 3 week series starts on April 7. Secondly, Yoga for Healthy Aging is critical for me as … Continue reading What does Healthy Aging mean to you?
by Carrie Booth There is a common misunderstanding that meditation is about transcending the body. That it is about light and formlessness and transcendence. Though, the body is the foundation through which everything else is experienced. We experience ourselves and the world around us through our body, as every inner and outer perception that we experience is registered within us as sensation. Breathing, emotions, thoughts … Continue reading Resting in Being
by Rosey Wyland I wanted to share with you that I will be facilitating an upcoming in person parenting group at Sellwood Yoga this April. It is an 8-week group that is for parents/caregivers of young children ages 0-6. The Circle of Security Group is a warm, welcoming and supportive space for those interested in reflecting about what we know as parent’s is one of … Continue reading The Circle of Security Parenting Group
by Quinn Shuff We breathe every moment of our entire lives, so perhaps it’s not an exaggeration to say that improving our breathing has the potential to improve every moment of our lives. Working with the breath is a simple yet effective embodiment focus that drops us deep into the present moment. It’s not only a meditation tool, it’s a path towards less stress, a … Continue reading Better Breathing and Movement of the Breath
By Kari Kemper Pain in the neck? Pain in the low back? Pain in the shoulder? Over 80 percent of Americans experience back issues. Most assume that the pain they are feeling in the low back (lumbar spine) or neck (cervical spine) sources from that specific area. But typically issues in the upper and mid back (thoracic spine) are to blame. Sitting at a desk … Continue reading Thoracic Spine Love: Why exploring upper spine movement is critical for maintaining a healthy back.
By Carrie Booth The words yoga and nidra—they are in the language of Sanskrit. We can understand subjects, philosophies, ideas, in any number of ways. How I originally came to understand yoga nidra was through words. Using other words, English words, to describe what yoga and nidra mean. Yoga translating as union, yoking, interconnectedness, integration, etc. Nidra translating as sleep. Though, in Sanskrit, unlike English, … Continue reading Yoga Nidra Meditation: A Closer Look