Yoga for Stronger Bones

(This post originally published in 2019) Yoga practiced on a regular basis could help strengthen your bones! Certain poses including Warrior II, Triangle, and Tree are considered weight-bearing exercise, often recommended along with a healthy diet for optimal bone health. “Yoga puts more pressure on bone than gravity does. By opposing one group of muscles…

Make Your Own Chai

I’ve been making my own Masala Chai! Yum! Perfect timing as the weather turns colder here in the Northeast. We tend to incorrectly call this “Chai Tea.” The word chai means tea. Masala means spiced. Here’s a quick recipe that I adapted from a few different recipes: I am definitely no expert on this, just trying variations…

Stay Balanced with Balancing Breath

This simple breath exercise has been proven to improve heart rate variability, which is a measure of our resiliency to stress. Give it a try – when you’re sitting in the car, about to have a difficult conversation, when you first wake up or right before bed – your nervous system will thank you!

Lime Cooler

Try this cooling Ayurvedic mock-tail to whet your whistle during the summer months.

Cool down with Śītalī Breath

Śītalī Breath cools the body, adds moisture to the system, and may reduce fatigue, bad breath, fevers, and high blood pressure. I use it for hot flashes.

Self-Care for Women

Summer Self-Care for Women Workshop We’ll explore using the tools of Yoga and Ayurveda to develop self-care routines that support a woman’s health after the age of 35.  3 Saturdays in Summer from 10am-12pm June 25, July 23, August 27 at the PAC Center in Swarthmore, PA Find out more about your dosha, or personal…

Summer Relaxation

Learn Yoga Nidra, the Art of Conscious Relaxation 3 Thursdays in Summer from 5-6pm at the PAC Center in Swarthmore June 23, July 21, August 25 Give yourself permission to relax and rest, while setting intentions for personal growth and exploring the deeper self. Yoga Nidra is a guided relaxation practice that includes a systematic…

Why Do You Practice Yoga?

Find the deeper reason behind why you show up for yoga. Once you find the real reason why you practice yoga, it can literally help you get up in the morning!

Balancing Your Energy Levels

Are you having a Red Light day? As we move into a busier season, it’s so easy to take on too much. Here are a few ideas for developing your energy awareness skills in order to build, balance, and restore your energy levels.

A Guide to Intention Setting

If you’ve ever been asked to form an intention during a yoga class or meditation exercise, and found yourself floundering or resisting the request, you’re not alone. Me too, friend. Once I tried Yoga Nidra, however, I was hooked on intention-setting. I learned that the purpose is not to manifest your wishes out of thin air,…


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