Self-Care

Enjoy these simple meditations for Short Pauses. You can do them anytime, from 1-minute or more, or all day long!         Gaze into a FLOWER. Notice and savor your time inside this flower. Use all of your senses: See the colors, patterns, geometric forms; Smell its fragrance; Feel its texture; Sense it opening like wings out to the Universe and the stars and planets... BREATHE for 3-minutes...
Spring-time has intense new energies at the Earth starts to push growth upward into the light! We can feel this intensity within ourselves, as Wood Element, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, becomes more active within us. Liver and gallbladder are the organs and channels associated with Wood Element and are happen to be organs most affected by stress and emotions. Wood Element imbalance can be very common during spring: anger,...
I love this! Kristin Neff, a leading researcher of self-compassion, has some easy ideas for Self-Compassion, including Hridaya Heart Mudra that I teach in the VIDEO in our Five Element Yoga® mudra practice!    
There's no need to dive into ice cold water to cool down! These three energy points from Traditional Chinese Medicine, through the practice of Shiatsu finger pressure, can help you with summer heat, or any cause of heat within you, and discomfort. Simply circle or press and release in a rhythmic pulsing motion these points for 1-3 minutes each, on both sides of the body, with a comfortable level of...