Deep breathing has incredible benefits that most of us do not appreciate. It helps calm your mind, warm your body, increase your lung capacity, and even burn more calories! When you are focused on your breath, you open up channels of energy to stay present and more relaxed, not only during the practice, but also…

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Yoga is an empowering practice, whatever age you are. With all of us living longer, the idea of taking good care of ourselves has a much deeper meaning. I teach yoga to a group of seniors every week and I have never met a more articulate, positive, and flexible group of people in my life. …

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Whether you are practicing invigorating poses or the restorative, remember that yoga is not about the pose. Yoga is about moving with your breath, and as long as you show up and aren’t injuring yourself, you really can’t do it wrong. There is great value in a daily yoga practice. Every day you show up…

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Journaling is one more important way to focus on and express your intention. It is so valuable because you access different information in your subconscious mind when you commit something to the page, as opposed to thinking about it and processing it in your breathing, movement, and meditation. If you don’t consider yourself to be…

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Meditation is something of a mystery to most of us. We don’t quite know how to do it or understand why we need to do it. I included meditation in the 30 Days to Grace practice because it has great value, especially in today’s busy, frenetic, and multitasking world. I want to simplify the practice…

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When I am speaking to a large group and introduce the idea of meditation, I can see the immediate look of disdain in the audience. They are not just surprised but visibly uncomfortable and sometimes even borderline angry looking.  After they spend five minutes in stillness (as I often call it), I see their look…

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The biggest way resistance conveniently shows up is in some version of “I don’t have time for this!” When I worked in the emergency room, many of my patients made this statement, whether they were dealing with a broken ankle or a heart attack. It was a Monday morning when a forty-four-year-old impeccably dressed female…

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When I give my programs, in an all-day workshop or an opening keynote, the audience members always feel positive and upbeat after they experience the practice. They create their intentions, sign their contracts, and commit wholeheartedly to practicing for thirty days. Then, a few days later I start getting emails about special projects, sick kids,…

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Resistance is my favorite topic to discuss, and my most dreaded to experience.  We all encounter resistance on a daily basis, and the only way to work through it is to, well, work though it. Any discipline you want to cultivate in your life, whether it’s eating more healthfully, calling your mother more often, getting…

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A habit consists of four parts, all equally important: Knowledge (what) + Skill (how) + Desire (want) + Practice (do) The knowledge of what to do we can find in books, courses, and CDs.  The skill comes with studying and coaching. The desire comes from within you because what you want to feel, be and…

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