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Yoga Nidra

When I’m tired and when I’m not sleeping well, my favorite remedy is yoga nidra, usually in the afternoon. It feels like super napping. I arrange a nest for myself of blankets and pillows, preparing to stay entirely still in a supremely comfortable position. I find a recording on youtube or choose one from the […]

thank you, negative mind

Here’s one of the handiest mental tricks I’ve ever learned. I was taking an Introduction to Kundalini Yoga class. In one session we learned about the 12 bodies. Three of them were mind-bodies. They were the positive mind, the neutral mind and the negative mind. Each of the three could be excess, deficient or in […]

Flexibility

Q: I’ve gotten really inflexible in the past few years. What can I do to become more limber again? A: The first thing I’d look at is making sure that your tissues are warm and moist enough. Are you getting exercise intense enough to warm your body up and get the fluids flowing? Are you […]

healthier than before

Q: Are you healthier than you were before you started all this natural healing stuff? A: My immediate answer was “Yes! I used to have eczema on my hands so bad I had to quit my job at a plant nursery. And I weighed 50 pounds more than I do now.” Both of those things […]

Book Review: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

This book was recommended to me several times by different people in quick succession. I figured I may as well take the advice. It was autumn and I was looking forward to winter. It was part of what appealed to me about moving to Berlin in the first place: long, dark winters that gave me […]

Book Review: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

This book was recommended to me several times by different people in quick succession. I figured I may as well take the advice. It was autumn and I was looking forward to winter. It was part of what appealed to me about moving to Berlin in the first place: long, dark winters that gave me […]