Spleen 4, when used in conjunction with pericardium 6, is my go-to balm for frazzled nerves, for those mind-racing insomniac nights. I love using these two acupressure points in a side-lying position in bed. Within moments, I feel a calm float over me, and then I drift off into z-land.
Not yet butterfly, no longer caterpillar, the cocoon represents an interim stage where initiates undergo a period of soul-searching and leave-taking in order to befriend the mysteries of nature and the human psyche. Those who enter into a symbolic relationship with the cocoon are on a wanderer’s journey to transform current identity
a 30 minute yin yoga practice complete with sounds of the jungle in the background
The gallbladder channel runs along the side body and in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) the gallbladder (which is a yang organ) is paired with its yin partner, the liver. Together, these influence […]
I love the word luddite, Alex uses it all the time. And the other day, I was so happy to be labeled one by a social media wizard. Am I the only […]
There is magic afoot. In just over two short months, another 200-hour yoga teacher training will begin at Pavones Yoga Center. This July, a very special group of yoga teachers will […]
Ritual and ceremony are a part of every Pavones Yoga Center yoga teacher training. January 2015 was an especially powerful one.
Trianga Mukha Eka Pada Paschimottanasana It’s a mouthful. The pose, like the name can feel clunky and imbalanced. But awaken subtle muscle pairs
This short video reviews techniques and cues that yoga teachers can include in classes to maintain knee congruency through muscular engagement.
My surfer friends love this sequence. It’s one that I developed in dealing with the scar tissue that resulted after dislocating my shoulder. The technique is called facilitated stretching, stretch-counter-stretch, […]