Gong is used in many different ways, to celebrate, to warn, to signal, to acknowledge, to show respect, to meditate and for many other reasons. The meaning and use of the Gong in each of these situations is as different and individual as keys and locks. The intention behind the use of the Gong will dictate how the Gong is played. When the intention is joyful such as a wedding, the Gong Master will invite a joyful intention into each stroke of the mallet. If the intention is somber then the Gong… Read More
Fear is a ferocious beast. If left unchecked, it can sabotage our best efforts towards greater health and prevent us from ever getting very far on the fitness journey. Feeling self-conscious, vulnerable, and anxious is common. Such feelings can also be a barrier when it comes to stepping into a weight room, getting our groove on in a Zumba class, or scaling a 6-foot wall in a mud-bedazzled obstacle course. We all worry about what other people think. No one likes to be judged. If you feel paralyzed (or even just slowed… Read More
It is exciting to begin something new. Think about any new romantic relationship: the butterflies every time you get together, long hours on the phone, and exploring areas in your life that on any ordinary day you would run. Because of this new relationship, you don’t pay too much attention to the fear that lies beneath. This dance happens over and over in our life time. Your yoga practice is one of them.
As a Health Professional and Nutritional Educator, I hear this all the time “Healthy Eating is Expensive.” I have to disagree. Ever since changing my lifestyle and cutting out processed food and decreasing the amount of dining out, our food budget has gone DOWN. The so called “cheap” food that is found in the middle aisles of the store is what is burning a hole in the pocket book of American families. When you look at the actual ingredients of what you are getting (toxic), the cost of the bright and colorful… Read More