by Gail Allen
I don’t know anybody who likes ants... let’s face it: they can quickly ruin a good picnic. If we see one in the house, it’s immediately time to call the exterminator. If you’ve ever been bitten/stung, your reaction most likely is to squash them all as soon as you see them! And while there’s plenty of essential oils we could talk about to deter the creepy crawly kind, that’s not actually the ones I’m talking about here… I’m talking about is A.N.T.s...Automatic Negative Thoughts.
By Gail Allen
How are you doing with the Self Isolation and Social Distancing? Lately we've been discussing many of the ways I see people – and myself - responding. Most of have never lived through a Global Pandemic Health Crisis before, so our brains are still trying to figure this out. In our Central Nervous System, we have 2 different paths: We can turn on our Parasympathetic Nervous System or our Sympathetic Nervous System. Let's dive into them a bit and see how they relate to our responses to the pandemic.
by Gail Allen
What the heck is a Spiritual Warrior? That’s the name of the 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training that Danielle and I are currently completing. For many people, that name conjures thoughts of religious crusades, triggers memories of self-righteous hypocrites, and perhaps just leaves a rather bad taste in their mouth. Spiritual “warrior” denotes some sort of aggression, right? When we think of warriors, someone who fights is often the thought. But historically, warriors were revered, not just for their fighting abilities, but for their dedication, self-control, and discipline.
by Danielle Schwartz
Mudra is a Sanskrit word that translates as gesture or seal. A mudra is a combination of subtle physical movements that alter mood, attitude, and perception which in turn deepen awareness and concentration. Mudras can also have a profound effect on our physical bodies and their healing powers. There are 5 types of mudras: hand, head, postural, lock, and perineal. In our free online course we teach 4 different hand mudras to you.
by Gail Allen
Today is one of, if not, my *most* favorite church holidays of the year. Why? You might ask. It’s just some random Thursday, right? Well, actually...no. As you might guess from the word itself, holidays typically refer to a special day within a certain religious tradition (Holy Days).
Gail Allen and Danielle Schwartz are both 500-RYT yoga professionals trained in Hatha and Kundalini Yoga. They specialize in Chakra Healing, Curvy Yoga, 8 Limbs of Recovery (yoga for recovering addicts), Reiki Healing, Aromatherapy, and other modalities of healing.