Beat the Black Friday Blues

A meaningful approach to gift giving…another practice for you to try   by Michael Lee – Founder of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Thanksgiving is over and our in-boxes are bombarded with Black Friday opportunities that are, OH, so hard to resist. Bargains abound. But something about it just doesn’t sit quite right. My wife and I want to get all the gifts we need for the upcoming holiday season and its tempting to take advantage of bargains while they last. Know the feeling? Black Friday originally began as a day to celebrate the... Read The Rest →

Practicing Authenticity – Embracing Who We Are

Researcher and Author, Brené Brown says,  Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. Two words in this definition stand out for me – “practice” and “embracing”. First up, authenticity is a “practice” it’s not just an attitude or belief – it has to be something we actually do, and to make it stick, we probably need to do it daily for at least 30 days to begin with.  This will create a habit. Also we need... Read The Rest →

The Power of Embodied Presence and Mindfulness in Yoga Therapy

Embodied Presence – Have you noticed how simply taking a deep breath can often change how you feel? Taking a deep breath is an easy way to re-inhabit your body after your mind and feelings have been racing around and not coming home to you.  Among other things, that deep breath, brings focused awareness back to your physical experience in the moment.   It brings you home to yourself for a few moments, and when you land, things sometimes don’t seem as bad as they did.  This describes a very simple... Read The Rest →

Embodied Mindfulness – Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

in collaboration with Dr. Robin Armstrong, DC, RYT Many of us were drawn to the yoga mat by the many health benefits of the practice: stress relief, freedom of movement, a calm mind, and a healthy body, to name a few. Western science has begun to study the use of yoga as a therapy and has found it to benefit many conditions ranging from depression and anxiety, to cancer care support, chronic low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, multiple sclerosis support, and more. The popularity of yoga is continuing to... Read The Rest →

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