Author Archives: Laurie Buchanan, PhD

Half Tortoise Pose: Namaste Thursday [YOGA]

Half Tortoise Pose: Namaste Thursday [YOGA]

“Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements.”  – Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style As with any type of exercise, it’s important to hydrate prior to starting a yoga session, and it’s vital to work within our own range of limits and abilities. The half-tortoise pose is a relaxing posture that gifts the ... Read More »

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    Restorative Yoga: Staff Pose

    Restorative Yoga: Staff Pose

    “A mind free from all disturbances is Yoga “ Patanjali Restorative yoga is a passive style of yoga where each pose  (asana) is supported by props—bolsters, straps, blankets, blocks, chair, or wall. The support enables the practitioner to comfortably sink into a pose and hold it for  5 to 10 minutes, allowing them to let go, be present, and completely ... Read More »

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      Restorative Yoga — Legs Up the Wall

      Restorative Yoga — Legs Up the Wall

      “Yoga carves you into a different person – and that is satisfying physically.” Adam Levine Restorative yoga is a passive style of yoga where each pose (asana) is supported by props—bolsters, straps, blankets, or blocks. The support enables the practitioner to comfortably sink into a pose and hold it for between 5 and 10 minutes, allowing them to let go, ... Read More »

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        Restorative Yoga – Supported Child’s Pose

        Restorative Yoga – Supported Child’s Pose

        “The most important purpose of Yoga is to bring about a deep transformation of the individual–an awakening of intelligence that is free of dependencies and romantic beliefs and ready to meet the accelerating challanges of the 21st century.” ~ Ganga White It’s Namaste Thursday! Dr. Laurie Buchanan was happy to stop by and share one of everyone’s favorite restorative yoga poses, ... Read More »

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          Restorative Yoga: Supported Seated Forward Bend

          Restorative Yoga: Supported Seated Forward Bend

          Restorative yoga is a beautiful style of yoga that’s both powerful and gentle. As mentioned in previous articles, restorative yoga is a term for poses done with the full support of bolsters, straps, blankets, or blocks—allowing the practitioner to comfortably sink into a pose that’s held for between 5 and 10 minutes so they can be completely relaxed, absorbed, and ... Read More »

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            Understanding The Rhythms of Life

            Understanding The Rhythms of Life

            “Everything has rhythm. Everything dances.” ~ Maya Angelou   The world is vibration—nothing in nature is at absolute rest. Everything is in a state of movement and in all movement a rhythm is found. As rhythm pervades the universe, so it does the human body. The grace of universal rhythms is expressed in the phases of the moon, the ebb ... Read More »

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