June 15, 2021
Breathing with a Red Light

See your lungs as a pair of pitchers. Inhale bottom, middle to top. Exhale as pouring from the pitcher into a glass from top, middle to bottom. I have a dear student has begun the process of stopping smoking. It reminded me of the post so I thought for her I'd run it again. Driving […]

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February 14, 2020
Yoga and Heart Health 

Whenever you search “yoga for heart health,” over 300 million results pop up. Seems everyone agrees that yoga is good for your heart. Surgeons, medical doctors, and many cardiac hospitals all agree with people like me — simple yoga teachers who are not medically trained — that yoga improves your heart.   In fact, it […]

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January 29, 2016
When lacing up isn’t an answer

I got some blog advice today from a health newsletter that suggests when you get feeling anxious, instead of eating, you should “lace up your sneakers” and walk it off. While adding aerobic activity is often a good idea, what if taking a walk just isn’t possible at the moment anxiety strikes? Lacing up your […]

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June 2, 2015
Livestream now gives us a way to meet!

Abby Unplugged! Live Stream Event June 3 at 6p (Central) After selling DVDs over the past decade I’ve only been able to meet a small number of you in person — but now with technology advancing in leaps and bounds Wednesday night I’ll be able to chat with you live! I started sharing my work […]

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June 1, 2015
“Mad Men” finale and the sound of Om.

[Mad Men Spoiler Alert] Sunday night with legs crossed and a serene expression over his face Jon Hamm on Mad Men wrapped up our final vision of Don Drapper. His final word “Om.” On this last episode about the advertising world that began in the 1960’s, creator Matthew Weiner sent us to a Coke commercial […]

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May 13, 2015
Yoga for sleep

Today I got my daily email from Yoga Journal. It's a great resource and reminder about what's going on with yoga. The topic was yoga for sleep, something that I struggle with. I have tinnitus, constant ringing in the ears, which gets even louder when I'm tired, making going to sleep difficult. I use a […]

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March 7, 2011
39 Years of Yoga

39 years ago today I became a mother for the first time. It also marks the beginning of my yoga practice. In 1972 I had never even heard of yoga, but there it was, offered as a part of the YMCA's Mother's Day Out program in Charleston, WVA. I instantly fell in love with yoga. […]

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October 25, 2010
Expect the Unexpected

Before we left Austin for our Second Honeymoon trip to California we made plans. Not only where we were staying, but also where we were eating. Breakfast at MaMa’s — a café that was on everyone’s top 5 list. Fancy dinner at the Grand View Hyatt — boasting to be the last sky-view restaurant in […]

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September 28, 2010
Everyone Can Dance

I fell in love with this video immediately, although I must admit, I have no idea what’s being sung about! The important thing for me is that the left foot never moves — why you may ask, is this important? Well, if you can’t stand and dance with this Cat, the anchored left foot is […]

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September 8, 2010
Bodies Like Rings on a Tree

A woman in Dallas shared with me how her weight gain just seemed to "happen." Towards the end of her email she wrote: I think there is a very real possibility that I might break down crying if I become more in touch with it.  So.  I'll be needing a yoga mat and some Kleenex... […]

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August 7, 2008
Red Lights

I have a dear student who has begun the process of stopping smoking. It reminded me of the post so I thought for her I'd run it again. Driving to class last night, I found myself at a long red light. A quick glance to my left, and I noticed that the other driver was […]

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