That Six-Letter Word

Fact: Women in the U.S. have a 1 in 8 (or about 12%) lifetime risk of getting breast cancer. This means that for every 8 women in the U.S. who live to be age 85, 1 will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Early detection is the first step in prevention and treatment. AndContinue reading “That Six-Letter Word”

Remember to exhale

It’s only been a few weeks since my bout with bronchitis but I can feel my body wasting away. I find the energy for an open flow yoga class. The studio is around the corner from the treehouse. In recent months, the owners have expanded the footprint to include another studio space. The entrance isContinue reading “Remember to exhale”

Piano treasures of hope

The grand piano, a refurbished Steinway original outfitted with a brushed bronze soundboard, lies in wait for the pianist’s touch on its ivory keys. Pianoforte, the variation of sound from quiet to loud, is set in motion almost instantaneously as steel strings tautly attached to felt-covered hammers feel the vibration. One could imagine the soundContinue reading “Piano treasures of hope”

Personal energy

a few years ago kundalini became part of my yoga practice. Dages Keats led us through a series of meditations and kriyas. Together with the kundalini breath, mantras, mudras, bandhs and asanas, one strives to unwind their inner connection toward Higher consciousness. Unlike traditional forms of yoga, this branch focuses on the liquid energy flowingContinue reading “Personal energy”