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Vacation Brain and Yoga Nidra | Friday Flow 29

Adios Sign

Officially, I have another week or so until my scheduled vacation time. But I am completely over being here and want to take off now. The days closest to a vacation are always a little interesting. But summer is especially challenging. The temperatures around Phoenix have started to skyrocket and that means being housebound during the day. I think I am going a little stir crazy. I make excuses…

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Art, On My Mind

Building a Creative Brain

Non-Creative Desktop

A Non-Creative Approach to Art I never considered myself a creative person. I admire those people who have a real flair for aesthetics and art. That simply isn’t me. My approach to art is much more methodical. I want to be better. So I section off chunks of time to research, to test, to fail (in private), then succeed (maybe in public). It is what has worked for…

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Childsplay in an Adult World |Friday Flow 28

Man Lifting Child on Horse

«skip the chitchat and jump to the flow» Looking thru some old photos of myself as a child and woo-boy was I skinny! And yet, I ate all the time. My own children are the same. I could chalk it up to the mystical nature of childhood metabolism. But it is not a complete mystery. I do notice how little I move in comparison to the littles. While…

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Friday Flow 27: Plank and Stretch

Are you tired of core workouts yet? Don’t give up. Yes, it can be a bit redundant. But a strong core is critical to your posture and overall fitness. Plus, it is an area most people could benefit from improving. Poor core strength is a common side effect of our modern day sedentary life. Up until now, I’ve avoided one obvious core exercise: the plank. Why? Because planks bore…

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Friday Flow 26: Positive Energy

Radiate Positive Energy

This week has been a good reminder to practice a little mental health maintenance. We can all benefit from extra positive energy in our lives. There are many different techniques that can promote positive energy, but today I’d like to highlight just three. These are the strategies that integrate best into my regular yoga practice. 3 Simple Strategies to Maintain Positive Energy Move Your Body Exercise is one of the…

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Friday Flow 25: Stand Tall and Flex

The kids have been home for over a week now. Just one week and the house is showing their presence. Maybe that is what has inspired today’s theme. My dirty, filthy, floors. Dirty floors that I am trying to avoid. No amount of sweeping can combat active child play. I sweep. They destroy. But I still want to practice. It’s a problem that may not be unique to my…

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