Saturday, October 3, 2015

Meet Insight Timer

Meet Insight Timer! This amazing little app for my Iphone that has helped me to be more consistent with my meditation practice. It's fun to use and helps me to feel more connected to the meditation community. Even though it has only been a short time I think it's helping.

The icon on my phone is a pretty little brass bowl. It invites you to mediate just by looking at it. When you press the icon the screen below appears. It allows you to choose a meditation and it tells you how many people are meditating with you using this app at that very moment. A world map shows you where they are. It's really very cool.

The next screen helps you to choose and start your meditation.

One of the things I like the best about this app is that it counts for you. Just enter the length of the meditation you want to do (remember that even 2 to 3 minutes is beneficial), press start and the app minds the time for you. See screen below

Another bell sound tells you that your meditation is over. Of course if you choose to continue just keep going. Yay!

I really enjoy using this app for my meditatiosn and I hope you will download it and give it a try. I'm hoping that it will help to be more consistant with my meditation practice. Maybe it will help you too. BTW (by the way) IT'S FREE!!!!!!!!!!.


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Meet My Favorite Paschimottanasanas-Both The Posture and My Cat

So who names her cat Paschimottanasana? I do. In the past I have named most of my pets with a Paul McCartney/Beatles reference. There was Mac the dog whose AKC name was James Paul McCartney Regan, Then there was Jude the Cat. I had Paulie the turtle and Paulie the fish and of course I now have Rigby my beloved Lhasa Apso who is my yogi dog. He enjoys and is a fixture in my H'Om studio Yoga classes.

Meet Paschimottanasana! She is a beautiful cat but she sure is independent. I guess you need to be with a name like that. LOL I decided to veer away from the Beatles theme and named her after my very favorite yoga posture. Paschimottanasana is a full seated forward bend. I have always been able to find my peace in this posture.

Like other forward bends, Paschimottanasana provides many physical benefits such as the stretching of the lower spine, pelvis and hamstring muscles. In addition it helps to stretch the lower back, kidneys and adrenal glands. This makes Paschimottanasana a full body stretch of the back body and compression of the front body. I have found that it has a profound calming effect on my mind when I do this posture. This is the reason I love it so much

I sit with my spine straight and legs out in front of me. I flex my feet with my toes pointing towards the sky. I like to roll to one side to remove the flesh under my seating bones and then roll to the other side and do the same. I like to feel my seating bones on the ground beneath me.I reach my arms straight up by my ears and lift though the spine on an inhalation. On an exhalation I hinge at the hips reaching towards my toes. I allow my hands to touch the ground or on my legs in a place where I can bend my elbows. This allows some space between my shoulders and my ears. I hold this posture for 5-10 breaths and even more if I am feeling like it. Please feel free to bend you knees if you have tight hamstring muscles should you decide to give this posture a try. 

So meet my two favorite Paschimottanasanas. The Posture and my cat! Much love!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Leaving On A Jet Plane

I am so looking forward to visiting Kerry on Thursday. I miss her so much and this is going to be the first time I've been to Kansas to see her since she moved there. We will be spending a little time there and then we are taking off to what Kerry calls "the promised land". That would be Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. I love our road trips and I can't wait to hike and spend time with my awesome daughter. I'm sure we will be taking lots of pictures and I will post some when I get back. Until then......Namaste!!! 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Passive Aggressive Hippie

LOL I totally love this. You want a peace of me? If so join me for a gentle yoga class. You may not get a piece of me but you may find some peace. Much love from your yoga teacher hippie. 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Yoga Can Cure a Lot Of What Ails The 50-year-old Body

I don't know about you but I'm not in my 20's anymore. I'm not even in my 40's anymore. As we go down the road of life we are all are going in the same direction. We are all getting older. As we age into our 50's, 60's and more we need to be careful about the type of exercise we choose for our wellness plans. Our mind may feel like we are 3o years old but our bodies? Not so much. As the article below shows us yoga can be the answer to some of the stresses of aging such as arthritis, stiffness of the joints and osteoporosis and this is not even mentioning the mental benefits which are many. Click on the link below, read this amazing piece and then call me. :)

Yoga can cure a lot of what ails the 50-year-old body - The Anniston Star: Life & Arts

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Posting My Scheudle

I know that sometimes people might not see the schedule that is posted on the other page so I will post it here.

MONDAY- Gentle yoga 7:30 AM Juliana's Art of Yoga.
                    Gentle yoga 6:30 PM H'Om Studio (This is the studio I have in my home)

TUESDAY-Gentle yoga 11:00 AM Yoga Source

WEDNESDAY-Gentle flow 7:30 AM Juliana's Art of Yoga
                            Hatha yoga 10:00 AM H'Om Studio

FRIDAY-Hatha yoga 10:00 AM H'Om Studio

SUNDAY-Gentle Yoga 9:00 AM H'Om Studio

I teach private sessions for students that are either beginners, injured or want hands on assistance in most postures. The hands on adjustments allow the student to go deeper into the poses or help to modify postures specific to the student. 

If you have any questions or would like further information about my H'Om studio contact me via email, cell phone or text.

Much love!