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What is Restorative Yoga?

Restorative yoga is my favourite paradox. It’s easy, by which I mean of all the diverse expressions of practices we label as “yoga,” restorative requires the least physical effort & accommodates the body with as much support as possible. Our focus is not even on stretching, but on “opening” the body by releasing tension into spacious comfort. And yet, I have witnessed many individuals who move with ease through vinyasa flow, but really struggle to access that same state of being in relaxation. By entering directly into a state of ease, our dis-ease & tensions come to light. As we soften, we might discover the harder edges we didn’t anticipate meeting. As we grow more spacious, we might notic

They're Not Rocks, They're Crystals...

When I first picked up Brazilian Fuchsite, known as the healer's stone, my friend asked "Are you going to buy that crystal?" Me ~ "I don't know how I ever lived without it" My crystal obsession kicked off three years ago. When I packed up my life to move to Scotland, my mom asked seriously how many rocks I needed to fly over the Atlantic? I felt this defensive teenage voice inside me respond "Mommm they're not rocks, they're crystals!" People also ask, like what do you do with them? How do they work? The short answer. You hold them. And they feel good. That was how I first connected with smoky quartz. I was threading mala beads & more than any other stone it made me feel grounded &

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