Mindful Movement

Yoga, exercise, mind-body well-being.

Why Kids Need Yoga

Why Kids Need Yoga

Kids are people too!  Read the great article by contributing writer and yoga teacher Karen Fabian.  Get in touch with Karen at bare bones yoga for more information on helping your child manage stress with yoga: I just got done teaching a kid’s yoga class and I am so inspired,…

Quick Holiday Yoga

Quick Holiday Yoga

Check out this nine-minute mindful yoga routine that you can practice every day during the holiday season.  It will keep your heart open, your mind flexible and will help you face whatever holiday surprises you encounter in a thoughtful way.  Thanks to Karen Fabian from bare bones yoga for creating this…

Mindfulness can Enhance Athletic Performance

Mindfulness can Enhance Athletic Performance

Athletes not only have to train their bodies, but also their brains to achieve peek performance.  Professional athletes are always looking for ways to create a state of “mind over muscle” in competition.  Recent studies have shown that mindfulness practices can help athletes improve their sports performance by increasing focus…

Interoception: the potential of embodied mindfulness

Interoception: the potential of embodied mindfulness

By Contributing writer and trauma recover expert, Dave Emerson At the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, we have been using modified yoga as an adjunctive treatment for complex trauma since 2003. Complex trauma is a clinical phenomenon that describes what happens when people live in chronically abusive and/or neglectful environments…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 37 ~ Integrating ways of being

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 37 ~ Integrating ways of being

  Consider the different ways we can experience life – different aspects of our being that help us function…. until they don’t.  We can be cerebral and goal oriented, for instance, or we can be predominantly kinesthetic, placing the emphasis on our body and the five senses. There are other ways…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 34 ~ Let go the habits that are holding you back

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 34 ~ Let go the habits that are holding you back

We all have them, habits that get in our way of reaching our full potential.  At it’s heart, mindfulness is about changing habits  –  habits of the mind that feed into unskillful action. In our mindfulness practice we work with unproductive, habitual thoughts – for this is the start of any…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 32 ~  Stay in the flow

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 32 ~ Stay in the flow

Boston Yoga teacher and health expert Karen Fabian talks about staying open to possibilities… As a yoga teacher, I’m in the business of helping people “let go.” But what does that mean, really? If we look at it literally, you can “let go” of something you’re holding onto or let…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 19 ~ A little bit of yoga, a big letting go

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 19 ~ A little bit of yoga, a big letting go

Welcome to day two of our letting go weekend retreat.  I hope you allowed yourself to let go of your regular weekend routine yesterday, even just a little, and took some time to use Karen’s letting go yoga suggestions.  If you missed yesterday, no problem!  It’s not too late to…

40 Days of Letting Go:  Day 18 ~ A weekend of letting go yoga

40 Days of Letting Go: Day 18 ~ A weekend of letting go yoga

If you have been joining us on the 40 Days of Letting Go journey you have probably noticed that “letting go” happens on many levels, including mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical.  The letting go process may bring up a lot of buried emotions, and take a lot mental energy as we work…