Anodea Judith helping change people lives!

Push in the Right Direction

KJ testimonialIn the last year and a half studying with Anodea Judith I have been putting a variety of the tools into motion working with my clients.  I have found that all of her classes provide beautiful ways of getting to the CORE of the problem that keeps us stuck in a place and we need assistance to dig out.  However how many of you feel like you are alone and can’t get a foot to move forward to take you out of that hole that you have dug even deeper just reading this!

Well great news — the choice is yours to dig out of the hole and ask for help!   

Eastern Body, Western Mind

Feel your Charge and Discharge!

Anodea JudithWhhhatttt do you mean I hold a CHARGE of energy when someone cuts me off in the grocery store and my dagger eyes don’t show a discharge?   Or when my spouse just really digs into me about spending money on something and my anger gets stored into my body???

Whhhhaaatttttt are you talking about!   Amy you are freakin’ crazy! (yep and I own my craziness!)

How can I support you? observation

YogaAmy here asking “how can I support you?”  

support one anotherToday I was in a workshop about Intuition and I have to say the most wonderful question that kept showing up in the workbook – who do you have in your life that supports you?

I think for so many people there is this sense of independence, that we don’t need support (both men and women).   But the truth is whether you are married, single or in a relationship we all need support. However, do you ever ask for support?

Emotional breakdowns

Being Vulnerable During Your Practice

emotional breakdownsAs I am watching this season of Dancing with the Stars, it is at the point in the competition where everyone is having emotional breakdowns.  I see how the professional dancers deal with the “actors” in these emotional breakdowns.  So much starts going through the mind when you experience a challenge and instead of opening up to the emotional flood immediately we are trained to stuff it all down and deal with it later and not be vulnerable.

Are you a heart to heart hugger? observation by YogaAmy

heart to heart hugRecently I met this wonderful Canadian Italian friend who does the kiss kiss to each check, but when he hugs – it is left cheek to left cheek – heart to heart.

YogaAmy says … Ponder that for a moment!

Hugging someone with their heart to yours.  How vulnerable that may feel if you are not use to it.

YogaAmy Easy Yoga Backbends then & now

YogaAmy says … you gots to LOVE moving the spine in reverse – STOP – backbend time!

Amy CobraUp-dog (Circa 2002) just hands and feet on the floor and lifting action from waist to crown of the head.   If you dump into your low back you will not be a happy camper!

YogaAmy Throwback Thursday – William Woods University

TBT WWC amy feeding ducks age 4My mother grew up a few blocks away from William Woods College (now William Woods University) and my grandfather use to take me there to feed the ducks at the pond they had on site and the beautiful bridge that took you across to the other side.  

Throwback Thursday – Adventureland

TBT Disneyland 1990One of the best vacations my mom, dad and I took was last minute trip to Disney World – it was parent – teacher conference weekend in early November and we decided at the last minute to try it out.  LOVED that my dad was a commercial pilot – those last minute trips were the best!

So off we went and didn’t have to wait in lines, or deal with the masses of people!

Mom and I have always said “it is still Adventureland”!

Our last minute trips are always the best!

After my parents separated, my mom, grandma and I spent our first Christmas together in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  We took a strand of Chili Pepper lights and strung them around the lamp in the hotel room and that was our Christmas tree.

What kind of impromptu “Adventureland” have you created for yourself and your family?

I dated a man once who said when he got into the car and his boys sat in the back they took turns calling out – Right, Left, Straight.   I have not done this one yet but plan on it!

May you experience many adventures in your lifetime and I look forward to hearing all about them!

The most fun location I have been to … (is where – comment below)

Throwback Thursday – She is all LEGS

TBT  age 12I have always been all legs and this TBT photo proves that!  I think I was around 11 or 12 in this photo and sure does bring back memories.   We had just moved into this neighborhood and starting either 5th or 6th grade.  I met some amazing friends from that neighborhood and it has been fun to catch up with them through Facebook.  It is amazing how in school we may not have been friends but as adults we have quite a bit of similarities.  

Fun times growing up!

Reconnecting has been even better!

Be True to Yourself – guest blogger Donna

To Your Own Self Be True-Stress Busting

Donna Harmony Jones

Knowing yourself and being true to yourself is key in the search for achieving your highest potential in health and well-being, in every dimension as a human being, and managing stress. This is especially crucial as we go through this life of human ‘doing’.

I am one of those folks who believe that stress really is at the root of 99 % of all illness, injury and disease.

If you asked me to give you JUST ONE stress busting tip, I would have to say, first and foremost…

                                                            Know what YOUR stressors are