Start Here!

Welcome! Give yourself a congratulatory tap on the shoulder for choosing to read this post.

By choosing to read this you are manifesting a desire to improve your well being and that, in itself, is crossing the threshold to a rewarding path. Hopefully you will also take this first step.

In one sitting you will learn some very simple techniques and discover how to inject them into your daily life. It’s so easy! Well, let’s get on with it!

  1. Your eyes open in the morning, you stretch and sit up. This is where you begin! Think of something to be grateful for. Let that be your first thought. By remembering to do this you will also be applying mindfulness, another beneficial behavior. So far, so good!
  2. Ten minutes of the time it takes you to prepare for your day must be freed up for your practice. You may have to get out of bed ten minutes earlier but it will be so worth it in the long run! Doing this practice in the morning is the most beneficial because the effects will positively impact your day. Ideally, you will find another ten minutes in the evenings for a practice also..
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These ten minutes will include:

  • Breathing exercises for five minutes.
  • Relaxing the mind for five minutes.

Your Daily Breathing Exercise

It is a well documented fact that the way we breathe impacts our overall health as much as nutrition. Our cells can only function properly if adequately oxygenated. Our nervous system can be regulated through the breath. It is the number one method for stress and anxiety reduction.

Never breathe through your mouth! That is your emergency back up breathing body part only. It is best used for eating and kissing!

There are many specific techniques which can be investigated. All are worthy!

Here are a couple of good links:

I am going to teach you a relaxing breathing technique first.


-Sit on a chair with a straight spine, legs uncrossed or on the floor with a cushion just under the bottom of the spine, legs crossed or folded beneath you.

-Rest your hands on your lap, arms loose, shoulders relaxed, face relaxed.

-Close your eyes.

-A note on breathing deeply. This does not mean taking in whopping great amounts of air but rather bringing the air DEEP into the lungs. We can do this better by placing a hand on the abdomen and pushing the abdomen out with an inhale. That is what happens when the diaphragm expands.

Ready? Let’s do this for 10 rounds.

-Inhale for a count of 4 

-Hold for a count of 7

-Exhale for a count of 8.

Find your pace at the edge of your comfort zone! Don’t strain or gasp.

-Now just breathe normally for 30 seconds and then do another round of 10 “relaxing breaths”.

Three or four rounds should take you five minutes.

Voila! You’re on the way to better health and well being already! Onward!


Your Daily Mind Relaxing Exercise

Initially, I strongly recommend a short guided meditation. There are many which can be downloaded from the internet. Guided meditations come in many lengths ranging from two minutes to an hour or more so pick one that is approximately five minutes to begin with. Choose a voice that you find soothing and credible and a style which appeals to you.


Get yourself into a comfortable position, either sitting with a straight spine, chin slightly tucked in or lying on your back with hands to the side, palms up and legs slightly spread apart. Press play, relax and let yourself be guided!

Too easy!

  1. Begin infusing your days with mindfulness. Keep your attention focused on the task at hand. Gently gather the wandering mind. Pay attention to your breathing now and then. Pay attention to your posture. Observe the many miracles that surround us every day.

Be kind to people, bearing in mind that everyone is struggling with something we know nothing about and they are all doing the best they can manage. Be kind even if their best doesn’t seem very impressive to us at times!



Yoga is the Answer


  • Because failure is impossible.
  • Because success is inevitable.


  • Through understanding.
  • With proper understanding adequate discipline will naturally ensue.


  • Practice everywhere.
  • Results will manifest in the heart, mind and body.


  • Always.


  • The best version of you; the “sublime” self.


  • A path.

Begin the Journey

If you have stumbled across this page today it is because you are seeking either healing or enrichment for your life, as am I. I am not accomplished; I am merely on the path. I am confident that I see the way, though and that is why I can perhaps point you in the correct direction and introduce you to the basic tools. Each individual, once upon the path, will advance at different speeds and from different perspectives we can offer each other a boost and that is the fiber of life.

Once you decide that you wish to improve your well-being you can easily slide right on to the path which leads you towards improved health and happiness because making that choice is the first major hurdle.

It is natural to stray from the path from time to time, the important factor here being attitude; honesty with oneself is of the utmost importance. It is essential in this practice. You will easily distinguish between improper justifying of your actions and simple wrong behavior. Accept bad behavior but do not justify it; acknowledge it and lavish love and forgiveness upon yourself. Laugh at your stupidity and move forward.

There are no sacrifices or compromises to make if you are truly ready; this evolution is a process and has no time qualifications.

No rigidity is involved in this process. Awareness is the key factor and beyond awareness comes action, discipline and exponentially, noticeable progress.

Why We are Here

We are here because we know that engaging in yoga practices can certainly not harm us while inevitably bringing increased peace of mind and well- being into our lives.

Once we accept that these practices will certainly enhance every aspect of our lives there comes a natural pleasure to applying the necessary discipline and maintaining it.

Yoga is a way of life. Every action in your life will become infused with yoga including your perception of all people, animals, objects and situations.

We are perfect beings, at our core. We are inhibited by information we have received throughout our lives; social conditioning. Some behaviors have been so deeply instilled in us as “correct” or the only “acceptable way” that we are unable to realize that they cause us anxiety. Modern society increasingly uses fear based persuasion for marketing purposes and we accept, support and even cultivate its claims. Stress is rampant in our culture and it makes us sick. We are slowly losing our connection with our sublime selves. This can be reversed through yoga.

The progress we make through yoga practices is comparable to developing wrinkles, grey hairs or the like; it does not happen over night but will be noticeable in retrospect. Everyone will start from a different point, many variables come into play and each path is unique. It is impossible to compare individual progress with any other person’s and furthermore, it is not relevant. Occasionally, there may even be backward progress but that is part of the journey and it will not last.

On the Path

Meditation is proven to increase well-being and peacefulness. It also improves brain and bodily functions. There are levels of meditation which can be reached with practice but every level bears rewards. Yoga asana (physical yoga poses) are designed as a means to achieve the ability, through strength, stamina and peacefulness, to sit comfortably in stillness for extended periods of time.

Pranayama, yogic breathing techniques are a fundamental and essential component of a yoga practice.

Asana, yogic postures, is another component of a yoga practice which is commonly used in the West as an exercise for fitness. While asana will, indeed, improve fitness, a yoga practice is incomplete if we exclude the other essential components.

A well rounded, beginner’s yoga practice must also include familiarity with basic yoga philosophy. It is not necessary to make sacrifices to adopt a yogic attitude. Once a basic understanding of this attitude is assimilated, the life enriching behavior will automatically ensue. Not overnight though!

There are many more components but for now we will focus on meditation, pranayama and asana.

Little by little, I intend to post valuable instruction, images, videos and text here for you to explore and enjoy. It benefits all of us to help each other however we can so…

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