A conscious practice of physical body postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques for integrating body, mind and spirit.
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Yoga Off the Mat: one lesson that continues to bop me over the head is the necessity of slowing down and being present. ￼Today was a day for rest and healing. Dozing with my dogs, I woke to catch a lovely sunset. How often do we miss the simplest pleasures and moments in life because we’re just too busy “doing” things? ￼Sh￼tira is the Āyurvedic quality of being and stillness. Wishing you peace-filled moments and presence☮️😌 ... See MoreSee Less
So true. Thanks for the reminder
MyYogaJoy Monday brings you simple self-soothing (like rocking a baby side to side) and breath work to help you ground, calm, center and focus anytime and anyplace 🤱😌👍 ... See MoreSee Less
I bet I do that sometimes without realizing!
How about sitting and moving heel, toe exercise.
Yoga Off the Mat: this may be waaaaay off the mat, but I had shoulder surgery today to repair an injury. Fortunately, I am still numb, so there is not pain. I am also unable to move or feel my arm or hand, which is really strange. I took the opportunity to support my hand and close my eyes and rest. Then I imagined ￼ that I was holding the hands of so many people who love me: those who are with me, and even my dad who has passed. I imagined holding his frail hand as he was dying. ￼ I envisioned holding my daughter’s small but capable hands, and my sons, large, strong hands. I held my husband’s￼beautiful hand in my mind, and others’. Closing my eyes, and being present, and mindful was truly comforting. I invite you to try it sometime, and if you’re so inclined, leave me a comment about your experience. ￼🥰💛😇 ... See MoreSee Less
I missed some of this! Wishing you incredible peace and healing. Virtual hugs and love to you!
Wishing you a speedy and full recovery.
Yes, you are truly loved. Wishing you a very speedy recovery ❤from your big, little brother and me
Holding hands with our loved ones is such a comforting thought. Wishing the surgery offers you improved physical wellness.
Stay strong Roberta! Keep that meditation flowing, it will keep you going! I have it going and it’s making me strong and positive!
Yikes! Sounds like a bad injury. Sending love and healing vibes your way, Cuz!
Roberta, your positive mindset will have a tremendous impact on your healing. ❤️❤️❤️
Wishing you a full and speedy recovery.
MyYogaJoy Monday: it’s all about what you CAN do! Let’s open our hips together👍🤗🦵🏻 ... See MoreSee Less
Love your positive attitude!💕
Love this! U always manage to make me smile and inspire me!!!❤️
Yoga Off the Mat: Learning to be a Lefty— it’s just not right!😂 ￼ this is my first attempt at peeling a sweet potato, using only my left hand. I have also experienced the frustration of trying to use scissors that are meant for a right handed person with my left hand—not a good￼ result! 🤪 As always, every challenge presents the opportunity to grow. Not being able to use my dominant side for very much has broadened my appreciation not only for the south paws of this world, but also for people who simply think, process or do things a little differently from others. Think learning disabilities, autism, dyslexia and more… One of the many things I love about Āyurveda and Elemental-Wellness is the concept that we are all created Whole and complete, just as we are. There is nothing wrong or broken about doing or processing things another way; it’s just “different”. So try doing things differently (eating with your non dominant hand, opening jars with one hand, hopping on one foot—whatever!) Be creative! And leave a comment on any insights or awareness that come up😁👍 ... See MoreSee Less
Do you have one of those apple peelers, maybe it would work??
I do this occasionally. Brush my teeth with my left. I started ultrasonic scaling with my left side to help with my subluxed right rib.I’m happy you are bringing this to the light before someone HAS to!
Another nice example of appreciation and gratitude for what we take for granted!!!❤️
Great job! That’s why u got me! Lol
MyYogaJoy Monday brings you healthy shoulders and neck (plus spine!) with a link to a prerecorded video in the comments—enjoy!😁👍💪🏻 ... See MoreSee Less
MyYogaJoy Monday brings you happy hips and a strong core to start your day and/or release tension at the end of the day!😁👍😌 ... See MoreSee Less
Oh, how I need to try this today.
Thank you for this. Simple and easy.
This has been my move of late!! Thanks for sharing!!
Yoga Off the Mat: a walk in nature presents reflections on which to reflect. 😌 Even in person it was hard to discern where the scenery stopped and the reflection started. Just like Breath, one ending provides a new beginning. Wishing everyone a Year full of new beginnings🙌 ... See MoreSee Less
You’re always an inspiration Roberta 🙏
Happy new year to you and your family
MyYogaJoy Monday brings you a little energy to kick off 2023 or any moment of the day! 😁💫👍 ... See MoreSee Less
Happy New Year!!
Yoga Off the Mat: our 8 year old “puppy” Naya (that happens to be Sanskrit for renewal/rebirth) is looking rather reflective as we come to the close of 2022 and consider our perspective and attitude as we enter 2023…I remember thinking just three years ago how “2020” would be a year of perfect vision—who imagined what would actually unfold? And yet, hopefully, each one of us has learned and grown because or in spite of all that transpired. Naya and I are wishing you clear vision, renewed hope, and inspiration for continued growth and learning in 2023😌🙌 ... See MoreSee Less
Shanti 🕊 Best wishes to you in the new year!
Happy New Year!
PS Had to correct my spelling! Lol
MyYogaJoy Monday: one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself this holiday season (and every day!) is Present Moment Mindfulness😌🎁 ... See MoreSee Less
Bailey and I were meditating with you.❤️
Yoga Off the Mat: as a Yogi, sometimes I’m ’accused’ of being a little “woowoo”, and yet I believe it’s important to stay aware and notice signs from that which is greater than myself. Yesterday on my drive to my office where I work as a dentist, I noticed the odometer on my daughter’s car (it needs to be driven while she lives in the city and can’t keep a car) flip over to 66,666. Hmmm… interesting, I thought. Later I wrote my last physical check for the year, a gift for the gentleman who so reliably cleans our office for us— and noticed that the check number was 2023! Hmmm…. Interesting, I thought. This morning I searched the meaning of things and concluded that these were signs of good things to come in 2023! Signs that I should be generous and give from my heart, that I should persist in my growth as a speaker, Teacher, writer and more, that I should pursue my passion of sharing Elemental-Wellness with patients, students, family and friends, and basically anyone who is interested!
Remember to pay attention to signs—sometimes the meaning isn’t immediately obvious and may even seem confusing or negative, but there is always an opportunity to learn and grow😌 ... See MoreSee Less
MyYogaJoy Monday brings you peace and grounding over the holidays whether you celebrate Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanza, New Years or none of the above! 😌 ... See MoreSee Less
MyYogaJoy Monday brings a little yin to your Yang—whether you’re overstretched or overdressed—this holiday season! ✡️🎁❄️🎄🤪😌 ... See MoreSee Less
Yoga Off the Mat: I had the pleasure recently of enjoying a meal out with my mother Rita and my best oldest friend’s mother Rita🥰 (I called them two “Senior-Ritas” 😂😂). The waitress brought dessert complete with raspberry sauce Smiley faces 😁 and cocoa hearts🤎. Such a small gesture brought out our smiles and made the food that much more delicious! Remember that it can be the smallest gesture that brings great joy! ... See MoreSee Less
I bet the two Senior-Rita’s had a wonderful evening!
Share The Joy
Creating joyful living through yoga.
The goal of My Yoga Joy is to share the benefits of yoga, bringing healing and personal growth to as wide an audience as possible.
Personal transformation can be experienced by anyone through regular practice! Improved physical health, fitness, emotional and spiritual growth and well-being are just a few of the many benefits to yoga.
Here are a few of the ways I'm sharing the joy of yoga
with the Greater Hartford community!
Currently spreading the joy of yoga at St. Mary's Home in West Hartford where adults with mental illness are enriched through their discovery of self.
Offering the joy of yoga with residents of the Windsor Independent Living Association where adults with intellectual disabilities can expand their possibilities through practicing yoga.
Now enrolling cancer patients and survivors in a free Yoga4Cancer class series at the Bone and Joint institute through Hartford Healthcare at Hartford Hospital.
Contact me to find out if you are eligible for any of the above programs.