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: Sometimes the reminders we need are in plain sight—slow down! These signs were perfect—I did see beautiful children, sweet dogs, and one grumpy man whom I was able to connect with and eked out a smile😉😁 For what do you need to slow down today?🤔 ... See MoreSee Less
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And stretch your chest and shoulder (pecs and deltoids) and feel relief!😊🦾💪🏻😁 ... See MoreSee Less
Increase your Range of Motion and Flexibility with the use of coming house hold props! 😁👍🙌 ... See MoreSee Less
Happy to see “ YOU’RE BACK”!!! Maybe one of these days we can share a cup of joe or a glass of wine!!! The latter sounds better😉 Cheers!!
Congratulations! And modifications are the best!😁
Amazing, Roberta! Love that “can do” attitude!
Wow! Amazing! So exciting!!!
￼ So awesome to see that arm moving and healing!￼💜
You go girl..💪💪
Yoga Off the Mat: lately I’ve been using the affirmation “I am healing exactly as I should.” Truth be told, I’ve been scared s&$@less about this whole process and praying that my bone will stay vital so I don’t have to have another surgery. In preparation for my 5 week post-op appointment today, I set the intention “I trust and accept what is with Grace, Strength and Stability.” Aaaaand… good news! After 7 weeks, I can begin to use my dominant arm again! When I got home after my appointment, I had tears again, but this time they were tears of joy and relief! BIG exhale🌬️ … I feel like I can begin to live my life again🙌 THANK YOU, thank you, thank you for all the prayers, gestures, good vibes and well wishes🙏🏻 If you’re ever in doubt, you really do make a difference🥰😌 ... See MoreSee Less
So proud of you
Ohhh, Roberta! So happy you got good news today! You’ve dealt with this latest setback with brave determination! You are amazing! Praying for continued healing.
Awe Roberta, that’s amazing news and I’m so happy to hear you are healing well!❤️🩹. I can totally relate, the healing progress can be slow and doubtful. You have the right attitude, you’ll be doing what you love really soon.😊
Oh sweetie, I could not be happier for you. You handled this with grace and strength. No surprise her. XOXO
What amazing news for our Zen Warrior !!! We’re sooooooooo happy for you !!! 😘❤️👍🏻
I’m so glad to hear this! Good for you!!!
Happy to hear! ❤️❤️❤️
Yay, great news!!!!! 💜
So that’s the amazing and such wonderful news💗 prayers for continued healing
So happy for your wonderful news!
That's such great news!! So happy you are doing well!! 💜💜
Plus, that’s some pretty serious hardware! So happy for you 😊❤️
That is great news
Love the good news!!! Here’s to continued healing!!
Here's to bionic parts! Congratulations!💃
Very happy to hear the good news, Roberta!!💕
Great news, be kind to yourself. Slow and steady❤️
Chair Yoga ... See MoreSee Less
Combine Breath, Mindfulness and Yoga with an exploration I’d the senses in Tree Pose (Vrksasana)🌲 ... See MoreSee Less
Wow! That's awesome! Great balance! Today in my yoga class on breathing and balancing. I’m not good at all! Ugh But I’ll keep trying.
You are such an inspiration!❤️
I tried it with you and I’m surprised I had balance on one leg.
Thank you!! You make it look so graceful!!!
Yoga Off the Mat: In my work as a dentist, I am trained to look for what is wrong: tooth decay, gum and bone disease, cancer, etc. For those who aren’t familiar, this is an X-ray of an abscessed/cracked tooth. Evolutionarily, there were advantages to looking for danger, poison, predators and anything out of the ordinary. AND, in our lives today, it’s also important to look for what is right, what is working, what is healthy and whole😌. Whenever life seems discouraging (and I can relate lately!), take a moment to recognize the good, what you can do, and the positive👍😁 ... See MoreSee Less
Notice what you CAN do! Try these core strengthening options and lmk how it goes👍😁🥰 ... See MoreSee Less
Here’s one….I value meditation! Can you join the two?? Yoga while meditating???
Yoga Off the Mat: I’m able to remove my sling at home now, but I still wear it when I’m taking a walk (this “low impact” activity can actually be very “bouncy”!) and to protect myself when I’m in public. When I went to the grocery the other day (yes, it is safe and legal to drive with the use of one arm as long as you and your doctor feel that you’re capable), a cashier noticed me in the checkout line and opened up a new lane for me. 😇 He then proceeded to help me unload my cart. While he was ringing me up and bagging, he shared that he had had a hand injury and surgeries which forced him to use his left hand for months. What’s my point? 1) He SAW me, related to me, and offered to help without being asked. He was aware of others and used this awareness to go above and beyond to make a difference.
2) He wanted to share his story. He wanted to be SEEN and HEARD. People crave connection, and it’s become more blatantly obvious to me lately. From my preop nurses who wanted to share about their child’s ski accident or their child’s educational/career path, to my Uber driver who was in search of a mosque so he could pray before sunset after he finished my ride, people NEED to be seen, listened to and acknowledged. Each of these people opened up to me because they felt safe and received. I was happy to listen, affirm and reflect, or sometimes just listen. I stayed curious and learned from them. It doesn’t cost anything and can happen while standing on a grocery line…
How can you see someone differently today???🤔👀👂🥰😁👍 ... See MoreSee Less
MyYogaJoy Monday brings you a little heel-toe stretch and strengthening👍🦶🏼😁 ... See MoreSee Less
Love this!❤️ BTW nice legs!!
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
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.