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: I don’t live where olive trees grow, but I’ve been privileged to travel places where they do! 🌿🫒Practicing yoga beneath an olive tree reminded me of the phrase “extend the olive branch” as a gesture of forgiveness or kindness. Forgiveness is a gift to yourself even more so than the person you’re forgiving. Releasing attachment to the past, letting go of resentment and anger—these can bring healing and peace in the present moment.😌 If there’s something for which you need to apologize, if there’s someone whom you need to forgive, if you need to come to terms with forgiving yourself, do so today. 😊I promise you’ll wish you did so sooner. ☮️ ... See MoreSee Less
Such beautiful, true words. Thank you for sharing. Cute feet😉
Great photo!!! And beautifully said!
This is absolutely truth. 💜
MyYogaJoy Monday offers a seated variation of Padanghustasana A-B-C to stretch your body and your creativity! ... See MoreSee Less
Yoga Off the Mat: Misuse of senses (Asatmendriyartha samyoga) refers to either under or (more commonly) over stimulation of our sense organs, and is considered to be one of the major causes of disease in the Āyurvedic tradition. Recently while traveling, my flight was delayed. Since it was supposedly a “quiet airport,” I had to wait it out at the gate in order to hear any changes or updates. Unfortunately, there was one person who did not get the ‘quiet’ memo. He talked for over an hour loudly on FaceTime without ear buds so the whole terminal got to listen to him.😣 As someone who is sound-sensitive, this was especially irritating. But Yoga offers self-awareness and Āyurveda offers tools for wellness. I distanced myself as best I could (minimizing the sense of touch), wore my own ear buds and played relaxing music (decreasing harsh sounds—yes, the same music can help relax Dental patients, yoga students and my annoyed self!), closed my eyes (soothing the sense of sight), cleansed with lavender hand wipes (sense of smell) and used a small piece of mint gum for cool freshness (and sense of taste). I’m happy to report that even this little bit of self care at the airport made a huge difference! What are some of your favorite ways to take care of yourself?🤔☯️😌 ... See MoreSee Less
MyYogaJoy Monday brings you balance and presence with Vikasita Kamalasana😌😁 ... See MoreSee Less
Love this pose. No phone balance. 😂
Showoff lol xox
Yoga Off the Mat: One of the beautiful things that I love most about Āyurveda and Elemental-Wellness is how “Elemental” they are. There’s no fancy equipment or subscriptions you need to buy into. No matter what your level of Wellness, progress and positive change can come in small increments. Much like a jigsaw puzzle, at first things may seem scattered, daunting and overwhelming. But when you keep the big picture in mind, piece by piece, perhaps working on one small area at a time, everything starts to come together beautifully! Starting this moment, what is one tiny shift to which you can commit? Moving outdoors today? Eating a healthy lunch mindfully? Stopping eating a few hours before you plan to go to bed? Maybe reading or learning something new? How about just smiling at a stranger? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! 😁👍😊 ... See MoreSee Less
Doing the little things regularly over time pay off in big ways!!!
MyYogaJoy Monday is going to the dogs—upward facing dog, puppy pose and downward facing dog, that is! Here’s a little flow that you can practice IN BED first thing in the morning or any time of day to stretch out and be your best self🐶👍☺️ ... See MoreSee Less
MyYogaJoy Monday/Martes/Mardi joins yoga on and off the Mat with some tips on transitioning your busy day to a restorative night 😁👍😌 ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for these wonderful reminders! They are so important 💜
MyYogaJoy Monday brings you relief from hip tension and strength in your back and thighs simultaneously—how’s that for multi tasking? 😁👍🙌 ... See MoreSee Less
I’m a little late but I did this pose/position/stretch this morning- not as graceful as you but the benefit was there!! Thank you😉
Thank you for sharing your yoga joy!!!
MyYogaJoy Monday brings you grounding, centering and energizing with these variations of Breath of Joy!😌👍😁 ... See MoreSee Less
Yoga Off the Mat: I’m blessed to have a large and loving family😍. Yesterday I got to see many of them at my great niece’s graduation party. I had fully intended to connect with everyone, especially those whom I haven’t seen very much lately. Despite my best intentions and as often happens, over four hours flew by and I left feeling like it wasn’t enough. I wished I’d had more time to hear how everyone is doing and what they’re up to. It was a nagging unsettling feeling… and then I realized that as long as we’re regretting the past or fretting over the future, we can never be at peace. Loving acceptance of things exactly as they are in the present moment fosters peace😌☮️ Of course this doesn’t mean never pondering the past or planning the future, but today I’m living the affirmation “I embrace the present moment exactly as it is”. Wishing you peace and harmony, too☯️ ... See MoreSee Less
MyYogaJoy Monday brings you Mug Meditation (Present Moment Mindfulness) in honor of National Relaxation Day ☕️🍷😌 ... See MoreSee Less
Mindfulness….. just being in the moment, aware of all around you, utilizing all 5 senses!!I got you! Such a grounding, relaxing experience!!! Namaste, Roberta❤️
Yoga Off the Mat: Celebrating National Son and Daughter Day—I love these two beautiful humans!!😍😍 And I’m grateful to get some extra family time together this weekend🥰. Whether your sons/daughters are your children, nieces/nephews, neighbors, students, canines, felines or other, savor time together🤗❤️😊 ... See MoreSee Less
Awww love this pic🥰
Helloooo cousins 🤩😎💝💝
MyYogaJoy Monday brings you simultaneous centering, grounding and relief from heat 🤪🥵😊 What’s better than that???😁👍 ... See MoreSee Less
MyYogaJoy Monday: “a journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step”. Whether you’re building strength, confidence, or a new skill (or all three at once!), you can grow one step at a time😊👍🤗 ... See MoreSee Less
Yoga Off the Mat: so I was able to snap this photo of one beautiful seagull in flight. It’s tail feathers look angelic to me when zoomed in. I thought I should crop or edit the framing here, and then I realized it’s perfect the way it is. This gull is soaring above any turbulence, just gliding peacefully. What a simple reminder that we can all do that—glide above the noise—by being in the present moment😌 ... See MoreSee Less
Such an important reminder….thank u🥰
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.