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One of my favorite Yoga Poses is Supta Badda Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle) (SOUP-tah BAH-dah cone-NAHS-anna) supta = lying down, reclining baddha = bound kona = angle Benefits: Frees energy flow in pelvic area Increases vitality in digestive organs Good for pregnant women in preparation for childbirth (use bolsters) Quiets the mind Relief from PMS […]

One sign of stress is muscular tension, especially in the neck shoulders and back.  If you are reading this you are probably at your computer –  you’ll find the following simple exercises are great for correcting your posture, relieving tension and helping you to relax. Check out the following video, join in and try it […]

Looking for a special retreat for your mind, body and soul? On June 25 – 26th join Robin Downes of Yoga Flava and Celebrity Chef Kai Chase for the, Summer Sensual Sizzle By The Sea, at Creative Chakra Spa in Marina Del Rey, California. Micheal Jackson’s Personal Chef Kai Chase Making Time For The Family […]

Recently, I did a book review of Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons’ book Super Rich where he explains how Meditation provides him with profound mental moments of stillness as a byproduct of the physical benefits of Yoga.  It has cured him of headaches and has calmed his nerves. Meditation is a mental discipline by which […]

The winter chill keeps your shoulders up by your ears. Shoveling snow can strain your back. Take time to melt the unconscious Winter tension and stiffness that builds up in the shoulders, neck and back.  Feel better with these two healing yoga moves; Forward Fold and Shoulder Rolls. To see how it’s done, join me […]

On December 11th, I was invited to be on the panel for the live taping of “Sistah Talk TV”, a Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) public access show, where the invited guest were very strong opinionated black women debating the political  pros and cons of President Obama and former Governor Sarah Palin. I did my best […]

The first ever total lunar eclipse in two years will happen during the shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice. The official beginning of winter. The Yin and Yang symbol was created to represent the balance of the seasons.  Here are background facts about this transitional time and some Yoga poses to help you […]