I have 3 hours

I am in awe of life, of movement, of things we cannot control.  In three hours I will have breakfast, write my blog, teach a Pilates class, and then go back to a laboring mama that I have been with all night. The unknown is so fascinating to me, and all we can do is trust deep within ourselves which …

Get into the MIX!

I was trying to get a good angle with my camera phone to include the Baldwin Hills sign, holding my keys, to prove how I was getting it in, this morning 7:45am-8:15am.  Last week my husband went with me, but today it is Memorial Day, kids are home, my Yoga class that I teach starts 8:45am, and I told him …

Great Relationship Advice

Life and living fully are about relationships, all types of relationships, even our relationship with ourselves.  Great advice above about giving, and Jewish wisdom below about caring for others. Dorothy Tiano Melvin  Anyone seeing a running theme? Gratitude and looking after others are the keys to contentment. As always, thank you, Rabbi Jawary: “The land will give its fruit and …

All Kinds Of Good Stuff

BREATH   This is an amazing visual for slow, focused breathing.  I know for many people, visual learning is how they really comprehend and internalize everything around them.  Try it, breathe slowly in when there is just a dot, and then slowly breathe out until it becomes a dot again.  The inhale is automatic, that is how we are alive, …

Inspiring others through Fitness

  Fitness is health. Teaching our children and being an example to everyone we meet is my goal and of these passionate instructors that are inspiring me today. It is so amazing that besides physical health, being fit in body and mind can get a human being through some of the hardest challenges in life, as demonstrated in the video …

What is Lag B Omer?

Last night all over the world there were bonfires in honor of Lag B Omer. Afshine Emrani Yesterday at 2:33pm · On ‪#‎LagBOmer‬ eve (now in ‪#‎Israel‬) bonfires are lit all across to symbolize the light brought to the world by Rabbi Bar Yochai. Bar Yochai died on the 33rd day of the ‪#‎Omer‬, known as Lag BaOmer. On the …

Tonight and Tomorrow we celebrate

Afshine Emrani On ‪#‎LagBOmer‬ eve (now in ‪#‎Israel‬) bonfires are lit all across to symbolize the light brought to the world by Rabbi Bar Yochai. Bar Yochai died on the 33rd day of the ‪#‎Omer‬, known as Lag BaOmer. On the day of his death, he revealed secrets of ‪#‎kabbalah‬ which formed the basis of the ‪#‎Zohar‬. On his death …

I Choose to Feel and Breathe

Scientifically this is how it works.  We cannot live without our breath, and we cannot move without our breath.  In exercise and in life breath keeps us cool, calm, collected, focused, and mind/body connected.  For some reason we start thinking, and we stop breathing. Things take our breath away and leave us breathless.  I suppose the beauty of this is …

Listen to the whisper

  The video above explains how to really listen to yourself in a way that is easy to understand.  Sometimes a simple explanation is the most powerful because it is recognizable, transmitted, received, and hopefully put into action.  Everybody’s whisper is different, and it really is only a whisper, we have to make an effort to shut out all the …