Be the way the world needs you to be.

The amount of information and stimulation that comes at us on a daily basis is increasing at an incredible rate, and has been increasing at this pace within the context of our lifetime.  However, the constitution of the human being is the same, our nervous system still operates the way it did when we weren’t as stimulated. Simply put, things are happening quickly around us and and our bodies are under stress as we work to process all of the information.

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Yin Yoga: Moving Beyond Fight or Flight

I have always had a fiery temper. In fact, I recall my father saying over and over to me as a child, “Jo, count to 10.” This was his way of encouraging me to take a moment before letting emotion lead me somewhere I would regret. As animals, we are hardwired to react. In primitive times and in the world we live in now, our reactivity is often required for our survival.

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