Mindful Movement

 There’s no way around it.  It’s difficult to be in the present moment if you don’t pay attention to your physical needs – including movement.  You and your child need not be a part of an organized team to enjoy moving your body. Studies show that physical exercise increases cognitive functioning, including improving memory and […]

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What will you do with your free time this summer?  Here are some suggestions to boost your quotient of peace and ease: Let’s start with an idea for the kids. Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition, is a time-tested gem.  I discovered this series when my youngest two children were nine and twelve (the books are […]

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Slow is the new fast!

by Donna Torney on May 16, 2016 · 2 comments

 The accelerated pace of our culture makes the idea of slowing down seem comical.  Yet lately I’ve noticed a couple of times where my mindfulness practice has helped me to consciously slow down.  Last summer I bought a “comfort bike” – which is exactly what it sounds like – a bike intentionally made for comfort, […]

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Mindful Habits for Better Sleep

by Donna Torney on May 12, 2016 · 2 comments

Sleep is one of the best things you can do for a healthy mind and healthy body. During sleep, your blood pressure drops, your muscles relax, your tissues grow and repair, hormones are regulated and energy is restored. Despite the benefits, many people struggle to get a good night’s sleep. The struggle for sleep comes […]

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Yoga: Meditation Minute

by Donna Torney on March 25, 2016 · 0 comments

A short guided meditation session by Karen Fabian, founder of Bare Bones Yoga.

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Yoga: Office Stretch and Meditation

by Donna Torney on March 24, 2016 · 0 comments

Got 8 minutes in the middle of your workday? Watch Karen Fabian, Founder of Bare Bones Yoga, in this video for a few healthy stretches and a quick breathing and meditation exercise. You’ll feel better afterwards, your focus will increase, your attention span improve and you’ll be investing in your own health and wellness. Check […]

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Yoga: Easy Deep Breathing Exercises

by Donna Torney on March 23, 2016 · 0 comments

Feeling stressed? Deep breathing is the best way to feel better, FAST! Follow along as Karen Fabian, Founder of

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Yoga: Poses to Help You Let Go

by Donna Torney on March 22, 2016 · 0 comments

You’ve heard about “letting go” in yoga class or from friends and family that want you to release tension and negative emotions from your body and mind. But how do you do it? Watch as Karen Fabian, Founder of Bare Bones Yoga, demonstrates 4 yoga poses that will help you release tension and negative emotions […]

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Yoga: Three Key Balancing Poses

by Donna Torney on March 21, 2016 · 0 comments

If you’re feeling out of balance, try some balancing postures! Aside from feeling more grounded and stable, you’ll be strengthening your ankles and legs. If you’ve have children around, encourage them to do these poses with you. Kids naturally take to yoga and they love to try to balance! Let Karen Fabian, Founder of Bare Bones Yoga, show you 3 key balancing postures. For more information, see Bare Bones Yoga.

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Why Kids Need Yoga

by Donna Torney on March 16, 2016 · 0 comments

Kids are people too!  Read the great article by contributing writer and yoga teacher Karen Fabian.  Get in touch with Karen at bare bones yoga for more information on helping your child manage stress with yoga: I just got done teaching a kid’s yoga class and I am so inspired, I had to write about […]

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