Mindful Movement

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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Quick Holiday Yoga

by Donna Torney on December 7, 2015 · 0 comments

Check out this nine-minute mindful yoga routine that you can practice every day during the holiday season.  It will keep your heart open, your mind flexible and will help you face whatever holiday surprises you encounter in a thoughtful way.  Thanks to Karen Fabian from bare bones yoga for creating this video for mindful hub.   […]

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Mindfulness can Enhance Athletic Performance

by Donna Torney on November 9, 2015 · 0 comments

Athletes not only have to train their bodies, but also their brains to achieve peek performance.  Professional athletes are always looking for ways to create a state of “mind over muscle” in competition.  Recent studies have shown that mindfulness practices can help athletes improve their sports performance by increasing focus and concentration.  Mindfulness has also […]

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Interoception: the potential of embodied mindfulness

by Donna Torney on November 1, 2015 · 0 comments

By Contributing writer and trauma recover expert, Dave Emerson At the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, we have been using modified yoga as an adjunctive treatment for complex trauma since 2003. Complex trauma is a clinical phenomenon that describes what happens when people live in chronically abusive and/or neglectful environments which is particularly pernicious when […]

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  Consider the different ways we can experience life – different aspects of our being that help us function…. until they don’t.  We can be cerebral and goal oriented, for instance, or we can be predominantly kinesthetic, placing the emphasis on our body and the five senses. There are other ways we can segregate our experience. […]

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We all have them, habits that get in our way of reaching our full potential.  At it’s heart, mindfulness is about changing habits  –  habits of the mind that feed into unskillful action. In our mindfulness practice we work with unproductive, habitual thoughts – for this is the start of any addiction.  For example we might […]

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40 Days of Letting Go: Day 32 ~ Stay in the flow

by Karen Fabian on October 2, 2015 · 0 comments

Boston Yoga teacher and health expert Karen Fabian talks about staying open to possibilities… As a yoga teacher, I’m in the business of helping people “let go.” But what does that mean, really? If we look at it literally, you can “let go” of something you’re holding onto or let go of someone’s hand, for […]

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Making it stick…..  In our multi-tasking, over scheduled world, it can be hard to find time to incorporate hard-earned life lessons.  So at day 20 of 40 Days of Letting Go, I encourage you to take a moment to note your progress, to absorb it, as Dr. Rick Hanson says, to take it in. Today’s […]

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Welcome to day two of our letting go weekend retreat.  I hope you allowed yourself to let go of your regular weekend routine yesterday, even just a little, and took some time to use Karen’s letting go yoga suggestions.  If you missed yesterday, no problem!  It’s not too late to start your mini-retreat today.  Even […]

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