IAY is changing hands

I have rewritten this letter a half a dozen times.

As someone who loves to write and usually has a lot to say, I am surprisingly unsure of how to – and how much to – talk about the how and why of my decision to sell It’s All Yoga.

If you are newer to the studio, it’s likely we haven’t met and this news doesn’t have an emotional pull to it. You might simply want to know that the schedule, teachers, space and pricing are all going to stay the same.

If you’ve been coming to the studio for awhile, maybe even a long long time, this change might land in your heart with surprise or even sadness.

You probably know that my life has taken many twists and turns, as a life does, in these past 12 years. The past two and a half years have been particularly hard with the devastation of losing a child and the challenges of moving twice.

The shape of my life has been changed by these experiences, like flowing water shapes rock, and even though it makes no sense to my brain, my heart has been nudging me out of the “studio owner” role for a few years.

All things in their time and the way this changing of hands has opened feels perfectly orchestrated.

You might already know Kaci Florez; she has taught Qoya workshops at the studio for the past few years and has been in more classes lately.

You will learn for yourself, but I can tell you that she is a woman of integrity. In these past few months of discussions and negotiations, I’ve learned even more about her generosity, savvy and faith. She is a remarkable person.

Which is the only way I would hand over my “baby!” If I didn’t completely trust her and believe in her ability to not only support and sustain, but also GROW the uniqueness of IAY, I wouldn’t do it. Just know that she is hand picked for the role.

So that you can meet Kaci and hear us talk a little about this change, we made three short videos for you, Q & A style. In them we talk about why IAY is special, what to expect in this change, and why it is so meaningful to us. (See below.)

The most important thing to us is the continuity of your practice. As I said in one video, your standards are high. The quality of teaching, customer service and over-all experience at the studio will absolutely remain stellar.

The schedule, teachers, administrative support, pricing and space will remain the same. Day-to-day, not much will change. I’ll still be teaching and you may actually see me around more as we navigate the hand off.

Kaci will be reaching out this week and you’ll see her at the studio checking in classes. She is excited to meet you.

Please join me in welcoming Kaci with open arms. We are fortunate to have her vision and guidance as we enter this new chapter together.

Check out our 3 short Q&A videos below.

And stay in touch!  I’m at the studio on Sunday mornings, for workshops or email me anytime. You can also sign up for updates on what I’m doing next.


 
 



With more love and gratitude than I can put into words,
Michelle



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two things I got wrong

No sure thing

I’ve always appreciated the saying you don’t know what you don’t know, but never more than last week.

I was preparing for the Yoga Philosophy series (which I wish you all could be a part of because the conversations are so relevant and supportive), and I thought I’d double check the pronunciation of Saucha, our concept of the week, which means purity, pure, radiance, to shine, to be bright.

When it comes to yoga, yoga history and sanskrit, Richard Rosen is the go-to guy. So I sent an email to him with a few questions about Saucha, including clarification on how it is pronounced.

S’s in Sanskrit can be a little confusing. There are three sibilants — one is pronounced like our ‘s’ as in such. The other two are pronounced very similarly, both with the “sh” sound, as in should. It depends on the markers on the letter s. This is why savasana is pronounced shavasana — there’s an accent acute on the s, giving it a sh sound.

Turns out there’s also an accent acute on the s in Saucha and I’ve been mispronouncing it for over 20 years. Even teaching it incorrectly. It’s pronounced “show-cha” (the “ow” sounds like the “ou” in “loud”).

This really rocked my world! I pride myself on being a perpetual student, continually learning and fact-checking before I make claims. And here I was spreading misinformation.

This was on the tails of an informative podcast on the word Namaste. I know Namaste is a traditional salutation, but I did not know that it has not historically been used as a closing to a yoga practice. Nope, it’s just another add-on — probably in the mid 20th century — to make yoga more marketable and attractive to a Western audience (or shall we say, consumer).

The lessons we learn from “mistakes” are often the ones that sink in the deepest, and I’m grateful to be able to learn and discover…and be forgiven when I’m wrong (mostly by myself).

So for you….

  • Are there things you thought you knew that turned out to be untrue?

  • A favorite Buddhist mantra is No sure thing. Is there something you could be a little less certain about?

  • Try responding with “I don’t know,” rather than hypothesizing or having an answer. How does that feel?

Would love to hear any stories or thoughts you have!

Would also love to see you at the Asana + Alignment daily craft series next month. We will be addressing issues like these that come up in poses — what does doing it “right” mean?

If you’ve gotten this far, thank you for reading! We are grateful every day to be here with you.

Michelle

PS  Richard will be here September 10th for his annual IAY workshop AND a book reading. This is the book club meeting for his most recent book Yoga FAQ, which is a fabulous reality check on yoga history and philosophy. Save the date!

TODAY ONLY: sale

Happy Birthday

4,380 days ago, It’s All Yoga opened her doors at 2106 11th Avenue. Three years later, having outgrown the space (and in search of better parking), we moved to our current location on 21st Street.

Today, It’s All Yoga turns 12.

Isn’t 12 a great number?

It’s divisible by 2, 3, 4 and 6 (it’s a superior highly composite number). It is used in measurements of length, units of time and calendar year. The human body has 12 cranial nerves. The Western and Chinese zodiac both have 12 signs. The sun god Surya has 12 names. And Anahata, the heart chakra, has 12 petals.

We should celebrate! With a sale!!

TODAY ONLY, you can get 12 classes for $12 each.
(For comparison, our best class card option is 10 classes for $150; $15 each.)

12th Birthday Class Card
12 classes for $12 each ($144)
Good for 6 months from date of activation (the first time you use it)
Get it here, today only — no exceptions

We wouldn’t, couldn’t be here without you. And whether you came in once or you’re here every day, we are happy to know you and grateful for the opportunity to practice this life-saving thing called Yoga together.

Michelle and the IAY family


Fact source: Wikipedia


sunday street on broadway

Sunday Street on Broadway 

It’s All Yoga is excited to be participating in the inaugural Sunday Street event, spanning over 20 blocks of Broadway, happening THIS Sunday from 8 am – noon. 

The morning will include vendors, demonstrations, performers and activities of all types.

Join IAY’s free “stuck in a chair” yoga classes 
Desk-day sanity tips that can be used anytime, anywhere

Look for our booth between 22nd and 23rd Streets on Broadway. We’ll also post our location and event updates on Facebook the day of.

And check out the map below to help guide your travels Sunday morning.

See you there!

Sunday Street on Broadway

the lowdown on philosophy and may events

If you’ve been following the IAY news the past couple of weeks, you know that I’m smitten with The Book of Joy. (Even if the book club doesn’t work in your schedule, I highly recommend reading the book.)

And it’s great timing for what I’m immersed in at the studio — the next daily craft module, Yoga Philosophy for Today’s World.

Different language, same practical support.

And like the accountability of having a book group (which I knew was the only way I’d make it through an entire book), the support of others is critical to learning and growth.

Are you interested in taking the effects of yoga into your life off the mat?

Here’s the lowdown on the series:

  • Ten weeks, one concept per week.

  • Each class includes a discussion about the concept, experiential play on the mat and suggestions on how to apply it in real life.

  • You’ll get reading materials to engage with during the week, should you choose.

  • Along with a daily craft personal journal for notes and reflections.

  • If you need to miss class(s), you will still get materials, notes and a recorded version of the session.

The last time I did this series, some of the feedback was:

  • “This study was the highlight of my week!”

  • “Awesome and vital information.”

  • “I’m paying more attention to my thoughts about others, situations and things.”

These are not small beans. This is big work, and the payoff is commensurate — increased empathy, more perspective in challenging conversations, better boundaries in difficult/all relationships, more kindness toward yourself.

If you’re interested or even curious, check out the full course description. If you have questions, drop me a note.

Alicia and I will both be at these classes to facilitate discussion and offer ideas. We look forward to being with you.

Michelle


Two Post Scripts:
The theme for May is Voice.  
And be sure to scan the upcoming offerings below…we’re announcing a few new events!

 


yoga philosophyYoga Philosophy for Today’s World 
Thursdays May 4 – July 6, 6-7:30pm

The philosophical basis of Yoga is what sets it apart from exercise. You’ve already experienced many of the qualities — kindness, resolve, self awareness — in class and as a result of your practice. These foundational principles create the toolkit we use to examine ourselves and develop as human beings.

Each class includes study, asana, meditation and discussion.

Let’s investigate and deepen together. Read more here. 


Bella Dreizler Grow LongGrow Loose, Long & Strong
with Bella Dreizler
Saturday May 6, 1 – 4 pm

Loose, Long and Strong moves to chapter 3: Grow Long.  This three-hour health care investment stands alone: an hour of Grow Loose and Grow Strong review followed by the unique experience of what it means to Grow Long.  The basics—essential stretches back, arms, legs—are only the beginning.  Home traction and restorative techniques included that there is never time for in the scope of an hour class.  Learn how to create length, alignment and symmetry from the center to the periphery—in your poses, in your life. 

Read more here.


Wisdomyoga book club Pages
Sunday May 7, 3 – 4:30 pm
FREE

The IAY book club is back (10 years later). Join us for our first meeting on The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu.

Club meeting includes a short asana practice, snacks and thoughtful discussion. 

See the full flier.   Please RSVP here.
 


full moon yogaMay Full Moon Practice 
with Gina Langbehn
Wednesday May 10, 7:30 – 8:45 pm


Join Gina (and special massage therapist guest) for a night to embrace May’s Karmic Full Moon. We will allow the lunar energy of a positive transformation to flow through us in Moon Salutations and complete the class with rejuvenating restorative poses with optional gentle massage. May the positive karma be with you. 
 

Your spot is waiting here…  


gentle yoga and massageGentle Yoga & Aromatherapeutic Massage
with Michelle Marlahan
Saturday May 13, 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Join Michelle for a special class of warming and restoring yoga practice, accentuated by supportive touch and the medicine of aromatherapy.

BONUS: Everyone leaves with an aromatherapy goodie for the season!

A wonderful way to spend your Mother’s Day weekend – come with your mom or daughter (or bonus-mom or bonus–daughter).

 Only 4 spots left! Get one here. 


Gina HandstandsBreak it Down: Handstand
with Gina Langbehn
Wednesdays May 17 – 31, 7:30 – 8:45 pm

Three weeks of tips on getting into (and staying in) a handstand and videos to support your home practice. This class is for you if you haven’t done a handstand since 5th grade…and if you did one yesterday. 

All levels welcome. Get upside down here.


Mary Paffard Chakra StudyThe Chakras from the Ground Up!
with Mary Paffard
Saturday May 20, 1 – 4 pm

Our final session with Mary!

Our exploration of the 3rd Chakra – Sustaining the Flame – will bring us into the warmth of summertime and the going forth from the program, taking our interior journey to the world of community, family, work, teaching and beyond…wherever we are called!

Get your spot now. 


Ann Sibbet*New*  Gyrokinesis
with Ann Sibbet
Fridays, 11:30 – 12:15 pm

We’ve known Ann for years, so when she contacted us this winter about moving her intriguing Gyrokinesis class to a new home, we happily offered the space. Check out her website for more information on this practice and pricing for her class (bonus: members are by donation). Welcome, Ann!



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let’s get uncomfortable

The Discomfort Zone… 

It’s not a place we talk about often. Certainly not a place we strive to be.

But it is a very important place.

It’s possible that our extreme desire for comfort keeps us a little too protected. We successfully avoid situations where we are forced to grow, where there is uncertainty, where we don’t already feel adept and safe. This can make us reactive, entitled and a little lazy.

Not to mention what our desire for comfort — and convenience — has done to the planet…but that’s a topic for another time.

In The Book of Joy, the Dalai Lama offer his sage wisdom on building resilience against mental/emotional suffering. He says:

     “Like physical illness, preventative measures are the best way. Yes, if some disease has already developed, then there’s no other choice but to take medicine. So similarly, once a person develops a strong negative emotion, like anger or jealousy, it is very difficult to counter it at that moment. So the best thing is to cultivate your mind through practice so that you can learn to prevent it from arising in the first place.” 

By getting into our Discomfort Zone, we can practice non-reactivity, observe how a feeling or sensation changes and meet the moment in reality as it is, not as we wish it to be.

You might be familiar with these qualities in your yoga practice, certainly in your meditation and asana practices.

This is one of the skills Yoga helps to develop — being with what is, as it is, without immediately discharging it, trying to fix or distract from it. 

Here are a few ways to strengthen this skill, like a muscle, on your mat:

  • Practice meditation — anywhere from a few minutes to 30 minutes — in complete stillness. Sit with the itch, the wanting to fidget, and watch the feeling or sensation change, maybe even disappear.

  • When in a yoga pose, stay even when it becomes (safely) intense. Warmth and tingling in the thighs in Warrior II? Awkward and humbling in the arm balance? Again, stay with it and watch the sensations change and move.

  • In Savasana, resist the impulse to move immediately at the “end” of the time. Notice that some of your urges are habitual rather than conscious choice.

  • And in all situations, utilize Yoga philosophy. The practices and observances of Yoga philosophy are practical concepts that can be applied to every aspect of life like a balm. There’s a series starting on May 4th — check it out.

Why does any of this matter? What good does it do to go into a discomfort zone? Isn’t that opposite of what Yoga is for?

As my teacher Mary often says, Yoga is not a practice to make us feel better, it is an opportunity to feel.

This is a whole-life path. It builds mental, emotional AND physical strength and flexibility.

With love,
Michelle 

PS Remember to check out the upcoming Wisdom Pages Book Club

And let’s celebrate the poets and poetry lovers who took the time to share their favorites. See all the videos of both teachers and students.

joy *and* sorrow: santosha


“We try so hard to separate joy and sorrow into their own boxes,
but the Archbishop and the Dalai Lama tell us that they are inevitably fastened together. Neither advocate the kind of fleeting happiness, often called hedonic happiness, that requires only positive states and banishes feelings like sadness to emotional exile.
The kind of happiness that they describe is often called eudemonic happiness
and is characterized by self-understanding, meaning, growth, and acceptance,
including life’s inevitable suffering, sadness, and grief.”

This is a quote from The Book of Joy. In Yoga philosophy, we might talk about the qualities described here as Aparigraha (non-grasping or letting go), Ishvara Pranidhana (surrender), and Santosha (contentment), which I’d like to highlight today.

All of these concepsedimentary rockts are layered like sedimentary rock, and to say that Santosha means passively accepting whatever happens in your life is overly simplistic.

Let’s take the example above from The Book of Joy. Every life will have moments of loss, disappointment and grief. Does that mean we should just be “fine” with it? Not exactly.

While the translation of Santosha is usually contentment, acceptance, satisfaction, ease or harmony, the deeper layers reveal a quality of openness that acknowledges oneself and one’s environment as it is.

Rather than being at war with reality, Santosha invites us to stop relentlessly chasing the next thing — more more more — and instead, rest into ourselves as we are. That place of willingness and honesty is the only place from which true change can occur.

It could also be described as the lack of trsna, or craving. This speaks to the common definition of suffering as “wishing things other than they actually are,” which is the opposite of Santosha.

Is this easy? Absolutely not. Which is why we need support, reminders, and a healthy dose of discipline to keep practicing (because like strengthening a muscle, we can get better at it).

Arguably, the practice of Yoga could be described as the process of self-reliance, self-examination and self-development.

Each module of The Daily Craft came from the heart of this intention — to become aware of ourselves more honestly, to see what we would otherwise try to camouflage, and ultimately to develop the aspects of ourselves that do not serve us or the world.

If you are interested in how Yoga Philosophy can support you in this endeavor, I invite you to join me for Yoga Philosophy for Today’s World. We’ll interact with 10 core principles and peek into the Yoga Sutras, another important text.

Of course, this is also a plug for the upcoming Wisdom Pages Book Club. I’m totally digging this book — it’s simultaneously inspiring and practical.

And POETRY! There’s still time to sign up for your spot to read your favorite poem and celebrate hope, community, and your favorite authors. 

With love,
Michelle

you are invited to celebrate

April is National Poetry Month. 

Before you say that you’re not a poet or poetry isn’t your thing, so you have nothing to celebrate, consider this — maybe you didn’t think yoga would be for you before you tried it. Before you fall in love with someone or something, there’s no way to know what impact it will have on your life.

Poems are like that.

In honor of National Poetry Month, Holly has put together several ways to explore poems and their power. So before you write it off, read on…

Communal pondering. This is how poet, Marilyn Nelson, describes what happens when we come together to listen to others read poetry out loud.

Yoga, like poetry, is a form of communal pondering. We ponder, we get curious about the activity of the mind, the sensations in the body, and the feelings that arise during practice.

At It’s All Yoga, you’ll often hear poetry read by our teachers to take you deeper into the inquiry. You might have heard poems by Mary Oliver, Jane Hirschfield, Ellen Bass, David Whyte, Billy Collins, and so many more. Our teachers love poetry!

Our community’s deep connection to poetry inspired me to find ways to bring the celebration of National Poetry Month in April to It’s All Yoga. 

We’re calling it Yogetry Month!

First, many of our teachers graciously offered to read their favorite poem on video, so that you can listen to their voices anytime to inspire, perhaps, a little home yoga practice? We will be sharing those throughout the month on Facebook, so stay tuned.

Also, look for little poetry mementos around the studio all month. We have free gifts as well as opportunities for YOU to share your love of poetry with our community.

Listen to a Poemdavid wagoner poem

As you know, many IAY teachers love and rely on poems as part of their practices. In celebration of the month, you can hear them read their favorite poems. Videos will be released throughout the month.

Read Your Favorite Poem

Friday, April 21, from 12:00 – 2:00 PM

We want to hear your voices, too! Read your favorite poem of hope or comfort. Jeanne and I will facilitate the recording of poems, so please RSVP by Wednesday, April 19 to get your time scheduled.

Write an Acrostic Poem

All month at the studio.

Look for half sheets of paper with a simple prompt to inspire your own poem. Hand them into your teacher, and we’ll post poems on the bulletin board in the foyer.

 Free Gifts

Keep an eye out at the studio for surprises and treats in celebration of poetry. (The presents will go nicely with the upcoming Wisdom Pages Book Club as well!)

I am so grateful for the opportunity to communally ponder with you every week in class, and look forward to sharing our love of poetry for the entire month of April. Let’s practice Yogetry together!

With love and support,
Holly

what’s in store for April

The studio theme for April is Embraceholly holt

Embrace :: to hold or take into one’s arms, to welcome, to accept, to support, take to one’s heart, to include, to embody, to hug. You might explore any one of the many meanings of this word this month… Embrace.

Like the age-old advice of an apple a day, I’ve heard that 12 hugs a day is good for one’s health. That’s a lot of hugs! I’m totally counting the hugs from my dog. Or, like Holly, you could embrace a bolster!

Embraced is how we hope you feel every time you walk into the studio. Actual hug is optional.

In the philosophical sense, we are asked again and again to embrace what is. My teacher Mary often uses the phrase, This is what’s happening… right now.  The “right now” suggests that it won’t always be this way — for good or bad. Yet peace, ease, joy and eventually change, are possible only when we meet the reality of the moment as it is.

This is easy to say and harder to do. Our practice of Yoga supports us in developing the necessary skills and self awareness. It makes me think of the philosophy that we’ll be covering next month in The Daily Craft. Practical, usable skills for life, especially helpful in challenging times.

Two other exciting pieces of news this month:

Book Club! It’s All Yoga is starting (actually resuming) a book club called Wisdom Pages and our first meeting will be on May 7th with The Book of Joy. Completely free, just let us know you’ll be coming so we have enough snacks.

Second is a teaser about a very special IAY celebration of National Poetry Month. The full announcement will come next week. For now, look for hints at the studio…and get ready to hear some of your teachers’ favorite poems.

That feels good in embrace…

Michelle and the IAY fam


Bella DreizlerGrow Loose, Long & Strong

with Bella Dreizler

Saturdays April 8, May 6, 1 – 4pm

Loose, Long and Strong moves to chapter 2: Grow Strong. What you learn in Grow Strong makes the benefit of rolling more than a temporary fix.  This three-hour health care investment stands alone: thirty minutes of roll review followed by an awakening of the subtle power of your extraordinary core, your vibrant center. 

Go home totally video-supported and motivated to take on the 10 minute daily-do that will keep many common physical challenges to a minimum.  

Read more here.


singing meditationSinging Meditation with Jeanne Munoz

Sunday April 9, 1 – 2:30pm

Singing is a powerful tool for transformation. It can make a gloomy day brighter by encouraging rhythmic breath and the release of authentic, healing sound.

Singing Meditation is different from a formal kirtan practice, which usually has a call-and-response element. This is a opportunity to simply sing your heart out and feel the voice reverberate in the body and in the room. 

Smiles, laughter, conquering fear, and reduced stress are some of the side effects of singing. No experience necessary. 

Get in tune here.


Radiant FriendChant & Be Happy

with Radiant Friend
Saturday April 22, 7 – 8:30pm

Join Radiant Friend, a multi-instrumental Kirtan band led by Alicia Patrice, for call and response chanting, a practice that unites us with our highest, happiest selves. We will repeat mantras–words, phrases and syllables– to quiet our minds and allow the integration of the meaning of the mantras into our consciousness.

No musical experience necessary. Sing, listen, dance, recline or meditate to the chants.

No online signup necessary! (Cash or check at the door.)


Kim WagamanYoga for Scoliosis Support

with Kim Wagaman
Sunday April 23, 1 – 4pm

These 3-hour classes for yoga practitioners with scoliosis are designed to support those who want to deepen their awareness and understanding of their bodies and refine the practice to meet their specific and unique needs.

Practitioners will learn modifications to commonly practiced yoga poses that can limit rather than intensify the conditions of scoliosis. All levels welcome. 

Register by email to Kim Wagaman.


new moon yogaApril New Moon Practice 

with Jeanne Munoz & Alicia Patrice
April 26, 7:30-8:45 pm


Celebrate the darkness and renewal of the New Moon in Taurus with Jeanne & Alicia! Knowing these two, the evening will certainly be infused with music! 

Your spot is waiting here… 


Beginner's YogaHatha Yoga Basics with Gina 

Mondays May 1 – June 12, 7:30 – 8:45pm

(no class on Memorial Day)

Read Gina’s love letter for Basics…During this 6 weeks, you will be given the foundations of your yoga practice – alignment, breath awareness, and a vocabulary of poses you can take with you anywhere. This is followed immediately by a special 2 week unlimited class pass during which you may taste as many items as you like in our yoga class buffet.

Get yourself in the series here. Only a few spots left!


ahimsaYoga Philosophy for Today’s World 

Thursdays May 4 – July 6, 6-7:30pm

The philosophical basis of Yoga is what sets it apart from exercise. You’ve already experienced many of the qualities — kindness, resolve, self awareness — in class and as a result of your practice. 

  • Do you want more grounding and guidance in your life?

  • Do you want tools to help you through the challenges of our times?

  • Do you wish to deepen your practice and relationship to yourself and the world?

  • Have you had the feeling that there’s “more” to yoga and you want to know what it is?

These foundational principles create the toolkit we use to examine ourselves and develop as human beings.

Each class includes study, asana, meditation and discussion.

Let’s investigate and deepen together. Read more here.



yoga book club

Wisdom Pages 

Sunday, May 7, 3-4:30pm

The IAY book club is back (10 years later). Join us for our first meeting on The Book of Joy by The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. Club meeting includes a short practice, snacks and thoughtful discussion.

See the full flier.   Please RSVP here.


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spring tips (and a facial massage)

Springtime!

Along with its spectacular blossoms, sweet fragrance and idealistic temperatures, spring can bring allergies, changes in digestion and emotional/energetic agitation.

Every season has its challenges. I’m almost always looking for ways to slow down, nourish, and strike that balance between activity and rest. But spring asks for added attention to cleansing and clearing out.

Here are three tips to keep your body in good stead this spring:



  • Start the day with warm lemon water. A classic Ayurvedic practice, drinking this before anything else helps flush the digestive system and alkalize the body, creating the best conditions for health.

    BONUS: Throw a pinch of sea salt in there for an electrolyte boost (if it tastes salty, it was too much salt – dilute and use less next time).

  • Just like in the winter care protocol, Nasya, the oiling of the nostrils, is a great practice for spring. It helps soothe any dryness or irritation.

  • Skip the dairy. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, it might be worth it to ditch dairy (which can put a strain on the immune system) for two weeks and see if it makes a difference.

    Also try eating more fruit and nuts every day, which have anti-inflammatory antioxidants and omega 3s respectively.

  • And try facial massage! Our lymph is part of our immune system, helping remove unwanted bacteria and proteins from the tissues and transport the good antibodies and white blood cells.

    In Ayurveda, lymph is the first system treated when there’s a problem. Getting things moving first thing will help you feel (and look) healthy and fresh.

    Below is a very informal video of the massage I do every morning. I have very sensitive skin and this has helped neutralize it and reduce flare ups, especially related to allergies.

Give it a try and let me know how it goes! (And feel free to share with your friends!)

Meanwhile, enjoy this gorgeous spring week,

Michelle