Archive for August 2010

The yoga of gardening

When I wrote about being mindful of my need for breaks, I mentioned that responding to my body’s cues while gardening would be a more advanced challenge. I think I’ve found a simple way to manage it. What’s been working pretty well, injury-avoidance-wise, is to pay attention to my body the way I would in […]

Three words that saved my voice (and made training a lot more fun)

Exhale. Pause. Trust. Those were the watchwords that saw me, and my voice, through an intensive week of leading corporate workshops while fighting a cold. “Exhale” came from my bodyworker, Roy, who observed at our last appointment that my breathing seemed tight. “Focus on exhaling,” he said. “The inhaling will take care of itself.” (He’s […]