Author page: Patty Holmes

How thoughts affect our health

How thoughts affect our health

Personal experience with chronic pain has been teaching me many unexpected lessons. In the process of trying to wean myself off of meds to control inflammation & pain, I’ve gone down a path of researching the placebo effect and the...

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Today is a Good Day to Have a Good Day

Today is a Good Day to Have a Good Day

So what do you think, can we decide to have a good day? What if stuff is really not that great in your life? If you’ve taken a class with me recently, there’s a very good chance you’ve heard me say: “where you place your attention is where your...

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Recent Newsletters

Recent Newsletters

Past Newsletters From Patty October 2017 – Today is a good day to have a good day September 2017 – Breathe to Heal August 2017 – “We’re all alike…in different ways” August 2017 – Find Your Daily Inspiration July 2017 – Your Own Greatness Awaits...

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Pro-Aging vs Anti-Aging

Pro-Aging vs Anti-Aging

Came across this idea of PRO-aging some time ago, and I am intrigued by it. Why are we so ANTI-aging? What does that even mean? What are we (particularly women and perhaps men to lesser degree,) so freaking afraid of? What if our increasing...

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To Dye or not to Dye…THAT is the question!

To Dye or not to Dye…THAT is the question!

As some of you know, I’m almost 63 now and am playing with the idea of going ‘au natural’ . I looked up that word-au natural- and this is the definition I came across: in a natural state, without anything added. In regards to makeup, or wearing...

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Ancient Wisdom

Ancient Wisdom

Here is a 1 minute distillation of some wisdom from The Yoga Sutra by Patanjali, one of Yoga’s revered ancient texts. Words to live by.

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Tension Buster

Tension Buster

Tension Buster, one of my favorite go-to moves. The whirling – standing spinal twist is perfect for whenever you feel the need to loosen up a bit or get your energy moving.

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The Oxygen Highway

The Oxygen Highway

Yoga teachers are always telling us to breathe. We focus on the movement of air as it travels in and out. But, that’s only half of the story! Can you guess where most of that oxygen gets delivered to?

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Why OM?

Why OM?

Ancient yogis knew what modern scientists now tell us- that everything in our universe pulses and is in constant motion. Here is why many yoga classes start or end chanting the sound of OM.

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Minute Mood Changer

Minute Mood Changer

Sometimes we all need help getting ourselves out of a funk. Music is one of the quickest ways to alter our internal states. When we combine inspirational music with the healing powers of coordinated breath and yoga movement, we create a potent...

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Minute Breathing Meditation

Minute Breathing Meditation

Feeling a little anxious? Or need to calm an overactive mind? Here’s a 1 minute practice you can do any time to regain focus or to redirect your energy.

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love these last few weeks of summer

love these last few weeks of summer

Someone once told me that summer is like a weekend.  June is Friday, July is Saturday and August is Sunday. So how is your Sunday going?  How are feeling? You still have plenty of time this summer to find your stride, jumpstart your yoga...

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