Yoga is for everyone

October 30, 2016
People frequently call and stress that they would like to take Yoga but they are an absolute beginner. They stress their lack of flexibility, their concerns about their bodies, their worries about being judged.


I always smile.

YOGA IS NOT ABOUT CONTORTING INTO PRETZEL POSES.  IT'S NOT ABOUT LOOKING HOT IN YOGA PANTS.  IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU CAN TOUCH YOUR TOES OR EVEN RAISE YOUR HANDS ABOVE YOUR HEAD.

Yoga is a journey inward.  It is about the relationship you create between you and the mat.  It is about cultivating discipline, creating a deeper relationship with your soul.  Yoga pushes you to be your authentic you... It makes you less judgmental, more patient, stronger and more compassionate.

You'll find yourself less stressed and more willing to laugh... Better able to handle a stressful moment or day. Less angry. More balanced.  In sort your life overtime will become more harmonious.

And for some people, there is a need to move into handstands and backbends... Pretzel poses.  But the person who just comes to class and sits quietly - likely gets the same benefit as the person pushing into wheel.  

Yoga builds strength and tames the ego. It does this just by showing up day after day - whether you touch you toes or not.



 

Things to keep in mind as you schedule your first massage

September 25, 2014
Massage therapists see countless people throughout the week. Every body is different. Every person unique. And while you may be worried about whether or not you missed a spot shaving the back of your leg – the massage therapist is focused on how your leg feels.  She’s feeling for tight spots in muscles. She’s watching you for your response to increased pressure and she’s listening to your breathing to see if you are relaxing or tensing as she works into muscles.

She is focused on how...


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A different approach to facials

January 13, 2014
When I decided to offer facials at Milford Massage Wellness and Yoga, I set out to create something completely different from what other spas or health centers were offering. I wanted a completely chemical free, die-free, perfume-free experience, where I could name every ingredient that we put on someone's face. Also the masks, scrubs, toners and cleansers had to be as effective as the chemical stuff  and smell good, fresh and wholesome. We researched and tested different masks, scrubs and cl...
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Making New Years Resolutions That Stick

January 4, 2014
Every year just before mid-night on the 31st I light a fire. Into the fire I throw all the bad things that have happened in my year - allowing the flames to burn all of the bad experiences with the intention of letting go of them and gaining the perspective and wisdom they provided. When the ashes settle, I add another log to the fire and throw in my intentions for the year. It's a simple list of what I want to achieve.  As the ashes swirl in the fire, I close my eyes and envision having achi...
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October Milford Massage, Wellness and Yoga Newsletter

October 8, 2013

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Virabhadrasana: The Legend Behind the Warrior Poses

October 2, 2013
Yoga is, on the surface, deceptively simple. One simply breathes, her body into a pose and holds it. But as one delves deeper into the layers of the knowledge and wisdom that make up the poses we hold, breathe through and release, one discovers rich symbolism in every movement.

In almost every yoga class, I teach, we do Virabhadrasana, or the Warrior Pose (I, II, and sometimes III). I have always been drawn to these poses, feeling that they have a unique power to heal and strengthen the spirit...
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Take the 30 day Yoga Challenge

October 1, 2013
Everyone comes to the yoga mat for different reasons. Some people want to gain flexibility, others to lose weight and still others to relieve stress. At the beginning yoga is hard work, there is little feeling of meditation or spiritual enlightenment as your breathe through Sun Salutations, or hold downward dog... with time, though, yoga, for many becomes a way of connecting with self. It becomes a gateway for relaxation and inner discovery.  For most people that journey takes time and consis...
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My meditation Story

September 27, 2013
When I was a teenager meditation struck me as something that Tibetan monks do in their enclaves far removed from society. It had a sacred almost forbidden aura around it.  I watched documentaries on Buddhist monks and how they could control their body temperature, the movement of their diaphragm, and enter worlds of pure bliss. As I entered the chaotic and hormonal world of teenage-dom, I became envious of their stillness.

So at about 14, with the help of the very enlightened parents of a goo...
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Six Massage Questions You're Afraid to Ask: Get the Inside Scoop

September 13, 2013
By Robert Chute
Considering massage but have a few concerns? Get your answers here!

I'm a bit uncomfortable taking all my clothes off when I go for massage. Do I have to be completely naked to receive massage?
Some people go under the sheets without a stitch on, others wear underwear, and some people prefer to wear shorts, sweatpants, or even their regular street clothes. No, you don't have to take off more clothes than you are comfortable with to receive massage. Talk to your therapis...

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Quieting Demons During Downward Dog

September 9, 2013
Downward dog has never been my favorite pose. In fact, I kinda hated it until yesterday.  The pose made my wrists hurt, my arms tired, my calf muscles scream.... but yoga teachers routinely told me it was a resting pose. Over the years, I built strength in my wrists and it was no longer painful, but I never enjoyed the experience of being an up-side-down V.

Yesterday, though, everything clicked. I had an "aha" moment. Instead of focusing my energy on my arms and the stretching in my calf musc...
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Living Life of Adventure, One Breath at a Time


Paige Deiner My life is a wild carpet ride full of unique experiences and one of a kind adventures. I sometimes find myself holding onto the tassels, rather than sitting squarely in the middle of my "magic carpet" - but so far I haven't fallen off and I'm loving the ride. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Yoga Alliance 200 yoga instructor. I have been a Reiki Master for 8 years, and have meditated since childhood. My daughter thinks I'm a hippie, I think I am a very organized dreamer. The truth may be somewhere in the middle. I would probably be a vegetarian but I fear mutiny... But I do try my best to practice what I preach. I yoga everyday and meditate nightly. I am lucky enough to have a fantastic Reiki partner so I receive some universal wisdom each Tuesday. And I am an avid, nerdy reader. I clean to books on tape, and usually read about two non-fiction and one fiction book a week.