Browsing Archive: September, 2013

My meditation Story

Posted by Paige Oxlaj on Friday, September 27, 2013, In : Meditation 
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

Posted by Paige Oxlaj on Friday, September 13, 2013, In : Massage 
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

Posted by Paige Oxlaj on Monday, September 9, 2013, In : yoga 
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.