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The Radiance of Inner Light

We are light.  Within us is a light, very much like the Sun, that is unchanging and brilliant.  This is one of the fundamental teachings in yoga philosophy.  The darkness of the winter creates an inward movement of our attention that creates opportunities to experience our inner life and radiance. As we move into this […]

Breathe Your Way to Vitality & Stress Reduction

By Mary Hilliker, RDN, E-RYT-500, CYT I’m a skeptic.  I’m not into the latest diet craze, exercise routine, electronic device or trendy clothing designer.  I don’t own a purse that costs more than the monthly home mortgage.  But I am into science and I love what research continues to teach us about our experiences as […]

Yoga for EmBODIED Awareness: Conscious Eating, Active Living, Habit Change

Using Yoga for EmBODIED Awareness: Yoga for Conscious Eating, Active Living and Habit Change Can the tools of yoga help us change our habits?  Yoga is a powerful practice for transformation and change.  The tools of yoga can be applied in specific ways to help us strengthen will and change habits around food, exercise and […]

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Gut Health, Yoga & Conscious Eating

by Mary Hilliker, RD, E-RYT 500, Certified Viniyoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist In an earlier article, I covered the basics of yoga and healthy eating for better digestion.  The ancients in India understood the connection between digestion and health and elucidated it through the science of Ayurveda.  Modern scientific studies have shown the connection between […]

Yoga & Winter Seasonal Changes

by Mary Hilliker, RD, E-RYT 500, CYT “This season of the year grinds the very soul out of me.  My nerves lose their tone, my teeth ache, and my courage falls to the bottomless bottom of infinitude.” – Henry Adams in a letter to Charles Milnes Gaskell, 1869   Are there days, weeks or months that […]

Feel Your Best with Yoga: Cancer Treatment and Recovery

by Mary Hilliker, RD, E-RYT 500, Certified Viniyoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist Life changes in an instant with a diagnosis of cancer.  It’s like a big wave crashing through the house rearranging everything.  How do you manage the big wave?  The ancient science of yoga provides useful tools for coping with the diagnosis and treatments […]

Transitions and Transformation

by Mary Hilliker, RD, E-RYT 500, CYT Change in our life comes in many different ways.  Sometimes we plan for the change.  A retirement, career change or getting married are examples of things that we often consciously choose.  And then some changes blow in like a strong wind taking with it any sense of order […]