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Diaphragmic Breathing

Posted by: Cathy Legget - May 2, 2022

In last month’s blog post, I reviewed how to breathe in a yoga class. Today, I wanted to spend some time highlighting a specific and very important breath technique that is not necessarily meant to be used throughout a class. It’s a separate practice that you would do seated or lying down on its own, […]

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How to Breathe in Yoga

Posted by: Cathy Legget - April 11, 2022

Breath is key to a yoga practice. It’s a bridge between the physical and mental body and is what differentiates yoga from other forms of exercise. And while a focus on the breath may be difficult to grasp as a beginner yogi, as you become a more seasoned yogi this breath body connection truly is […]

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All About Stress

Posted by: Cathy Legget - February 21, 2022

Stress. It seems to lurk everywhere. Longer working hours, less sleep, more pressure, a ‘stress epidemic’ is our reality.  I lived it, to the extreme perhaps, as a banker in NYC for over a decade. As a wellness professional now, I teach all sorts of techniques to manage stress, from yoga/meditation to gratitude journaling and broader […]

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Mindfulness for Busy People

Posted by: Cathy Legget - January 24, 2022

It’s a new year. 2022. With continued uncertainty in the world around us, perhaps you’ve taken the opportunity to control what you can this year, your own wellness. Instead of big lofty goals that are, let’s face it, likely to be left behind in a few months, below are a few ideas on how to […]

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Meditation for Yogis

Posted by: Cathy Legget - October 19, 2020

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali refers to eight limbs of yoga, each of which offers guidance on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. Asana, the physical postures of yoga, is just one of the eight limbs of what we in the West call “yoga”. Three of the limbs, Pratyahara, Dharana and Dhyana are […]

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Why Meditate?

Posted by: Cathy Legget - July 12, 2020

You have probably heard that meditation is good for you. A workout for your brain akin to a weightlifting session for your body. Perhaps you are aware it helps reduce stress, but did you know that there are hundreds of studies pointing to other health benefits (mental and physical) ? The research is growing at […]

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Having Trouble Meditating? You’re Not Alone

Posted by: Cathy Legget - April 29, 2020

So, you’ve decided to start a Meditation practice. You’ve carved out the time to sit in silence or perhaps you’ve joined a guided class or are using an app, but you can’t help but wonder: am I doing this right? Your mind keeps racing, you feel bored, can’t sit still, are falling asleep or maybe […]

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Mindfulness in Uncertain Times

Posted by: Cathy Legget - March 26, 2020

Here we are. Our world has been completely turned upside down in just a matter of weeks with the emergence of COVID-19. The usual comfort of a consistent routine has been challenged as we adjust our day-to-day schedules to the new reality of work-from-home and social distancing. With the drastic change in daily life, uneasy […]

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