by Deborah Metzger There is no doubt that the pandemic and subsequent lock-down has been a challenge for everyone. If the inconvenience of closing businesses is all that we have had to deal with we should count ourselves very fortunate. Unfortunately for many of us this year has been much more challenging. And though there… Continue reading Mindfulness in the Continuing Pandemic
Though the holiday may officially mean something else, Thanksgiving is known as a day of overindulgence verging on gluttony. And not only with food, but with drink and shopping, too. It may be the day when we are encouraged to give in to most of our vices under the guise of giving thanks for what… Continue reading Tips to Avoid Overindulging
by Paul Schindel, Three Bears Communications When we met in 1999, Deborah was mailing out a multipage, black and white, typewritten, xeroxed newsletter every quarter with program notes and her teachings. I made some suggestions that helped PCYH reach more people more economically, and look much better in the process, and we’ve been working collaborators… Continue reading The page turns.
By Lauren Swanekamp, HC, RYT, AADP Thanksgiving is almost here and it is a great time to celebrate family and reflect on what we are grateful for. However, it’s also a holiday that can encourage overeating of unhealthy foods. If you are tired of the bloat, fatigue and blood sugar crash that accompany this holiday, here are… Continue reading 5 Tips for a Mindful and Healthy Thanksgiving
by Deborah Metzger If the thought of meditation conjures up sitting in a lotus position for hours or chanting something unintelligible with knees screaming and legs falling asleep, let’s dispel that myth right now! The fact is that most of us cannot sit still for even a nanosecond without time traveling in our minds –… Continue reading Daunted by Meditation? Try Eating a Raisin!
By Franziska Raeber Tuesday is my yoga class day. My time out. Just me and my yoga mat and, well, a bunch of other people doing yoga in a room. An all-level class, so you have the ones that go into a head stand as their ‘relaxing’ pose and the commoners like me, that just… Continue reading The Non-Yogi view of Yoga: So far and yet so close
Part of our series “People of Princeton Yoga” we asked students, teachers and employees to write some of their thoughts on yoga. Meet Franziska Raeber, she has been part of what we call the ‘experiment of Princeton Yoga’ since 2005. First as student and as SEVA, later as manager for all things marketing and business.… Continue reading The Non-Yogi view of Yoga: I am a ‘Yogi’
by Deborah Metzger, Founder and director of the Princeton Center for Yoga & Health What is a labyrinth? The labyrinth is an ancient symbol seen in cultures around the globe. Exactly when it became a walking path is a bit of a mystery, but today they are popping up in schools, hospitals, community centers, and… Continue reading Unveiling of New Labyrinth – Walk the Labyrinth with Intention
By Lauren Swanekamp One of the biggest themes of the holidays is giving to others, doing for others, and spending time with friends and family. It’s a beautiful time of year for giving and being thankful, however, many of us go slightly overboard with this theme and end up exhausted, resentful and just plain burnt… Continue reading Find Relaxation this Holiday Season
By Deborah Metzger, Owner and Director Humans have been making – and breaking – New Year’s Resolutions for thousands of years. Improvements in health are perennial favorites: losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising more, and taking time for relaxation, are likely to top many people’s lists. Unfortunately, research and surveys show that a small minority of… Continue reading Worried About Breaking Your New Year’s Resolutions? Try Thinking Like a Yogi