Category Archives: breathe

Do You Know How To Rest? Learning a Life-Saving Strategy

I have had a complicated relationship with “rest” over the years. My first awareness of this was when I found myself unable to step down on my foot without excruciating pain. It came out of the blue from one step to the next. One moment I could walk and the next moment I couldn’t. It

Sleep Like a Baby: Secrets from the Yoga World

Remember when you used to “sleep like a baby”? Maybe you still do, but I guess many of you would say getting restful sleep is more challenging than it used to be.  Sleep is something that you can take for granted until you aren’t getting enough of it. Ask any menopausal woman and she will

From Hardship to Healing: The lastest Manifestation Lab Podcast

Here is the description of the podcast I just recorded with the lovely Kelly Howe from The Manifestation Lab. Links to the podcast are also listed below. Enjoy! Have you ever been touched by a story of transformation that resonates with your own struggles and aspirations? Dr. Lynn Rossy joins us on a heartfelt exploration

Why I Love Costa Rica and Maybe You Should Too!

Pura Vida is Costa Rica’s unofficial national slogan, and you hear it everywhere. The meaning of pura vida is “pure life,” and symbolizes the simple, cheerful outlook and lifestyle of what is often called the happiest country in the world. Pura Vida can be used to say “hello,” “good-bye,” “okay,” “you bet,” “don’t worry, be

How do you want to live life? As your first or your last day?

I have often heard people talk about living life as if it is your last day. But in a recent interview with Suleika Jaouad, author of Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted, I heard her say that we should live life as if it is our first. She is speaking from her

Strengthen Your Heart Connection—”Hello Beautiful!”

It’s estimated that we have approximately 60,000 thoughts a day. Whew! That’s a lot. What’s even more amazing is that, according to research, 75% of these thoughts are negative and 95% are repetitive. We excel at criticism and judgment. And these repetitive, automatic thoughts lead us to believe ideas about ourselves that are less than

Messages From the Heart: Listening to Your Inner Wisdom

January is replete with messages on how to improve yourself with new exercise routines, meditation/yoga courses, and dieting/weight loss advice. Of course, we know from experience and from the data that traditional New Year’s resolutions often last less than the month in which they were made. But year after year people jump on board and

Adapting to Autumn: Three Transformational Practices for the Season

Among the ancient healing modalities found in Energy Medicine, the theories and practices of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are front and center. As a psychologist, it is the study of the Five Elements from TCM which I have found most fascinating. While I learned many theories of personality in my psychology training, I have learned

The Wisdom in Balance: Contracting and Expanding

NOTE TO START: This will be the beginning of a new era of writing which will focus on my two current areas of interest — Yoga and Energy Medicine. I have been teaching yoga in the Kripalu tradition for 25 years and, for the past three years, I have been teaching an Energy Medicine Yoga

Taking It Off The Mat: Yoga For Your Life

I’m in the middle of teaching the 21-Day Summer Sunrise Yoga series. Every two days I teach one of the Yamas or Niyamas (basically the yogic directions on how to live your life found in Limbs One and Two of the Eight Limbed Path of Yoga). Each Yama and Niyama have an associated mudra (hand