Good Space Yoga

with Kathy Ornish

Winter/Spring 2010

- Schedule of classes

- Home Practice

- Therapeutic Yoga

- Inspiration

Happy New Year! A new year often brings about some sort of resolution –
initiating a resolve to begin or end something. We often think about the
practice of yoga as helping us in managing stress and as an aid to greater
self-awareness. Most commonly, when we think of practices that aid us in
those endeavors, we usually think of postures, breathing and meditation.

However, it’s easy to overlook the simple yet profound effects that
everyday lifestyle choices can make. Those choices can actually help
support our other yoga practices by keeping our mental attitudes clear.
Lifestyle changes help us create a fit instrument - body and mind - so that
we can lead a healthy and joyful life, and further our self-transformation

Over the next few newsletters, I am going to have suggestions regarding
sleep, food, managing desires, and miscellaneous ways in which you can add
lifestyle changes to enhance your health.

This time, let’s start with…

The process of sleep provides deep rest for the body and the mind, but
most of us either don’t sleep enough or, when we try to sleep, we are
restless because our minds are full of thoughts and worries. There is an
old story:
Someone asked the Master, "How do you practice Zen?"
The master said, "When you are hungry, eat; when you are tired, sleep."
"Isn't that what everyone does anyway?"
The master replied, "No, No. Most people entertain a thousand desires
when they eat and scheme over a thousand thoughts when they sleep."

Try these suggestions:

- What time you eat and what you eat affect your sleep – try to eat a
lighter dinner not too late in the evening.

- 30 min -1 hour before bed, end your day by engaging in something
relaxing and peaceful (read, meditate, listen to music, take a bath, do
some breathing). No, watching the TV doesn’t count.

- Go to bed around the same time every night (ideally before 11pm) and get
a full 8 hours of sleep.

In service,

K.O. and
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Home Practices

Healthy eating is the practice for this newsletter! I've included another
one of my favorite using seasonal butternut squash.

Butternut Cauliflower Pasta Soup Recipe


Therapeutic Yoga

What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga Therapy adapts and applies Yoga techniques and practices to help
individuals who are facing health challenges. It offers a personalized
practice that empowers the individual to progress toward greater health by
managing their condition, reducing symptoms, restoring balance, and
facilitating healing on all levels of our being.

I've opened a new office!

I will still be inside the Center for Yoga, but I will have a new, larger
studio/classroom for private therapeutic sessions, as well as small group
therapeutic classes.

Please contact me for an appointment or regarding your special interest
for a therapeutic class.


Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of it's furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.


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