Women's Beth Gibbs

Construction Bridges

Construction Bridges

by BethBridges over the Seine by Marc Chagall*“Voyager, there are no bridges, one builds them as one walks” —Gloria AnzaldúaI first read quote on a calendar of inspirational daily quotes. It... read more
The Freeze Reaction And Tension

The Freeze Reaction And Tension

by BethIce On The Siene at Bennecourt by Claude MonetMost of us are familiar with the term “fight or flight” as a response to stress. However, there is another response currently being... read more
Keeping Area

Keeping Area

by BethKathy Shufflebarger, Age 63 by Melina MezaRecently there have been a couple of posts on the topic of “holding space.” It’s a fascinating topic and when Nina said she’d like to see an... read more
The Koshas: A Yoga Style For Wholesome Growing Older, Phase 1

The Koshas: A Yoga Style For Wholesome Growing Older, Phase 1

by BethPhoto by Marie Lossky (@Marie.Lossky on Instagram)I’ve written about the koshas, especially The Witness (vijnanamaya kosha), in several previous posts because I’ve been working with this... read more
Breath And Power (pranamaya Kosha)

Breath And Power (pranamaya Kosha)

by Beth Windswept Landscape by Camille CorotThis post on Pranamaya Kosha is number four in my series on the multi-dimensional five-layer Kosha model of the human being. Pranamaya Kosha contains two... read more
Chakras: Courses At The Trail To Therapeutic

Chakras: Courses At The Trail To Therapeutic

by BethWalking Maze by Heidi Santschi of Heidi Santschi Garden DesignMost of us have encountered the chakras at some point in our yoga journey. Some of us have solid knowledge of the origins and... read more
Aligning Your Pelvis

Aligning Your Pelvis

by BethFirst, my disclaimer: Anatomy is not my strongest suit but through training, mentoring and study, I’ve learned enough of the basics to be able to execute and modify yoga postures to work... read more
Cultivating An Angle Of Gratitude

Cultivating An Angle Of Gratitude

by BethContentment by Maxfield Parrish*The word “gratitude” means to be thankful and appreciative for something or someone. An attitude of gratitude helps us live our lives with a greater sense... read more
The Witness (vijnyanamayakosha)

The Witness (vijnyanamayakosha)

by BethGateway by Marie Lossky (@Marie.Lossky on Instagram)This post on The Witness is my sixth post in my series on the five-layer Kosha model of the human being. The physical body (Annamayakosha),... read more
The Psychological/emotional Frame (manomayakosha)

The Psychological/emotional Frame (manomayakosha)

by BethMind/Heart by Kazuaki Tanahashi*This post on the mental/emotional body is the fifth post in the series on the five-layer Kosha model of the human being. (The physical body, Annamayakosha, the... read more
Waking The Witness

Waking The Witness

by BethNew Morning by Dan ChristensenAccording to yogic tradition, koshas are a layered model that maps five interrelated, mutually interdependent levels, bodies, sheaths or "treasures" that are... read more
Cultivating Mindful Selection

Cultivating Mindful Selection

by BethChocolate Ideal by Alphonse Mucha“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise so I’m changing myself.” —Rumi, 13th century Persian poet and Sufi... read more
Yoga Has No Age Limits

Yoga Has No Age Limits

by BethLily by Piet MondrianI am a firm believer that yoga is for everybody and every body at any age. As we become elderly, the time will come when a decision needs to be made to age at home or in... read more
How You Can Take A Yoga Holiday

How You Can Take A Yoga Holiday

by BethRishi's Posture“Let us suppose, for instance, that a letter has to be posted in a mailbox a hundred yards away. If the mouth of the mailbox is all we see in the mind’s eye, then the... read more
Power Up!

Power Up!

by BethYoung Italian Girl Resting by Paul Cezanne According to the Mayo Clinic nearly everyone is overtired or overworked from time to time. Unrelenting fatigue is a whole different matter. When... read more
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