Join me every Tuesday as I share my yoga teacher training tales as an insider in the 200RYT teacher training at Guruv Yoga Studio, under the guidance of Tymi Howard.
When people hear (or read) that I am in ashtanga yoga teacher training, they want to know, “show me your favorite pose”. I think they expect me to do some pretzel twisted arm balance in my high heels and then post it on Instagram. Instead, I really want to drop down into corpse pose, savasana. Does that make me a lazy or a crazy yogi?
When I was working insane hours as a traditional neurologist, specializing in epilepsy, I rarely slept a full night in 10+ years. With constant patient emergencies, the pager would scream my mind back to an awake and alarmed state. Life was always in an emergency state, and making it to the yoga studio was a rare gift. The teachers never knew that the yoga studio was the only place (other than an airplane) that neither my pager nor the cell phone was on. The time I had in the studio was sacred, and savasana was often the only time I could rest uninterrupted.
After 45-70 minutes of doing physical postures (asanas) coordinated with breathing in hatha yoga, I was fully present. This meant my over analytical left brain was turned off- which is a rare occurrence for me. The blessing of savasana time would come, and then BOOM. Just like the shrill of the pager, the yoga teacher would startle my brain awake by reading prose, adjusting my legs, or spraying oils over my head. (*Note to scent spraying teachers: I know I stink after sweating in a hot room, your lavender oil is not a replacement for a shower.)
This week, let our mantra be: “I DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT”
This past weekend, I had to drive for over an hour to for a speaking engagement and to help a group of like-minded women mastermind about prosperity in their businesses. Ordinarily, an event like this fills me with joy. Unfortunately, I woke up Saturday morning thinking, “oh my gosh I will be disconnected from my computer, the internet, and my email inbox for 5-6 hours.” I was laser focused on all “to-do” list for the upcoming launch of my “Heal Your Headaches” program. Never mind that I am about to give a lecture about the importance of “being present” and bringing mindful living skills to our businesses.
Anyone that is a solopreneur or a small business owner understands, we don’t always take weekends off. Certainly this is a habit I learned from years in medical school, medical training, and working as a traditional neurologist. Physicians are not alone, I hear the same issue occurring with all of my coaching clients: difficulty focusing, checking work emails before bedtime, spending too much time on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Does this sound like you? I am also guilty as charged.Read More
Do migraine or tension headaches cause you to lose valuable time in your life? Have you missed days at work because of your headaches? Or did you have to miss an important event in your life because you couldn’t get your headaches under control?
I want to help you heal your headaches. This month I am launching a 6 week educational seminar online that will help you get the answers you have been searching for. As a neurologist and mind-body medicine physician, I have the expertise to discuss both traditional and holistic methods to treat headaches. I have spent over 10 years counseling thousands of patients on headaches, and now I want to share this knowledge with you. We will be discussing if your headaches are due to migraines or stress. We will discuss various over the counter, prescription, and holistic and natural treatments of headaches. I will teach you how to get your doctor to listen to you about your headaches so you can get the evaluation and treatment you need.
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*Please note this is an educational seminar and not meant to take the place of a proper medical evaluation by your physician.
Join me every Tuesday as I share my yoga teacher training tales as an insider in the 200RYT teacher training at Guruv Yoga Studio, under the guidance of Tymi Howard. This past week we were graced by the presence of Steve Ross, one of Tymi’s mentors.
I will admit I was physically uncomfortable at the start of class. Students from all over the country came to experience “Happy Yoga” with Steve Ross, so it was a full house at Guruv Yoga Studio. Our mats were jammed together with the heaters blazing and the bass pumping. I’m not sure whose sweat and feet were on my mat-but they weren’t mine. I’m suppose to be happy? It’s only Friday at 6:05pm, I have the whole weekend to survive. I stopped and reminded myself, “breathe Romie, life outside the yoga studio feels this claustrophobic sometimes.”Read More
This week, let our mantra be: “There Is Hope Within Me"
I was in that dark place for brief period; the dark place where I had lost all hope. The brief lapse of judgment came when I was sitting in my surgeon’s office several years ago. I was listening to someone on the team discuss the process of putting my affairs in order. I needed to think about disability insurance, multiple surgeries, and the possibility that I may have a rare autoimmune disease or cancer. It was all too much to process as the hope had just been sucked out of my heart.
Thankfully, in that moment I was flanked by my parents who announced to the surgeon, “we have complete hope.” My surgeon repeated the same thing, he wants to start with one surgery and has complete hope that I will have recovery. Being surrounded by people who love you and being offered their hope is the fuel we need to find hope for ourselves. This is the magic behind hope. We may not always have it for ourselves, but we can always hold hope for others.