Entries by Debbie Philp

Yoga for Hikers: Hiking Mindfully

Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience.  It isn’t more complicated that that. ~Sylvia Boorstein Your backpack is loaded with water, snacks, and the safety equipment you will need for your hike. You have been practicing yoga as part of your conditioning, and you just did a quick sequence at the trailhead […]

Podcast Ep 19: Play Possum in Corpse Pose

After seeing lots of posts about opossums on my social media feeds thanks to the wildlife rehabbers who are taking in orphans and trying to raise awareness of the benefits of having opossums around, I thought I’d fill in some blanks with this episode. The Earth card from Alberto Villoldo’s Mystical Shaman Oracle deck set […]

Yoga for Hikers: Building Strength Between Hikes

The wilderness is healing, a therapy for the soul. ~Nicholas Kristof If you are new to hiking, getting back into it, or building up to a long hike or backpacking trip, your body will thank you for practicing these yoga poses on days between hikes. This sequence strengthens your hips, low back, shoulders, knees, calves, […]

Podcast Ep 18: A yoga practice to feel starfish energy

The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit deck by Kim Krans showed me Starfish for this episode. I’ll discuss what Starfish energy might be, then shift into a yoga practice which builds on the physical and energetic shape of Starfish. You will only need your yoga mat for the 30-minute practice. If you would like to chat […]