The office plants are going wild, reaching desperately for more pot space. Unfortunately, the biggest philodendron is missing completely,
Author: Scott Dee
DiscOasis at SCBG
DiscOasis. It's an oasis of disco in an otherwise disco-less land. Open until Labor Day at South Coast Botanic Garden.
Six on Saturday – 17 Jul, 2021
Even through a touch-and-go week, the plants are blooming up happily! The curious cactus has put up a new set of leaves, while the wildflowers treat everything like a competitor for sun.
Cooling Sitali Breath
This yogic breathing practice can help lower your body temperature and relax your thoughts. It has an overall calming effect on the nervous system, reducing anxiety and agitation. For those of us in SoCal with the pending heatwaves and wildfire season, this breath is a must-have. It brings cooling.
Six on Saturday – 10 Jul, 2021
been. For one thing, I have a confession to make - I left my plants alone nearly all week. I went on a long vacation. I didn't know what the weather would be like, and I took a gamble on how to water them.
Walking Under the Sun’s Fury
It is 1pm and 110F-ish. I'm hiding in the shade of a rock lip in Vasquez Park. I missed the desert. This post written before I cooked under the heat of the sun.
Six on Saturday – 3 Jul, 2021
Fourth of July is right around the corner, and the plants are bursting like fireworks! I actually think I'll have the greatest number of blossoms that week, especially with the Billy Ball putting on a show.
This is a combination of breathing and thinking. Not a lot of thinking, mind you! Just a bit to help your breath focus in a particular way. In exchange, this exercise doesn’t require you to maintain a set rhythm or muscular use. The focus here is not exactly how you breathe, but why.
Six on Saturday – 26 Jun, 2021
It looks like the plants are focusing on growing leaves this week. The flowers are sticking around, the plants are the same height - but there's just so much more green! I love it.
Resonant Breathing – Find Balance
Resonant breathing is a uniquely-paced breathing exercise. Rather than settling into a timeless rhythm or counting numbers, you’ll be sticking to a set number of complete breaths per minute. Resonant breathing, also known as coherent breathing, has been shown to maximize your heart rate variability (HRV).