Posts tagged "Yoga"

Yoga and training my cats to stay off my yoga mat

TWOOOOO CAAAAAATS!!! *in my 2 Chainz voice* That’s how many cats I have, which means I have two bodies to fling off my mat every time I lay it down. Each time it’s the same routine:  I unroll my mat. The cats proceed to lay on it and sometimes bathe themselves. I pick them up... Read more »

5 Awesome Things Happening in Chicago Parks Besides Shootings

5 Awesome Things Happening in Chicago Parks Besides Shootings
Chicago is back in the news. For gun violence. Again. This morning, I woke up to an NBC Chicago news article in my Facebook timeline, “Boy, 3, Among 13  People Shot in Chicago Park“. The overnight shooting quickly grew legs outside of Chicago and popped up in CNN.com’s top headlines. Not a good look for “The... Read more »

Just breathe: On being alone and surrounded by dogs and flies in Sedona

Just breathe: On being alone and surrounded by dogs and flies in Sedona
I really did not want to think about yoga while I was on my birthday vacation trip to Sedona. But, the thing I didn’t want to think about was the first thing that came to mind when I found myself alone in the Red Rocks surrounded by dogs and flies. On my first day at... Read more »
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Increasing Your Prayer Life Through Mindfulness

Increasing Your Prayer Life Through Mindfulness
Last night, I was commuting home later than usual. I said a prayer of protection over myself as I was exiting the train (a particularly wise practice ANYTIME you’re traveling on the Green Line) . As I walked, I also prayed for others who were commuting late just like me and I thanked all the... Read more »

Finding Yoga in Every Day Life…Even My Accessories!

Finding Yoga in Every Day Life…Even My Accessories!
Ever since I decided a few months ago to go all-in with yoga and train 200 hours for my teaching certification, I’ve been trying to cultivate a pure love for yoga. You would think that someone who decides to devote a huge CHUNK of their personal savings and time (a year) to focusing on yoga... Read more »