Archive for October 2017

8 words to know in yoga class

8 words to know in yoga class
Are you ever overwhelmed or confused by the Sanskrit words used in yoga? I’m here to help with the simple meaning of these 8 words to know in yoga class. Pranayama: controlled breathing Mantra: repeating words or syllables Asana: posture or pose Vinyasa: a series of poses Tadasana: mountain pose (standing tall at the top... Read more »

Friday Favorites: Clocks, Probiotics and Lentil Soup

Friday Favorites: Clocks, Probiotics and Lentil Soup
Happy Friday!  We made it through another week and I’m excited to share some of my favorite things from the week with you. I am finally watching this.  (I love that it takes place in Chicago) Do I need this beautiful clock? My sister was getting rid of these high tops and I cleaned them up.  They... Read more »

Hillary Clinton reveals yoga helped her after her election loss

Hillary Clinton reveals yoga helped her after her election loss
                            I couldn’t sleep last night and cracked open What Happened; Hillary Clinton’s new book and quickly got sucked in to her light hearted and honest approach. I appreciate the healing benefits and power of how yoga helped her after her election loss.... Read more »
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Finally confident to go makeup free at 40

Finally confident to go makeup free at 40
I’ve been a daily makeup girl since high school.  I never liked heavy makeup but tended to be self-conscious of my uneven, red and shiny skin. I applied foundation, cover up and powder regularly in hopes to conceal my real face.  It wasn’t until I reached 40 that I had the confidence to go makeup free.... Read more »

David Swenson reminds us of the roots of yoga

David Swenson reminds us of the roots of yoga
This morning I took a workshop at Shri Yoga Center with David Swenson called Ashtanga: The Tradition of Yoga. The friendly class explored the origins of modern day flow yoga and how it connects with the arrival of Ashtanga in the Western world. David, who began practicing at age 13 in the 1960’s, reminds us of... Read more »