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Do you want to be touched during yoga class?

Do you want to be touched during yoga class?
A new yoga student came up to me after his first class glowing.  He told me how much he enjoyed class and then asked me a question I’ve been thinking about a lot. “When do you begin to adjust and correct me?” I explained to him that generally I like to get to know my... Read more »

Instagram Yoga Challenge

Committing to be a part of a June Instagram Yoga Challenge was a risk for many reasons. 1.  Posting photos of myself daily in yoga poses. 2.  Finding confidence in my body and form was necessary. 3.  Proving to myself just because I have MS doesn’t mean that I can’t be active and do yoga. 4.... Read more »

Manduka Kids Yoga Mat Giveway

Manduka Kids Yoga Mat Giveway
Manduka, the maker of the yoga mat I practice on daily, unveiled its summer line starring the new LiveON collection.  It offers yogis the first-ever 100% reclaimable and recyclable mats for kids and adults.  I love the idea of the whole family practicing together with eco-friendly mats. This is also Manduka’s first printed mat with animal design... Read more »
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Prenatal Yoga in Chicago

Prenatal Yoga in Chicago
This interview was written and originally published in 2011 by my blogger friend Kate Schott Bolduc.  Sadly, Kate is ending her blog as she is busy with her kids and many other things.   Over the years, I’ve received many phone calls and emails from the article. Kate and I agreed this post was one to... Read more »

Asana of the Day: Pigeon Pose

Asana of the Day: Pigeon Pose
Today is the first in a new series where I will be detailing yoga asanas and the benefits they offer your body. For now I’m sticking with basic poses that most people can do.  I will offer tips to modify if needed. One-legged King Pigeon or Eka Pada Rajakapotasana is a deep hip stretch. Here... Read more »

Finding my mantra

Finding my mantra
I’m reading Judith Lasater’s Living Your Yoga. She does a nice job of suggesting several mantras for daily living broken up into different sections of the book including Self-Judgment, Letting Go, Patience and Faith.  Here are some of them I relate to. My life is a work in progress. All the answers are within me. Life... Read more »
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I am never ever going back to Bikram Yoga

I am never ever going back to Bikram Yoga
My very first yoga class was Bikram at Lehmann’s Athletic Club in 2000.  It was the 26 poses and my teacher, Liz, would bring space heaters. I went every Sunday and think it might have been how I fell in love with yoga. According to bikramyoga.com: Bikram Yoga is the 26 postures Sequence selected and developed by... Read more »

My Yoga Goals for the New Year

My Yoga Goals for the New Year
The new year is a time to reflect and assess.  It never is a bad idea to try to work on being better in the coming days. In particular, I have some yoga goals for 2014. 1.  Attend more classes.  With my teaching schedule and home practice, I do yoga everyday.  Yet, there is so... Read more »

Gifts for a Yoga Lover

This <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TYEYK6/ref=s9_simh_gw_p201_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0PD0W5BE6JJ75CKQC5QR&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1630083502&pf_rd_i=507846"> Thai Buddha Peace statue</a> is small enough to create a personal shrine to practice in front of.
The holiday season is over for my family since we celebrate Hanukkah and it was extremely early this year.  But, I know many of you are shopping and wondering what to get your yogi friend, spouse, sister, mother or cousin. We yogis don’t like a lot of clutter, so it is important to find a... Read more »
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Yoga during pregnancy

Yoga during pregnancy
My husband and I are celebrating ten years of marriage far away.  Kim Z. Dale, a Chicago Now blogger and fellow yogi, is writing today about yoga during pregnancy and afterwards.  Please check out Kim’s blog Listing Towards Forty and welcome her to Ups and Downs of a Yoga Mom.   Isn’t pregnancy supposed to... Read more »
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