Posts in category "Yoga"

What I am Reading: "Survivors on the Yoga Mat," "The Alchemist" and "Ecological Cooking"

What I am Reading: "Survivors on the Yoga Mat," "The Alchemist" and "Ecological Cooking"
I am reading five books at the same time right now.  I’ve been trudging through The Alchemist for a while and picked up a few new books my teacher was passing on at the yoga retreat last weekend.  It is fun to switch from book to book as the mood strikes, but part of me... Read more »

I'm inspired by the weekend yoga retreat

I'm inspired by the weekend yoga retreat
We all are faced with many choices every day.  From little choices like what  foods we choose to put in our bodies and clothes to wear each day. Of course, there are bigger decisions involving relationships, schools, jobs, health and family. We choose how we spend our time and money and sometimes become comfortable in... Read more »

My first ever yoga retreat

My first ever yoga retreat
I’ve always wanted to go on a yoga retreat but there have been reasons holding me back. 1. My kids were too little to leave. 2. My husband working weekend hours. 3. The money to pay for said retreat. 4. Stepping out of my comfort zone. The retreat this weekend came at the perfect time... Read more »
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Kathryn Budig Graces Yoga Journal Cover

Kathryn Budig Graces Yoga Journal Cover
I let out a little scream when this month’s Yoga Journal appeared in my mailbox.  The cover displays the confident, radiant and strong Kathryn Budig.  I follow the yogi, author and philanthropist on Instagram and am inspired by her realness, honesty and kindness. I jumped at the opportunity to interview the soon to be married... Read more »

BKS Iyengar Dies at 96 years old

BKS Iyengar Dies at 96 years old
Yoga Guru BKS Iyengar died August 20, 2014 at a private hospital in Pune, India after being hospitalized with a kidney ailment over the past week. According to the New York Times, “President Pranab Mukherjee said, “The nation has lost a personality who devoted his entire life to the teaching and dissemination of India’s ancient... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »
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