Category: Yoga

Five random yoga facts

Five random yoga facts
Did you know… 1. Yoga began in Northern India over 5,000 years ago. The word yoga was first mentioned in the oldest sacred texts, the Rig Veda. 2. According to Yoga Journal, Americans spend 2.5 billion dollars a year on yoga instruction. 3. People who practice yoga are believed to live longer than their counterparts who don’t. The... Read more »

Take five minutes to breathe today

Take five minutes to breathe today
This cartoon made me laugh out loud and really spoke the truth to me at the same time. We all spend a large chunk of our time taking care of other people and we forget to be kind to ourselves.  Our population generally feels guilty for doing nothing. This week I suggest you set your... Read more »

Partner yoga is a healthy and bonding valentine activity

Partner yoga is a healthy and bonding valentine activity
I do love the concept behind Valentine’s Day. It is a nice reminder to celebrate the love between partners, parents, friends, children and special people in our lives. With that being said, over the years the emphasis has shifted more to the kids and less towards special night between me and my husband. We’ve had... Read more »
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Be vulnerable on your yoga mat

Be vulnerable on your yoga mat
One of the many reasons I love yoga is my opportunity to be vulnerable on my mat.  Once I breathe and clear my mind, my truly authentic self emerges. When my body moves and focuses on my alignment and rhythmic inhales and exhales, there is little room left to wonder how I appear versus how... Read more »

Star Wars Yoga

Star Wars Yoga
Did you see the new Star Wars movie?  We went with the kids and my parents and my mom impressed us when she shared how she remembers waiting in line for tickets to see the first Star Wars movie in 1977. Previously, I had only seen a few of the six Star Wars films, but... Read more »

Yoga videos to practice anywhere

Yoga videos to practice anywhere
This time of year tends to mess with our schedules.  Holiday parties, sugary treats and travels sometimes make it a challenge to stick to your yoga practice.  Ironically, this is the time of year many of us need yoga the most. Here are a few of my favorite short videos that you can do in... Read more »
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How to stand taller

How to stand taller
Have you ever caught your reflection in a window and surprised by what you see?  Recently I noticed myself in a full on slouch; round back, hunched shoulder and head hanging.  I consciously fixed my posture and was shocked at the difference both physically and mentally. Here are a few tips to stand taller. 1.... Read more »

Yoga Mom's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Yoga Mom's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide
The holiday season is here.  Gift buying can be expensive, excessive and stressful, but I’ve decided to make it easier and fun for you. Here are some presents that are simple to purchase and still send a positive message. 1. Hamsa Shirt. I am all about shopping local, especially this time of year.  Chicago artist... Read more »

It is impossible to be bad at yoga

It is impossible to be bad at yoga
I had my 20-year high school reunion this weekend.  After the usual “How are you?”  and “Where do you live?” Yoga often came up. (Thanks to Facebook). Not only this weekend, but often when I meet others that are interested but intimidated by yoga, I hear the same answer. “I am not good at yoga.”... Read more »
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I am grateful to my yoga students

I am grateful to my yoga students
My yoga students often thank me at the end of class and while I appreciate their gratitude, I often think I am the one that should be thanking them. My students get me in my yoga clothes and to class every day.  I know they are getting out of their cozy pajamas to come to... Read more »