Posts tagged "Yoga"

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 »

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 »

Inspiring Instagram accounts to follow

Inspiring Instagram accounts to follow
These days I find myself scrolling through Instagram frequently.  There are many inspiring Instagram accounts to follow and I am happy to share just a little of view of the pretty photos in my feed. truly_triplets, those adorable faces above, are my daily baby fix. The mom of one son plus three identical triplet girls is a joy... Read more »
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Do your kids do yoga?

Do your kids do yoga?
I’m often asked if my kids do yoga.  My flexible daughter is a gymnastic enthusiast and the poses often overlap, although I wouldn’t say she does yoga.  My kids do not think yoga is cool and as much as I try and explain the benefits of breath and meditation, I obviously I cannot force them. A... Read more »

Support autism with yoga and beer

Support autism with yoga and beer
Seva is a Sanskrit word meaning “selfless service” or work performed without any thought of reward or repayment. This time of year, especially, it is important to provide service to others no matter how busy we are. You can support Have Dreams, a Chicago based non-profit that helps individuals with Autism learn, function independently and socialize so that they realize... Read more »

Practicing santosa can make our world so much better

Practicing santosa can make our world so much better
Santosa is part of the Niyamas and means being content with what we have.  According to yoga philosophy practicing santosa in our lives will bring us a sense of peace and inner joy. Yesterday we celebrated the Jewish New Year and the Rabbi spoke about schaudenfreude, a pleasure derived from the misfortune of others. These days... Read more »
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Rooftop yoga while wearing headphones

Rooftop yoga while wearing headphones
Last night my sister and I practiced yoga on a rooftop as the sunset over Chicago’s beautiful skyline. The weather was ideal and a DJ accompanied us as we flowed; yet it was silent. When we arrived, we were handed a set of wireless glowing LED headphones and it surprised me how much they could... Read more »

How often do you clean your yoga mat?

How often do you clean your yoga mat?
I’m guilty of going way too long without cleaning my yoga mat.  Sometimes logistics can be tricky because I don’t like to clean my mat before my practice because then it can be wet and slippery.  Afterwards I don’t always have time to let it dry.  Also, I don’t want chemicals near my mat. This... Read more »

Asana of the Day: Triangle Pose

Asana of the Day: Triangle Pose
Extended triangle pose, or Utthita Trikkoasana, is one of those deep and fulfilling poses that I try to squeeze into every practice.  It targets my hard to reach side body, lengthens my torso and opens my heart. Admittedly, I didn’t always love this pose and I believe it took me some time (years) to learn... Read more »
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Yoga games your children will love

Yoga games your children will love
If I ask my second grader to do yoga with me, lately more often than not the answer is “no.” She is always asking me to play with her and was thrilled when I invited her to play a yoga game together. ThinkFun’s Yoga Cards the Game is a very simple and easy way to incorporate... Read more »