Posts tagged "Yoga"

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 »

Yoga quotes to inspire you

Yoga quotes to inspire you
Do enjoy when teachers read quotes during yoga class? I find concise and inspiring words can be motivating and eye-opening on the mat. Here are a few of my favorite impactful quotes plus a funny one. Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.–B.K.S. Iyengar “The success... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Recipes, books, yoga and healthy living links to read

Recipes, books, yoga and healthy living links to read
If you are in the reading mood, here are some of my favorites articles I’ve published here over the years.  I hope your holidays are filled with peace and love. Stay healthy The good and bad of the Fitbit Ten tips for a three-day juice cleanse Oil Pulling: your mouth will feel very clean after... Read more »