Posts tagged "Yoga"

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 »

Living the Eight Limbs of Yoga (or yoga is more than physical poses)

Living the Eight Limbs of Yoga (or yoga is more than physical poses)
Many of my family and friends think I live in a rose-colored, unrealistic yoga world.  Yoga is a complex evolution I have been studying for seven years and plan to continue learning more my entire lifetime. Here in the western hemisphere yoga is often thought of as a physical practice. The asanas or poses are... Read more »

My husband tried yoga and lived to write about it

My husband tried yoga and lived to write about it
Yoga to my husband is the the time he watches the kids and I return happier, lighter and more fun to be around. For my birthday this week we discussed dinner options and I cautiously mentioned I instead wanted to practice yoga together as I knew it would benefit us both. “Whatever you want.” He... Read more »
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Try North Avenue Beach Yoga

Try North Avenue Beach Yoga
It has been a treat to spend time at North Avenue beach the past two weeks as my kids are at zoo camp right over the North Avenue Bridge.  Yesterday I noticed a sign for daily beach yoga classes at 10:00 a.m. (as well as 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.) and decided I had no... Read more »

Manduka releases the UnBLOK to enhance your yoga practice

Manduka releases the UnBLOK to enhance your yoga practice
Manduka recently released the new Manduka UnBLOK which is different than the symmetrical blocks you are used to.  The curve of the unBlOCK is created with two adjacent curved planes to create a more ergonomic shape. The unBLOK is a complement to any level and style and level of practice.  It helps anyone modify postures... Read more »

It is never a bad idea to go to yoga class

It is never a bad idea to go to yoga class
Over 10 years ago I had a regular yoga class that I attended every Sunday religiously. One morning I woke up unable to move my neck, despite the discomfort and out of habit, I headed to yoga and told my teacher I wasn’t sure what I would be able to do that morning because of... Read more »
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The Yoga Mat Tie: The easiest way to transport your yoga mat

The Yoga Mat Tie: The easiest way to transport your yoga mat
The nice folks that create the Yoga Mat Tie sent me some samples.  I appreciate this product because it is handmade by a yogi for yogis and I wanted to share it with you. Brian Saeger lives in Boulder Colorado and has been practicing and teaching yoga since the early 90′s. He is also a massage... Read more »

Top five favorite yoga poses

One of the hardest lists I could write is to narrow down the thousands of yoga poses into five of my favorite.  What I enjoy today can change tomorrow, in a few months or years as my yoga practice is constantly evolving. 1. Trikasana (Triangle Pose) This may have been the first pose that I really... Read more »

My yoga practice has changed for the better since my multiple sclerosis diagnosis

My yoga practice has changed for the better since my multiple sclerosis diagnosis
I fell in love with yoga during my first pregnancy.  Once a week I practiced on my now extinct Lincoln Park health club’s carpet and connected with my baby, my breath and noticed confidence in my body and decisions. After my son was born and the advertising agency hours didn’t work with my parenting schedule,... Read more »
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Are you an over sharer or an under sharer?

Are you an over sharer or an under sharer?
It is dark and rainy, the windows are open and the air conditioning is finally turned off after months of over exertion.  I’m reflecting and taking inventory on my life, as I know my birthday is looming around the corner. I’ve been listening to the words of my yoga teachers and have noticed the word... Read more »
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