Tag: Yoga

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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A fun yoga drawing

A fun yoga drawing
I stumbled upon this drawing by Gemma Correll as I scrolled through Facebook this morning and consciously went back to look at it a little closer. Obviously, the ultimate goal of rest, savasana and relaxation is to completely let go and have no thoughts. It is euphoric to get there, but to be authentic and... Read more »