Last weekend, I participated in a three-day Ayurveda immersion at Yoga Vida. I will admit – at first, I was skeptical. And I really only signed up for the course because it counts towards the next step in my yoga teacher training (accumulation of 300 hours in addition to the 200 I earned during the […]Read more "Ayurvedic Dinacharya (Morning Routine)"
I need a routine. And yes, I have said this before. However, since being fired, the need for a schedule has become that much more evident to me. I thought that not going to work every day would automatically – with no actual work on my part – turn me into a gym rat. With […]Read more "Making the Bed"
In practice, there really isn’t a noticeable difference between Balancing Stick Pose and Warrior III. However, hearing one name vs the other depends on what kind of yoga class you are taking. And if you hear Balancing Stick Pose or Tulandandasana called out, you are in a Bikram Yoga class, and this pretty little pose is […]Read more "Balancing Stick Pose (Tulandandasana)"
On January 1st, I started a 356-day handstand challenge. I’ll write more about that another time. But it’s not complicated – I do a handstand a day, every day, for a year. I am nowhere near being able to do a handstand without the support of a wall – but that’s what time and practice […]Read more "“Mother May I Handstand” Challenge"
On Thursday, I tried to do Grasshopper Pose and was unsuccessful. It’s not the first time I have tried and failed – I actually wrote a blog entry about letting the posture go. About accepting that some things are out of your grasp and being OK with that. And yet… I was so close. Was […]Read more "Sharing Your Practice "
How do you choose a new class to try? While I used to go off word-of-mouth, in the age of social media, things have changed. When I had a ClassPass membership, I took a lot of new classes based on location and availability. But I have also taken six workshops purely based on the fact […]Read more "Yoga Workshops"
So easy, so good. According to My Fitness Pal the below will come to 660 calories per person – assuming 4 servings. Ingredients: 2 cups quinoa 2 tsp curry powder 2 cups cherries, halved and pitted 1 cup torn, fresh basil leaves 2 tsp olive oil 8 lamb chops, 2lbs total 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 […]Read more "Lamb with Quinoa and Cherries"