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)"
Host Keri Verna (AKA Beach Yoga Girl) wrote that she chose the postures because they were some of her favorite and made a nice heart shape when grouped together. But as many of them are also heart openers and because I have written about most of these postures in earlier blog posts, I thought we […]Read more "The Heart of Practice Challenge "
The doughnuts are a metaphor, a stand-in, an idea. They aren’t always doughnuts for me. They are often a glass of wine or a manicure that I didn’t really need. The doughnuts in the title of this blog… Let’s take a step back. I started writing this because I wanted to show people that balance […]Read more "The Doughuts Can Be Anything, Not Everything"
I have been focusing on my handstand practice for almost a year now but I try to pepper in a different challenge from time to time. Hosted by some of my favorite Instagram yogis, I decided to give this one a try. For days one through three, I did something I never have before – posted […]Read more "Bringing Flexy Back Challenge (Part One)"
Instagram has completely changed my yoga practice. And I have my friend Katie to thank for it. While she has now become a yoga instructor herself, this was not the case when she first turned me on to the world of Instagram yoga it was by inviting me to join her in a challenge. We were […]Read more "Yoga and Instagram"
I worry about the strangest things. Currently debating the following: Can leggings be pants? I’ve always maintained a hard stance that they can not and are not. But if I become a yoga teacher, won’t I be wearing them ALL THE TIME? Would I wear jeans to the studio and then change? That seems silly. […]Read more "Can Leggings Be Pants?"
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)"