I Am Allowed to do This 

I am one week in to my yoga teacher training at Yoga Vida.  We learned philosophy (which I loved) and anatomy (which may be the reason I fail this class).  Every day begins with asana practice (AKA a yoga class).  The first day, I smiled realizing that – were I at my old job, I […]

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Is Ten Minutes Enough?

When I was in high school, Eight Minute Abs came out.  At the time, you had to order the VHS tape via phone – not you can just click on THIS link and watch the whole thing.  Yes, that is the original video from the early 90s.  I don’t blame you if you want to […]

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Yoga and Instagram

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 […]

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365 Handstands, One Year

Inversions, for me – anyway, always look so impressive.  Yoga is hard enough, but to do these things upside down?  Just seemed impossible.  So when I saw that Yoga Vida was offering an inversion workshop, I decided to give it a try.  This was back in 2014 and I was immediately hooked. There is something […]

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To Bind or Not to Bind

My mother was a professional ballet dancer.  Although, if you ask her, she will tell you that I am ten times more flexible than she.  Hereditary or not, I have been blessed with a rather bendy body.  When I was in elementary school, we did this yearly President’s Challenge Fitness thing part of which was […]

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