“Rising up into Warrior 2, you want your right foot to be…” where?? How do I normally cue this?!? Come on, come on words, finish your sentence!! “…right there at the end of your leg.” Seriously? Ugggggh. I’ve been speaking English for a good 20+ years – you’d think I’d have a better grasp of the…… Continue reading …i have a way with words
Bad Yogi Confessions: I have the attention span of a goldfish, and meditation is most definitely not my forte. The only way I can tolerate green tea is with enough sugar in it to negate any and all health benefits (tolerate being the key word – it still tastes like stale grass). I deal with…… Continue reading confessions of a bad yogi
You’d think that after three weeks of teaching a class that almost no one shows up to (last week’s head count was two), I’d be a little discouraged. It’d be really really easy for me to go into toxic thought world, and obsess over what I’ve been doing wrong – why aren’t people coming to…… Continue reading gratitude and growth and learning
My first experience with yoga, I spent most of the class frustrated and giving the teacher “seriously? seriously??” glares. My second attempt (several years later) left me stiff and with achey muscles for about a week afterward. My third (just a week later this time) was still pretty struggle-y, but I kept at it. Somewhere in…… Continue reading nobody starts out as an expert
I’m sorry, you guys. I probably owe you a little explanation. I’d be willing to bet at least one of you saw the name of this blog and was like “mai pen rai yoga? what the crap does that mean??” And yeah, it doesn’t make sense for me to name it that and just leave…… Continue reading wtf is mai pen rai?
“Root down into the mat, and feel yourself grow taller with every inhale. As you breathe in, allow your body to be filled with positive energy, and as you exhale, release any tension or bad vibes.” I may be among the minority of people who actually really like the “flowery”, somewhat metaphoric language you hear so…… Continue reading finding my authentic yoga teacher voice
So I might need a little practice before I can say I’m the next Rachel Brathen or Candace Moore, but I think I did a pretty alright job of teaching my first yoga class! I could pick out an infinite number of little things I did “wrong”, but in trying to keep a yogic attitude, I…… Continue reading march 21, 2017