stubborn as a mule. or a yogi.

I’ve always said my stubbornness is both my best and my worst trait. Just about anything I’ve accomplished in this lifetime, it’s because I’ve been too stubborn to admit defeat. A prime example? The morning before I did the test for my driver’s licence I was practicing parallel parking, in tears of frustration, when my instructor…… Continue reading stubborn as a mule. or a yogi.

just STOP with the diet talk already, please!

So. I may have had a little unicorn-frappeccino-induced-rage on Facebook last week. I’m sure you’ve seen the stuff going around denouncing Starbuck’s latest concoction. The way people are getting on, you’d think it was chock-full of cocaine and battery acid. Guys, it’s just sugar – calm down. Yes, it may be a lot of sugar,…… Continue reading just STOP with the diet talk already, please!

treat yo’self yoga

You know that warm fuzzy feeling you get from baking a big batch of chocolate chip cookies, putting them in a nice tin with a sweet note, and gifting them to a friend? Totally different from the kind of happy you get from treating yourself to a perfect piece of your favorite chocolate cake, right? That’s…… Continue reading treat yo’self yoga

believe it or not…

Some days I really, really don’t want to go to yoga class. I know. Me. Emily. The yoga junkie who goes around saying yoga fixes everything. I’ve already told you I’m not a perfect yogi. I do actually believe yoga can fix about 97% of everything, but still, some days it is a serious struggle to…… Continue reading believe it or not…

sunshine, mindfullness, and a whole lotta cheeze

SUNSHINE! For anyone who questions the legitimacy of Seasonal Defective Disorder, days like this should be enough proof to set you straight. It’s hard to feel mopey and sad when the sun is up, the sky is blue, and it is (finally!!) a little bit warmer than freezing outside. Everything seems better when it’s sunny, my…… Continue reading sunshine, mindfullness, and a whole lotta cheeze

…i have a way with words

“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

confessions of a bad yogi

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

gratitude and growth and learning

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

nobody starts out as an expert

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

wtf is mai pen rai?

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?