“and on the inhale…”

Today’s bad yogi confession: I really, really struggle with the breathing part of yoga. Maybe that should be a “bad human” confession as well, since yknow…breathing. It’s kind of important. Ask any yogi, and they’ll agree: your breath is an intrinsic part of your yoga practice. ┬áIt’s hard to miss all the references to it…… Continue reading “and on the inhale…”

whatever variation works best for you – do that

I think one of the (many) reasons yoga has stolen my heart and become my addiction is how ever-expanding the practice is. The variations and modifications to each pose are endless, and as someone with a terribly short attention span (seriously, never try to play Monopoly with me), I love that there’s always something new…… Continue reading whatever variation works best for you – do that

one more time for the people in the back…

FOOD DOES NOT HAVE A MORAL VALUE!!! I’m sick of hearing my own voice, I’ve said this so much lately. Even more often than usual now, during the holiday season. “Oh I’ve been so naughty, I think all I did over Christmas was eat.” “No dessert for me, thanks, I’m being good.” “Who’ll be bad…… Continue reading one more time for the people in the back…

the grinch should probably try a yoga class…

Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels slightly affronted each time a well-meaning person casually asks, “So, all ready for Christmas or what?”. I have to stifle the maniacal laughter that is my first reaction to this, and restrain myself from sputtering, “Are you crazy?! No!!”. My brain still refuses to acknowledge…… Continue reading the grinch should probably try a yoga class…

happy calm magic things

Sometimes I forget how much I love yoga. Sometimes life is busy, and the weather is crappy, and pajamas feel like the only acceptable post-work attire. Sometimes leaving the house and venturing out into the world for a yoga class feels like the last thing you want to do after a long day at work.…… Continue reading happy calm magic things

take what works for you, and leave the rest.

You’d think after all that training and practice and actually getting Yoga Alliance Certified I’d be feeling pretty confident in my teaching, wouldn’t you? Rationally, yeah, but since when does my brain think about things rationally? Opposite, in fact. Before my “first class back” I was probably just about as nervous as I was before…… Continue reading take what works for you, and leave the rest.