Balance the adventures of your life with yoga & a curious mindset.
The Easiest Solution to Slow Down Your Life
How many unimportant things do you cram into your day? Do you need to know what your highschool classmate ate for dinner last night? Will things fall apart if you don’t read the news article about what’s going on in another part of the world today? Is scrolling through that shopping site going to help me save time? Slowing down asks us to observe our daily habits with a critical eye in order to weed out things that don’t benefit us.
What is the simplest way to slow down your life? Find out…
Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough? Change Your Mindset Now with These 5 Tips
If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you’re doing enough, achieving enough, successful enough, thin enough, sleeping enough, or good enough… you are NOT alone!
The phrase “good enough” implies that there is a standard we need to meet. But what is that standard? Who sets it, and who enforces it? Who decides that when I weigh xx pounds, I’ll be thin enough? Who will tell me when there is enough money in my bank account? Will someone show up at my house to let me know that the meal I prepared for my family was healthy and delicious enough? Will I receive a gold star when I can finally do a handstand in the middle of the room? Of course not. None of these things are true, yet we seem to spend a lot of time judging ourselves and then feeling inferior…
Think You Can’t Do Yoga? 5 Yoga Myths Debunked to Get Your Practice Flowing
“I can’t do yoga. I’m not flexible enough.”
Yoga teachers hear this ALL. THE. TIME!
Guess what? People don’t practice yoga because they are flexible… They practice yoga to become or stay flexible. We’ve all heard the expression, “Use it, or lose it.” It applies to flexibility, as well.
Keep reading to find out why if you can breathe, you can do yoga, and why you should…
Permission to Rest: Why You Need a Break and How to Take One Everyday
Rest is a basic human need, like shelter, food, sleep, and touch. Yet, many of us think we need to earn it. How do we change our attitudes about rest and learn to believe that it’s as important as eating breakfast? Here are a few ways I’m working on adjusting my attitude toward rest…
Ted Lasso, Phish Food, & Mindfulness…A Cautionary Tale
Have you ever sat at your desk, trying to compose an email, and started thinking about where you were going to send your kids to summer camp, wondering if you paid the trash bill, replaying the argument you had with your partner two weeks ago, and reminding yourself to make the vet appointment for your dog?
Anytime we are thinking about the past or the future, and therefore not in the present moment, we are not being mindful. Mindfulness is being aware of the present moment…
How to Practice Yoga After You Roll Up Your Mat
Many of us were introduced to yoga by taking a class. We may have learned how to position our bodies into various shapes while trying to breathe. Perhaps you couldn’t wait to get to the final resting pose, savasana, or maybe you dreaded that quiet time without movement. Regardless, it was probably the poses (asana) that most of us learned first.
But did you know that yoga is more than just the poses? There are actually 8 limbs of yoga, and I imagine you’ve learned several of the limbs without even realizing it…
Get Focused, Grounded, and Present in Under 5 Minutes with this Myofascial Release Technique
Wouldn’t it be fantastic to dissolve your stress in less than five minutes? What if you could also feel grounded, focused, and present using a prop you probably have in your house? Sounds too good to be true? Grab a tennis ball, take off your shoes and socks, and get ready to find peace…
Do This Yoga Pose When You Can’t Sleep
If you’re like most people, you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at least once each week. Practicing yoga regularly can help, and one pose, in particular, legs up the wall, can be a game changer for insomnia!
Reduce Stress by Unitasking
We all do it. We’re watching a show on Netflix while scrolling through Facebook, texting a friend to make plans for the weekend, and eating popcorn.
Multitasking. It’s normalized and encouraged in our society. But does it make us more productive? Do we actually get more done? Or, are we revving up our nervous systems as we jump from task to task, thinking about what comes next, and trying to do three things at once? Is our work/life suffering when we divide our attention among more than one thing…
Feeling Anxious? Try this Breathing Technique
We breathe all day, every day, and most of the time, we probably don’t notice or think about breathing. But, mindfully breathing through alternating sides of your nose for about 5 minutes can help you ease anxiety, increase concentration, and lower your blood pressure…
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