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Guest Blog: I am not my flaws.

Have you ever felt resentment or anger towards someone who hurt you in a relationship? If you have, you’re not alone. I have too. Let me tell you the story of how I got through it. In 2012, I met the most amazing guy on match.com. We’ll call him David. He was tall, dark and handsome, a Texas native, proud veteran, boisterous, and he made me laugh until it hurts. That’s what got me, the … Read More

What the heck is Yoga Office Hours?

Have you ever wanted to ask your yoga teacher a question after class but find that too many people have questions, too? Have you ever wanted to ask your yoga teacher for specific help on a pose? Have you ever wanted to have a discussion about yoga with other yogis or chat about each other’s yoga journey? Is your home not conducive for a yoga practice? Are you lacking appropriate yoga props to use at … Read More

How did #StrikeAYogaPose go?

Frankly? It sucked. Not the doing yoga part… The sharing on social media part… It was a pain in the neck – even for hubs who had to take the pictures. The picture taking was pretty disruptive. (Read about #StrikeAYogaPose). BUT I did enjoy having yoga as part of my every day life. Just standing on my yoga mat – before I had even done any poses – helped melt the stress away. On particularly rough days, collapsing on to my yoga … Read More

How to deal with your non-drinking friend

Do you have a friend who is fasting from alcohol? Are you staring at her like she has two heads? Have you ended your friendship with her? I hope not. The reactions to my 73-day alcohol fast range from a congratulatory hug to visible recoil. More noticeably, I find that it makes people think about their own relationship with alcohol. I get it. Drinking has a huge social component to it and it is a good social … Read More

How do I know if I am ready for advanced yoga?

If you can do the pose pictured below, you are ready for advanced yoga. Just kidding. I am often asked this question. And chances are if you are asking it, then you probably are. You are ready for an advanced yoga class not when you can do fancy yoga poses but when you are able to practice mindfully. Practicing mindfully allows for practicing safely. Awareness of your body’s own limitations and listening to pain are … Read More

Is yoga a religion?

Simply put, the answer is NO. Individuals practicing yoga often come up against the question of whether yoga is a religion. It is an issue that has gained prominence as more and more yoga is taught in places like schools and churches. Yoga does descend from a religious tradition but it does not require adherence to a belief system, creed, obligations or rituals. Yogis practicing today come from all sorts of different religious backgrounds. Some have a … Read More