The Balancing Nature of Practice

I continue to be humbled and amazed after all of these years of practicing Yoga, at how much I have to learn, and at so many times, unlearn. For years and years in my practice I went after the crazy poses, the longest holds, the fiercest teachers, the deepest emotional state I could bring myself to, and considered it to be the marker for if it was a "good or bad" practice. I had been drawn to and sought after [...]

The Gifts of Grief

Two months ago my father in law, ex brother in law, one of my most powerful sister-friend/teachers/mentors died, and last week we lost lost our Grand Pup. What the heck is going on? It feels like a vortex has opened up and are drawing up our beloveds so quickly! Since December I have been wearing grief like it is a coat of many colors, taking it on and off, depending on what the necessities of life are on any given [...]

Serenity, Courage & Wisdom

A personal note from a humbled Yogini. God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. This prayer has been a beacon of light for me many, many times in my life. Towards the end of last year I would say that it became a daily, personal mantra, and at times felt like I was begging for any or all of these to show [...]

By |2019-01-08T20:04:51+00:00February 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Serenity, Courage & Wisdom

Inversions & Backbends OH MY!

Need a lift in your day or a little spring in your step? Heart openers are a beautiful thang! Here is a tasty sequence for you to practice at home! Super fun! Time: 90 minutes - 2 hours Intermediate to Advanced Not appropriate for Pregnant Women Pranayama: Brahmeri through the Chakras in Shoelace (switch legs at 4th Chakra) Seated poses: Seated Side Bend in hurdle Neck stretch > Chest opener > Arm overhead Ab work: Elbow to knee with hip [...]

By |2015-02-22T16:15:45+00:00February 20th, 2015|Uncategorized, Yoga Sequences|Comments Off on Inversions & Backbends OH MY!
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