Self Care

If you don’t care for yourself first, you will stop the flow of energy. You become depleted and you become tired. When you feel great, you’re able to move through your days with joy and ease, creating and nurturing supportive relationships and a career you love. The way you do one thing is the way…

Chinese Element: Water

According to the Chinese Five Element theory, winter is related to the element water. The human body and the earth are made up of 70-80 percent water. There has been the same amount of water on the planet since its beginning. This means that energy can be neither created nor destroyed, only transformed. Water is…

Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)

From Mountain (Tadasana), step the left foot back and turn it toward the edge of the mat at 90 degrees. The right foot faces forward. Intersect the arch of the back, left foot with the heel of the right. Press down through the pinkie edge side of the back foot and lift the inner arch….

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Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana )

I was walking down the street the other day with a friend and overheard this group of two girls and a guy walk by one of the yoga studios where I teach. One of the girls asked the group if anyone had done yoga. I didn’t quite catch the rest of the conversation except for guy saying,…

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Balasana (Child’s Pose)

Need to settle your mind or just pause during your class? Balasana (Child’s Pose) might be your ticket to freedom. You can take this pose at any point in your class to tune into your breath. Come to a kneeling position. Spread your knees wide, touch your toes together and sit back on your heels….

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Sukasana (Easy Pose)

This is pose is probably more known as “criss-cross-applesauce.” Sit in a cross-legged position. Place your hands down on your knees. They can face down to the earth for grounding energy or up to the sky for more uplifting energy. Root down through the right and left sit bones evenly. Press the pubic bone and tailbone…

Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius

It’s that time of year again. Mercury Retrograde is about to occur. This happens about three times a year for approximately a three-and-a-half-week period. My mom seems to think Mercury is in retrograde more than it is not. This retrograde starts Sunday, December 3 at 2:34AM ET and goes until Friday, December 22 at 8:51PM…

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Palo Santo

Now I don’t pull any hat stands or mirrors out of my Magic Bag like Mary Poppins but my purse contains quite a few knick knacks. I generally keep a tiny wooden stick in my bag. A tiny wooden stick? Yes, a tiny wooden stick. This wooden stick is basically an incense like sage or…

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Twists for Digestion

Friday morning hits and you can barely move. The Thanksgiving feast has given you the desire to detox. Well, twists might be a nourishing way to aid in digestion. It is important to twist to the right first because it widens the ascending colon, which gets stool moving up and across the transverse colon. The…

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Gratitude 2017

Gratitude: “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” I have been playing with this idea of gratitude in my classes this week. We often times show appreciation for things such as our families, friends, and the roof over our heads. But what about the things we consider so…