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Three Yoga Poses You Can Do on the Plane

Do you ever have that feeling when you get off the plane when you can barely move or breathe? All you want to do is take a nice full body stretch. As soon as you reach your arms above your head, they jam into the roof of the ceiling. Don’t even get me started on…

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How to Combat Mercury Retrograde Before it Starts!

Chaos, chaos, chaos! Every few months, I take some time to sit and contemplate the important tasks I have been putting off. I think about what I need to buckle down on and just get done. Mercury Retrograde comes about every four months and lasts for three weeks. So my “list” consists of two steps….

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Mercury Retrograde: Why Is Everything Haywire?

You’re late to your early morning meeting. The blinker on the car is rapidly firing away. You and your mom argue over nothing. What the heck is going on? Good ol’ Mercury must be in retrograde. So, what the heck does this mean? How can you combat it? I am here to answer just this….

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One Word to Live By

As I sit down to write this blog post, a flash came over me. “Overcome.” It was the first word I thought when I awoke this morning. Overcome what? Fear? The fear of failure, change, or maybe even success. I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for months now. I ask myself why am…

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7 Simple Steps to Swerve Toward Your Dreams

7 Simple Steps to Swerve Toward Your Dreams A runner doesn’t complete a race in one step. He gets a little bit closer to his finish line every time he places one foot in front of the other. People often wonder how on earth they will reach their destination when asked about future hopes and dreams. I…

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Through the Eyes of Parkinson’s

As some of you may know, my grandmothers both suffer from Parkinson’s disease. This makes April a very meaningful month for our One Stitch at a Time campaign. The sad thing is that one out of every 100 people over the age of 60 is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. It can even be diagnosed as young…

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Wild Thing, You Make My Heart Sing

…You make everything groovy. Benefits This glorious backbend helps with fatigue and mild depression. Wild Thing opens the hips and hip flexors. It stretches the chest, shoulder, and throat, and back. It also strengthens the back! Instructions Begin in Downward Facing Dog. Inhale lift the right leg high. Exhale open up the hip and stack the right…

Happy New Year

We have decided this year not to make New Year’s resolutions. Each day gives you a reason to start fresh with new goals and new opportunities. It is a chance to begin again, to not worry about tomorrow or yesterday but instead, live in the moment. So many times we make resolutions and beat ourselves up…

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How To: Vrkasana (Tree Pose)

(vrik-SHAHS-anna) Fun Facts and Benefits: Vrksa means tree. This pose tones your thighs, calves, ankles and spine. It stretches your groins, inner thighs, chest and shoulders. It increases your sense of balance and poise. This pose is also great for reducing flat feet in individuals. It is also great for relief of sciatica. Steps: Begin in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). Shift weight…

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How to: Ustrasana (Camel)

(oosh-TRAHS-anna) Fun Facts and Benefits: This pose can be used to help with jet lag by relieving fatigue. It is also used to alleviate anxiety. It is an amazing heart opener and fantastic for people with hunched shoulders! It is also a sweet hip flexor stretch. Ustrasana is great for elderly people and those with spinal…