Spotify Playlist Collaboration Comradery

One of those things that gets me out of the bed in the morning and keeps me up at night is the collaborative playlists I make with a few buddies on Spotify. As a yoga instructor, listening to the same songs again and again can get a bit exhausting. About every two months or so,…


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….


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…


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…


Legs Up the Wall

Do you need some rejuvenation in the body? Legs up the wall or Viparita Karani (vip-par-ee-tah car-AHN-ee) might be exactly what your body is craving. It’s great for calming the nervous system. I love this pose right before I go to bed or anytime I need to stretch out the hamstrings. It is said by…

Psoas: Diving Deeper

Tightness in the back? Grinding your teeth at night? Tension in your hips? The psoas (pronounced SO-az) might be the culprit. This muscle is the only muscle in the body that starts in the back and ends in the front. It begins right at T-12, wraps itself around the ribs, underneath the abdomen, and inserts…

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Heal Your Body Through Yoga

Most of my work day is spent observing others. These empowered souls crawl onto their yoga mat with some sort of intention to heal. With September being national yoga month, I thought it would be lovely to shine some light on the benefits of yoga. Whether it is a physical ailment, a stressful situation, or…