I think there’s a common misconception that yoga is just handstand, arm balance, headstand, and/or trick after trick. I think this misconception is perpetuated by what you see on social media because “trick” photos get more likes. While you may walk into a class where one of these poses are taught, that doesn’t make itContinue reading “Earn the Right”
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It’s Okay to Say No
The holiday season (while both magical & jolly) always seems to add to an already jammed schedule – extra social gatherings, gift buying/giving, school events (if you have children, nieces/nephews, etc.), & end-of-the-year work deadlines can become quite overwhelming. However, research shows that anywhere from 35-60% of people have difficulty saying “no” to others evenContinue reading “It’s Okay to Say No”
What’s in Your Salad?
Many people eat salads every day in hopes that this is the path to a healthier lifestyle &/or losing weight, but they miss the mark – either they don’t feel full enough (leading to extra snackies) or they add a little too much froo froo & the salad isn’t as healthy as they thought itContinue reading “What’s in Your Salad?”
Listen to Your Body
I am a huge advocate for strength training. Strength training improves bone health, cardiovascular health, flexibility and mobility, mood & self-esteem, enhances brain health, and increases energy levels. Among other things. But I’m also an advocate of listening to your body and finding the right balance of activity & wellness that suits you. Not everyoneContinue reading “Listen to Your Body”
Trick or Treat?
Don’t worry. I’m not here to lecture you on the demonic nature that is “Halloween candy.” I’m not going to tell you to not to buy candy for your local trick-or-treaters (please, please don’t be the house in the neighborhood that gives out pennies!) or to prohibit your children (or yourself) from eating candy. WhatContinue reading “Trick or Treat?”
Surviving Super Bowl Sunday
It’s the culmination of the football season that we’ve all been waiting for. Even people who don’t care about football or either of the teams will most likely tune in to watch the Super Bowl for a variety of reasons – something to do, a reason to get have a together, see/criticize the half-time show,Continue reading “Surviving Super Bowl Sunday”
Tips for Transitioning Towards Sustainable Living
I recently started reading a book called, “Saving Wild: Inspiration from 50 Leading Conservationists.” When I initially bought it, I misunderstood the whole concept of the book. I assumed that these 50 conservationists would tell me how I could save the planet. Instead, each conservationist wrote a short personal essay about what inspires them toContinue reading “Tips for Transitioning Towards Sustainable Living”
Does This Make Me a Bad Yogi?
I get asked this question or a variation of this question from yoga students more often than you’d think. Truthfully, I’ve gotten it more often than any injury or alignment issues/questions. In the movie, Kingdom of Heaven, Balian says that his father told him that he “was to be a good knight.” Tiberias chuckles aContinue reading “Does This Make Me a Bad Yogi?”
Thanks to COVID-19, many of us found ourselves in the position of working from home. This came with a slew of benefits – no commute, more home time, more quality time with the family, and a case of the f*ck its when it came to what we actually wore “to work.” Personally speaking, it playedContinue reading “Pandemic Posture”
Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Really Work
It’s that time of year again. New year, new me. As the end of 2020 approaches, it’s natural to think of the 2021 as a fresh start. Unfortunately, only a few of us ever successfully see their new year’s resolutions to completion. Why is that? A huge component of why we fail to stick withContinue reading “Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Really Work”