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Personalize Your Practice

Personalize Your Practice

Yoga is for everybody.  That said, not everything yoga is for everybody.  Have you seen some of the crazy things yogis do on instagram ?  We are all so unique, with differences including the proportions of our bodies, our emotional experiences, our level of injury/health, and why we practice.  It’s easy to see that a […]

Calm Spirit

Calm Spirit

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” -St. Francis de Sales #midweekmotivation #calm #keepcalm #calmspirit #innerpeace #thisisgoingtotakepractice #goodreminder #yoginiinprogress

The Balance of Ego and Humility

The Balance of Ego and Humility

Yoga is a balancing act:  the balance of sukha (ease) and sthira (work), the balance of practice and application, and the balance of ego and humility. Considering ego and humility as energies, can help put this challenge into perspective.  Neither is good or bad, they are simply necessary expressions of Prana or life. When the […]

Open Up and Invigorate

Open Up and Invigorate

Spring is in the air!  In the Midwest we’ve had a chance to open up the house, air things out, and shake off the winter.  That was the inspiration behind this flow.  You may want two blocks and a blanket available for this practice.  Be sure to spend a few minutes in savasana when you […]

Snow Day, Flow Day

Snow Day, Flow Day

A sure antidote to cabin fever is to get the body moving and the breath flowing. Enjoy this short yoga flow designed to create a little heat, perfect for a snow day. Expand the practice by repeating the flow or adding additional postures. Be sure to wind down and spend a few minutes in savasana […]

New Year’s Intentions

New Year’s Intentions

Setting intention is an important part of my daily yoga practice.  As I drop-in and prepare for practice it helps me to focus my thoughts and my energy.  It also invites deeper meaning and significance to the movement and breath.  In class, I use the analogy of a rechargeable battery.  Intention is energized by the […]

Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine

I haven’t always been a morning person.  It all started when my kids were babies, I would get up early, just to enjoy the peace and calm of the house.  There is something so comforting about knowing all of your loved ones are safe, secure, and snuggled in their beds.  The added bonus was the […]