Tag Archive | yoga

Supported Yoga – Seated Practice

Supported Yoga – Seated Practice

You’ve probably heard that you can practice yoga just about anywhere and good news, you can.  Today I offer you a practice that can be done from the comfort of your chair.  A nice sturdy armless chair that is stationary is recommended.  Make sure your feet comfortably touch the floor when you are seated. This […]

Manipura Chakra Flow – Building Heat

Manipura Chakra Flow – Building Heat

Manipura Chakra (power center or third chakra) is the home of our inner fire.  This heat building flow is a great way to stimulate and energize this energy center.  This practice includes the use of large muscles groups, twists and repetitions to build heat.  Be sure to keep the heat in check, you don’t want […]

Yin Practice for Runners

Yin Practice for Runners

Take some time and give your legs some much needed TLC!  Throughout my half marathon preparations these are some of the Yin postures that helped me stay on track with training kept my legs happy. Yin is a very slow and patient style of yoga.  On the surface it may appear easy or gentle, but […]

Married to the Practice

Married to the Practice

Today, my husband and I celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.  It’s really special and a bit amazing to celebrate this big milestone together.  (Look at how young we were!)  There have been other big moments along the way – our wedding, the birth of our children, conflicts that have tested our relationship, and resolutions or […]

Fuel Gauge

Fuel Gauge

About seven years ago, I created a personal challenge of practicing every day for 30 days.      I had flirted with yoga, practicing sporadically for years and was motivated to immerse in the practice.  It was such a great learning experience.  At the time, I preferred Power or more challenging vinyasa classes.  I would […]

3 Fun Yoga Games for Kids

3 Fun Yoga Games for Kids

It’s winter and in the midwest the cold has been brutal.  I’m sure there’s a cabin fever epidemic brewing.  On these cold wintry days, yoga can be just the thing for fun at home, or wherever you’re staying warm.  Here are three tried and true games that I use during kids yoga that also work […]

Teach-iversary

Teach-iversary

Six years ago, on March 17, I taught my first and second official, for paying clients, yoga classes.  I had the honor of subbing two classes for one of the senior teachers at the studio where I practiced and trained.  Fresh out of the 200-hour training program, I meticulously planned my sequences and assembled a […]