It’s The Most Stressful Time Of The Year

It seems that right after Halloween the Christmas MADNESS hits, people forget about Thanksgiving, and stores have had Christmas merchandise out since August.  With all of this pressure to go to every store that has a sale, figuring out who to get gifts for, what house the holidays will be at………and the list could go on and on and on and on and on….  With all of these different things floating around in our minds,Continue reading “It’s The Most Stressful Time Of The Year”

Everyone needs a break… Including Yoga Instructors

Vacations are good for the mind, body, and soul. It’s nice to get away from what your, “normal,” life is. That is what I did. My father recently moved from Illinois to Maryland and I decided to go visit him. Which was a huge thing and it involved a lot of firsts. First time flying by myself, first time navigating through an airport by myself, an first time I got to entertain my niece forContinue reading “Everyone needs a break… Including Yoga Instructors”

Yoga Doesn’t End After Savasana

As Savasana/final relaxation comes to an end all the yogis on their yoga mats start to twitch and wake up from their yoga naps, roll over to one side for fetal pose, and than gently sit up and say namaste. After class ends some people roll up their mat right away, other people stay in their yoga nap positions, and others just like to stay and meditate. Each different ending to a yoga class (theContinue reading “Yoga Doesn’t End After Savasana”

One Fish, Two Fish, Crescent Lunge, & Prayer Twist

Inhale lift up your right leg, exhale low lunge plant your lifted foot between your hands, and inhale crescent lunge. As you get settled in your crescent lunge, notice how your thigh, hips, and shoulders are feeling. What sensations is your body giving you? What part of the body is stretching? Are you remembering to breathe? Try to deepen your breath a little more. Use the breath to relax the body or a body part.Continue reading “One Fish, Two Fish, Crescent Lunge, & Prayer Twist”

Yoga For One?

Any yoga teacher knows the feeling when no one shows up to your yoga class.  It’s disappointing, annoying, & heartbreaking. You immediately think,  “No one likes me anymore….. Maybe everyone thinks I’m awful at teaching…..or in my own personal case I think….. It’s because I’m fat. ”  First, I know I’m not fat I’m thick and deliciously attractive looking.   But, the thought still crosses my mind in certain situations.   Well, I didn’t have anyone showContinue reading “Yoga For One?”