Feel the Fear. Do it Anyway.

Can I be transparent with you tribe? You see, for most of the past 7 years I have been living in a state of hyper vigilance. I was AFRAID to be too far from home. I was TERRIFIED that if I did, my son, who was battling a heroin addiction would overdose and I wouldn’t be around to help him. Dark. I know. I wouldn’t make plans. I wouldn’t go far from home. I wouldn’t commit to anything that would take me from my family. I’m happy to say my amazing child is now almost 2 YEARS clean! (I couldn’t be a prouder mom!)

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Six Easy Ways to Stay Consistent in Your Yoga Practice

Do you have trouble being consistent in your practice? Explore 6 easy ways to build a consistent, and strong yoga practice. Consistency will help you get stronger, feel better, and actually create more space in your life for the things you love. As you build a strong yoga practice your mind will feel more calm and you may feel more present in your daily life. 

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The Struggle is Real: Tension to Transformation

We don’t to let our struggles define us...but maybe we should. Stay with me here. In my personal life, the times when I have learned and grown the most, have been during times of the most intense pain and struggle. It is walking through the fire that I have discovered how strong I really am. I look back and realize, I’m kind of a bad ass. Really.

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What is a Hatha? And is Vinyasa Contagious? A Guide to Yoga Styles for the New(ish) Student.

If you are new to yoga or haven’t had much experience…even if you have, you might not know exactly where to start. Vinyasa. Hatha. Restorative. Bikram. Kundalini. Yin. Iyengar. Anusara. The types of yoga and names for different styles are virtually endless these days! With so many different types of classes with cryptic or fancy names, maybe you are confused. Don’t worry! You definitely aren’t alone.

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Yoga 101 - A Historical and Philosophical Introduction

Regardless of whether or not we feel we can become vegetarian or give up sex or be able to remain peaceful when we lose our job, we can practice an awareness of ourselves as more than our constantly changing world, thoughts and feelings. We can ask ourselves, “If I am not my job, my house, my depression or my health, what am I?” And we can show up to our mats and learn to breathe, knowing that it calms our mind and elevates our consciousness. As Krishna says to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita,

The bhakta’s[yogi’s] achievement is never destroyed, for it goes on perpetually, be it complete or incomplete.”

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STEPPING UP TO YOGA

Being away from home is a mixed blessing. It is easy to feel isolated, alone and estranged even in friendly environments. It is glorious to seep in the shared sense of humanity and gain worldly perspective. We are all seeking happiness. On the road alone, I find myself quietly drinking in a sense of shared commonality, smiling often at strangers and gravitating to join yoga classes in new places whenever I can. Greeting myself palms spread wide on the earth, feet planted hips distance apart, tailbone soaring skyward, heart open in any city, any state I can at once, for a moment feel at home.

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