We've all been there. The yoga teacher says "grab 2 blocks for today's practice", so you go to the props wall and you come to the fork in the road. You can either go with the cork block or the foam block. Your entire experience for the next hour or more will be dictated by the choice you make at this moment! Depending on how long you've been practicing your initial thought is "oh crap" or "I got this".
So to avoid those oh crap moments lets break the two choices down because darling I want you to be in the I got this boat!
The main thing to think about is what type of practice it will be. Usually Restorative Yoga classes will want you to go for the foam blocks because they are easier and softer on the joints, however, some poses will require the sturdiness and stability that only a cork block can provide. So here's how to really break things down and the main differences between the two blocks. Read More
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A simple pose does not mean its easy or uncomplicated, and that is certainly the case with Warrior 2 pose in the Yoga asana practice. This pose has so much to offer and thats why its introduced in almost every yoga class! Read More
We all want to look and feel our best, but finding time for Yoga is a challenge! If you don't have the time to do a full class- my friends, I present to you 7 Yoga Poses you can do daily with no commitment to a set time frame. You can do these everyday to raise your energy, calm your mood, get more flexible, or simply start a more mindful wellness routine. Read More
I used to be one of those people that had a very hard time falling asleep. Sometimes it would seem like a miracle if I did! I know that life's challenges and work load can play a big part in it but there are a lot of really healthy ways to fall asleep fast without the use of medication or some expensive tea or herbs to help you snooze. Read More
There has been a wave of dieting for a very long time! Healthy, not healthy, kinda sorta healthy- no matter what type of diet it is they never seem to really work, right? How many times have we begun a diet only to go back to the same habits as we had before, and in some cases even worse habits than before! We feel heavy, defeated, and like we have no self control. Its not an empowered place to be at all and it creates suffering.
What if I told you, however, that it wasn't the diet that was the problem? What if it was the mindset going into the diet that made all the difference? We could be beating ourselves up for trying and failing at a diet which was never the problem in the first place. Read More
We all struggle with that little voice inside our brain that loves to downplay everything we do. We aren't good enough, pretty/handsome enough, we didn't succeed in what we wanted, etc. The list could go on for miles and miles, right?!
Here's the thing though, negative self talk may not even be true more than 95% of the time! So if the thoughts aren't true, how do we move forward? Read More
The practice of gratitude is nothing new but perhaps this is the first time you've heard of it or you've had a difficult time implementing it. So here are a few tips to get you out of your head and into a state of grace and gratefulness. Read More
Mornings can be rough for people, I know! Myself included, its not always easy to get up on the right side of bed! We feel groggy, perhaps still tired from the day before, or maybe simply not excited about the day ahead. I totally get it! Read More
There are moments in life that feel perfectly in sync. Everything is going well, we are happy and healthy, and we love what we are doing. But inevitably we fall out of those moments and compare our lives to someone else's, blaming ourselves for not being "perfect". Read More
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When I meet people who know about my lifestyle, I usually get a lot of "oh my god, I'm trying to do that too" followed by a ton of questions! I usually hear that some of you have a hard time letting go of possessions or that you're overwhelmed and don't know where to to start. Sound familiar?! I was there myself before I decided to make the leap and I'm here to tell you- GET OVER THE HUMP! To get anywhere in life, you have to take the first step. Here are a few tips on getting started. Read More
One of the biggest obstacles that keep people from practicing yoga and meditation is their busy schedules. There just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day! Here are 4 steps to adding Yoga to your Busy day Read More
If you live in an ashram, mindfulness is everywhere. If you live in an urban city, mindfulness can seem like a foreign and unattainable concept! There are many tools out now that are meant to bring those who seek it into a state of balance and peace. I have played around with a few of these and here is my list of apps to try. Enjoy! Read More
Having a hard time with relaxing? Wanna leave class early because you feel like you're just laying there? Savasana can become your favorite pose if you let yourself go and surrender to the present moment! Read More
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