Living Your Practice: Incorporating Yoga Into Your Daily Life

Like many other things in life, yoga practice becomes deeper and more meaningful as you spend more time with it. In Yoga Sutra 1.14, Patanjali notes that the three keys to success in any aspect of life are to do it for a long time, without interruption, and with full sincerity. Yet today’s busy world [...]

How Athletes Integrate Yoga In Their Workouts (guest post)

Yoga has long been known for its mental and physical fitness benefits. Until relatively recently, however, many top athletes derided it as “soft” and “earthy,” irrelevant to their hardcore training regimens. Today, however, opinions have changed. As science continues to demonstrate the incredible transformative powers of yoga, more and more high achieving athletes have begun [...]

Balance Is A Waste of Time

“Work-life balance was a mistake from the start. Because we don't really want balance. We want satisfaction.” – Matthew Kelly, author   Busy is busy. Hard is hard. Pain is pain. It’s all relative.   For each of us, our busy may feel more important than someone else's busy, or your pain may feel bigger [...]

You’re Stronger Than You Think You Are: Practicing Yoga With Injuries

"Meeting yourself where you are’ is a dance between complacency and perfectionism, coupled with trusting that you are stronger than you think you are." ~Sarah Plummer   (This article was originally published on Zenspiration HERE) I am a yoga skeptic, turned yoga student, turned yoga teacher. It’s been quite the evolution from my “it’s not [...]

Powerful plant protein (+ cooking tips!)

“I was determined to know beans.” – Henry David Thoreau, The Bean-Field How about you? How well do you know beans? Creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more – beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant foods around. Consider this: Beans are packed with tons of fiber, as [...]

How do you want to FEEL in the New Year?

True life is lived when tiny changes occur. ~ Leo Tolstoy New Year, New You...right? A lot of people begin the New Year by making resolutions. We’ve all been there. We take a vow to lose weight, exercise more or spend more time with our family. We start the year with great intentions, but then we [...]

Alkalinize, Juice, & Reduce (inflammation)

It's already the end of September (yikes!). Things are beginning to cool down, but I want to cover three "hot" wellness topics with you that can help you feel your very best: Alkalinizing Juicing (photo from Inflammation reduction First, you need to know the difference between acid and alkaline forming foods, because alkalinizing our bodies is a helpful [...]

Simple Tip Tuesday: Put Your Junk in Your Trunk

In 2011, at least 23% of auto collisions involved cell phones. I felt inspired to write this iteration of "Simple Tip Tuesday" because of an accident I had last week. Don't worry, I'm ok.  I didn't have an accent really. Rather, it's that I accidentally left my cell phone behind when I departed in the wee [...]

Simple Tip Tuesday: Stop Guzzling Ice-Cold Water All the Time!

Did you know that our bellies are our second brains? What happens in our gut isn’t just about food, it’s about “gut feelings.” We get a lot of wisdom from our core, but many of us pay little attention to ensuring things are running smoothly there. If you’re often gassy, constipated, dealing with diarrhea, or [...]

Simple Tip Tuesday: Calm Down Before You Scarf Down

When your body is in fight or flight mode (sympathetic nervous system), it cannot rest and digest (parasympathetic nervous system). As nice as "sympathetic" sounds, that's not the mode you want to be in when you're eating. But don't just take my word for it.  If you feel like you're hearing this whole "slow down [...]

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