How Yoga Changed My Life- 1 Asana at a Time

How Yoga Changed My Life Listen on Spotify This is the story of how yoga changed my life. I have always been a physical person.  I grew up dancing ballet and continued to teach ballet until I had my second child.  I participated in heavy hitting cardio classes until I was 39 weeks pregnant withContinue reading “How Yoga Changed My Life- 1 Asana at a Time”

The 8 Limbs of Yoga Journey-Powerful move into Enlightenment

The 8 Limbs of Yoga Journey Listen on Spotify! Samadhi is the final realization of the Self, the last limb of the 8 limbs of yoga journey.  When we reach Samadhi, we are absorbed in the highest state of consciousness, or enlightenment. Take an 8 limbs of yoga journey with me. How do we getContinue reading “The 8 Limbs of Yoga Journey-Powerful move into Enlightenment”

Essential Beginner Tools for Yoga- 8 You Can’t Live Without!

Essential Beginner Tools for Yoga Are you starting a yoga practice? Want to know the essential beginner tools for yoga? I wish I had this list when I was starting yoga. I was convinced that I would not like yoga and I did not want to invest any money in it. I actually did yogaContinue reading “Essential Beginner Tools for Yoga- 8 You Can’t Live Without!”

Yoga with a Bolster- 8 poses your Hips and Back will Love

Yoga with a Bolster Yoga with a bolster (paid link) is a wonderful way to rejuvenate and restore tight hips and back.  We can use the bolster to tilt the pelvis for hip and sacrum opening and we can ease the back with the support of the bolster.  Bolsters should not only be used byContinue reading “Yoga with a Bolster- 8 poses your Hips and Back will Love”

Top 10 Tips for Yoga Newbies- Start Transformative Practice

Top 10 Tips for Yoga Newbies Are you new to yoga? Not sure where to start? Try out this list- Top 10 Tips for Yoga Newbies. It will get you off to a great start! 1. Purchase a yoga mat (paid link) , strap, and yoga blocks (paid link) . Yoga props makes learning possible. TheContinue reading “Top 10 Tips for Yoga Newbies- Start Transformative Practice”

Mudras for Vitality- 8 Powerful Connections to Life Force

Mudras for Vitality Mudras for vitality and life force. What are mudras? Mudra in Sanskrit means “seal” and they are symbolic signs, gestures, or body positions that cause a change in the body’s life force. Mudras for vitality allow us to direct the pranic life force to parts of our body so that these energiesContinue reading “Mudras for Vitality- 8 Powerful Connections to Life Force”

Wall Yoga Poses for Beginners- 3 Reasons you will embrace the wall

Wall Yoga Poses for Beginners The Wall and wall yoga poses for beginners. Not just an excellent Pink Floyd album or a phrase for exasperation (you drive me up the wall), but a useful yoga prop. Have you ever used the wall to assist your practice? Here are some ideas to get you started withContinue reading “Wall Yoga Poses for Beginners- 3 Reasons you will embrace the wall”

Use Essential Oils in Yoga Class- Creating Optimal Health

Use Essential Oils in Yoga Class Use essential oils in yoga class to find balance and create optimal health. Yoga has healing properties for the mind and body. Yoga improves strength, balance, and flexibility. Yoga helps ease pains in the body like back pain. It benefits our heart health. It relaxes you to help youContinue reading “Use Essential Oils in Yoga Class- Creating Optimal Health”

Yoga Nidra for Grief in Deployment- 15 min of Blissful Sleep

Yoga Nidra for Grief in Deployment Need a good cry? Let’s get our tears out with a Yoga Nidra for Grief in Deployment. During our deployment, I was listening to Josh Groban’s “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” (paid link) He has a beautiful version of the song with heartbreaking audio from deployed military members.  All ofContinue reading “Yoga Nidra for Grief in Deployment- 15 min of Blissful Sleep”

4 Powerful Yoga Breathing Exercises for Beginners

Yoga Breathing Exercises for Beginners In these days of stress and uncertainty, we can all benefit from yoga breathing practices.  Yoga breathing has been found to lower stress and improve cardio vascular functioning.  It improves lung function and respiratory endurance, helpful in the time of a respiratory pandemic! It lowers the heart rate and promotesContinue reading “4 Powerful Yoga Breathing Exercises for Beginners”

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