Why Perfection & Yoga Need to Break Up

I was teaching Side Shoulder Stand this past Tuesday - a BEAST of a posture - when I completely fell out of it and onto my bum.

Picking myself up and trying again, I did get a decent demo going for the students in the livestream class, but it was by no means perfect.

A few years ago, I would have...

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Fix Your Forearm Plank in 3 Easy Moves

You don’t want your shoulders to hurt, right? Or, your neck to be all whacked out? OR, to have your low back start aching?

Because Forearm Plank is one of the most under taught yoga postures out there. 

Why? Teachers assume you know how to do it. 

And, it’s become...

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Trying to learn to Handstand in my 40s I made these mistakes so you don’t have to...

Taking on Handstand in my 40s? It was a daunting challenge to say the least. 

I was always considered a "bigger" girl growing up. 

I'm tall, curvy and not someone you think would even want to learn how to do things like a Handstand. 

That's for tiny, gymnast type girls in their...

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Why I Hate Gratitude Journals

I only realized how much I dislike gratitude journals this week, when I was chatting with a friend. 

But, the more I think about it, I really am not a fan.

Don't get me wrong. I think having a sincere appreciation for the people, situations, and beauty you're surrounded by is...

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When Kale Shrapnel Ends Up in Your Laundry... Be Thankful for Yoga

This past Monday, I woke up and the coffee maker would not turn on. It stood there on the counter like a dead object refusing the one thing I wanted most in that moment - coffee. 

I hit it a couple of times, trying to wack some sense into it. And, then hair askew, glasses on, I pulled a...

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Yoga and Diet Culture

There is so much chatter about diet culture. It’s been getting louder and louder over the past couple of years and I can see why.

Diet culture is kind of the worst.

It makes you feel less than, not good enough EVER, and disconnected from how fabulous you are from the moment you arrived here...

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The 5 Red Flags You’re in the Wrong Yoga Situation

If I could tell the younger version of myself that they didn’t have to grin and bear every weird yoga situation they find themselves in, I would take the time and do it. Get me my DeLorean, I will go back in time and do it today.

 But, because I don’t hear Doc Brown banging on my...

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3 Steps to Kick Your Scarcity Mindset to the Curb

Oh, scarcity mindset you are worst guest, but you always love to come and visit, don’t you?

You love to tell me that there’s not enough for everyone. That there’s not enough money, or time.

That there’s already hundreds… no, thousands, of yoga teachers doing just...

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Is It Possible to "Master" Beginner Level Yoga?

Last week I went way out of my comfort zone and took a class to learn how to make French Macarons. 

I am an average baker. I like to bake. But, I’m not someone who does anything fancy.

I make chocolate chip cookies. I bake brownies for my husband (from a box mix). And, I can make one...

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Are you a yogi if you eat meat? And other thoughts on Ahimsa…

Last week I saw a post from a colleague on Instagram that stated you weren’t a true yogi if you eat meat. The post also asked if this thought triggered me.

Well, yes. I thought. I am thoroughly triggered on several levels.

But, I’m not someone to vent on social media, so I clicked off...

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Get Your Ritual Right: Thoughts on pre & post practice practices...

So, what are your before or after class rituals? Because even if you don’t know it, you have some.

Do you do some light warm-ups? Or, breathing exercises?

Do you always pee right before you step on the mat?

Or, do you scramble to make it to class, logging in at the last second, a little...

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What is "Good" Yoga?

What is good yoga? How do you know if you are in a good yoga class? What do you look for beyond the instructors Instagram profile, or following?

Is it good yoga if the yoga teacher can do impressive things within their own practice?

Is it good yoga if it has a lineage behind it? Meaning that...

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