7 Tips For Surviving Your First Hot Yoga Class

Hot yoga can be a hot mess if you're not prepared. I'll never forget my first time trying hot yoga. I had a Groupon to try hot yoga that was about to expire and figured I might as well try it. I figured it couldn't be that different from the yoga classes I had been taking at 24 Hour Fitness. I showed up 10 minutes before class started in baggy cotton sweat pants, a t-shirt, no water, no towel, and a cheap $5 mat from Target. It all went downhill from there. ...more
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Why I Started My Career Life Over in My 40's

There are many reasons for starting over with a new career, in fact, each reason is as personal and unique as the person making that choice.  I like to think of my reason as taking a mulligan.  A do over.  ...more

Here Is Why Yoga Is a Great Stress Reliever

Yoga has been gaining some serious popularity over the past several years. If you have ever tried it, you will understand why. Yoga does a lot in improving your health and flexibility. However, the main benefits of yoga are the other advantages that it provides. In fact, yoga has been shown to be one of the best stress relievers. With a few sessions a week, yoga has proved to reduce stress in all areas of your life. This is why so many people that try it continue to pursue it. ...more
So much turth! After a good, solid well-led class, I can feel the peace in my body into the next ...more

How Yoga Can Improve Your Creative Writing Skills

What can yoga sessions do to improve your creative writing skills? Let’s find out more about that in this article.To help keep your sanity intact on days you find it difficult to write, do a round of yoga first.Sounds like an absurd suggestion, eh? Not really. Various research materials have explored the link between yoga and creative writing – some are scientific and technical in nature, while some are well, practical and easy to understand....more
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Can You Do Yoga With A Hearing Loss?

I love yoga! Not only is it fun, but I find the health benefits to be extraordinary. My yoga practice saved me from real injury during a fall last year, and I think that it, combined with meditation, has helped calm the severity of my tinnitus. I recommend yoga to everyone I meet — whether they have hearing loss or not!...more

How To: Breath Meditation

Breath meditation is an essential concept of meditation because many other meditations rely on you understanding this concept first....more


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The Sweet Smell of a Memory on my Yoga Mat

You know how a sound, or a smell, or a taste will take you back and into a memory within a millisecond? That old General Foods International Coffee commercial was spot on. But it isn’t coffee for me. It’s my yoga mat. I’ve been doing yoga for 18 years with the same mat. It has just a hint of a sweet, sticky, rubbery-clean smell that has lingered all this time, and it feels and smells like home.  ...more

Heart Openers - On and Off the Mat

"Arms stretched out behind you, grasp your hands behind your back...lift your gaze and open the heart" The yoga instructor gently continues to remind us to round the shoulders down and back throughout the class. We are practicing heart openers.I love yoga for many reasons: the chance to intentionally practice deep and full breathing, the chance to move slowly and deliberately, the chance to practice beginner's mind, and the chance to do chest and heart openers. ...more

5 Yoga Poses to Open Your Heart

Last year, I brought you 5 very sexy yoga poses to work into your Valentine's Day... activities. This year I'm back with something even more important: self-love. You can more easily attract love from outside yourself when you've activated love within yourself. Here are five yoga poses to help you do just that in preparation for Valentine's Day. Whether you're in a relationship or seeking one, these poses will help you get your heart on the right track. ...more
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