Practice Non-Stealing this Holiday Season

2013 Wellness Challenge Week 46: Non-StealingOne of the 8 limbs of the yogic path as outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is asteya, which roughly translates to non-stealing. (For those of you unfamiliar, Patanjali was a famous sage and his Yoga Sutras are the guiding document for living a yogic life.)On the surface, non-stealing is quite straightforward – don’t take from others something (or someone) that/who doesn’t belong to you....more

Where to Find the Best Online Yoga Videos

Once upon a time, I had a vision of creating an online yoga video company, uploading videos at scheduled times and mirroring a physical yoga studio online to the best of my ability. It was creative and fun, but when I looked into what it would take to do the filming and editing, I stopped thinking it would be so much fun.The technology part really got in my way, or rather, I let it, and so I resorted to creating quick videos at home for you instead, which is still problematic at times but much more manageable and affordable....more

The Best Yoga Mat For Your Practice

Students often ask me what the best yoga mat to buy is so I thought I would just write it down for you here. Remember, this is solely my opinion, but I hope that it gives you some insight and guidance during your next yoga mat purchasing decision....more

Home for the Holidays

Having moved around so much in the past few years, “home” has a different meaning for me these days.In fact, I’ve found myself feeling like I don’t really have a home.For the longest time, I considered Avon Lake, OH, home, even when I was away at school in Boulder. After I graduated and resisted moving back “home” to live with my parents, Boulder became more and more my “home away from home.” It had and always will have a very special place in my heart because it was the first time in my life where I felt like I really belonged somewhere....more

6 Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress

Have you seen that commercial, at least I think it’s a commercial, where the turkeys get mad at all the Christmas decorations because it seems like everyone keeps forgetting about Thanksgiving?My mom was visiting last week, which meant lots of shopping, and it’s really hard to see all the Christmas decorations out already. Especially in Tucson, where the daily highs still consistently range from 75-85 and the sun is out Every. Single. Day.Not that I’m complaining – you just can’t take a girl from Ohio and convince her that Christmas is better in the desert....more