My intuition is at a stand still. And that’s ok. The sixth chakra, subject of a recent practice guided by the wonderful Vanessa Van Noy, represents our intuition, and as one definition suggests, “our ability to focus on and see the big picture.” We placed our foreheads on blocks in child’s pose, in order to increase the … More See with your Eye
My poor blog gets no love. For lack of a better term, it has become the “red-headed stepchild” in my life. I am currently training towards not just one, but TWO additional certification programs. Combined with my semi-heavy teaching schedule and raising three active kids (and one furry little girl), there has simply not been time to … More Walk the Dog…or Work on My Blog?
One (of MANY) things that has kept me from blogging the last few weeks is a commitment to clean out my closet and all of my drawers. For those who know me and my shopping habits, this is a monumental task. Naturally I began with my yoga clothes, which are rapidly taking over the majority … More My Drawer Runneth Over
I drink tea every day. Sometimes I have a mid-morning, post-yoga coffee also, but always tea. It starts my day. My brand of choice is (surprisingly!) Yogi Tea. There are inspirational quotes or some other form of wise words on every tag. I keep many of these tags in a piece of pottery one of … More Tea with My”selves”
Words like “snowstorm”, “blizzard” and “nor’easter” typically fill me with dread. How many inches will fall? How many extra calories will I consume? How long before cabin fever sets in? Given studio closures as a result of the first Jersey shore blizzard of 2016, I anticipated a home practice. How I moved through that practice was … More RIP Glenn Frey
New Year’s Day and my birthday occur within days of each other. While these annual anniversaries don’t necessarily prompt me to adopt a new set of resolutions, it is a time which evokes pause and reflection. What did I gain in 2015? What did I lose? What will I bring into a new year of life…and … More Peace of Mind? Piece of Cake!
Making a resolution? Stating a new intention? Changing some habits? Establishing goals? Reset. Start over. Wipe the slate clean. The new year is a great opportunity for all of these things. For those in need of an official “starting line”, now is your time. However, if you’re like me, adopting change in conjunction with a specific … More Banking on my Breath
Generally speaking, Monday morning is not the strongest practice of my week. Occasionally I spring out of bed on Mondays, energetic and ready to face the day. But more often than not, I pull the covers over my head, hit that snooze button “just one more time” and hide from all that lies ahead once my feet … More Surprise!
This month the concept of gratitude is everywhere. I’ve felt grateful, but not particularly inspired. I knew I wanted to post something today, and I figured it would be based on the yogic philosophy of santosa, the second of the five niyamas (niyamas are the second of the eight limbs of yoga which refer to personal practices … More Gratitude Call to Action
“Two sides, but only one coin,” is a phrase I heard in a class a few weeks ago, and something that has bounced around my brain every day since. What does it mean? More specifically, what does it mean for me? I’ve never been much of a “black or white” kind of thinker, but rather … More Heads or Tails?