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Set an intention that’s bigger than yourself

Set an intention that’s bigger than yourself

Two years ago I wrote a blog post on setting an intention for your yoga practice. You can read it here.  In the post, I wrote about using a positive thought, word, or image for your intention. I suggested that you take your intention off 

My own story about depression and anxiety

My own story about depression and anxiety

I am a yoga teacher who takes antidepressants. Yeah. Those two things just go hand-in-hand like peas and carrots, don’t they?   To clarify, I was taking antidepressant medications for a few years before I started practicing yoga. And I’ve been on them for over 

9 Different types of yoga, in my own words

9 Different types of yoga, in my own words

Here are my own brief descriptions of the different types of yoga, based on my experience with practice and teaching. You, dear reader, can easily Google “Hatha yoga” and get a specific, scientific, precise, history-backed definition, so please do that if you need. These descriptions 

Heart openers for Valentine’s Day

Heart openers for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! To honor the day, here are some simple yoga asanas you can do to help open your heart. These asanas can be done by anyone, and they are especially good for beginners. They can even be done during a break in your 

Self-Compassion

Self-Compassion

What is self-compassion? Self-compassion is being nice to yourself. Right? Sounds so easy. Are you nice to yourself? Really?   I had a conversation with a friend recently about self-compassion, and it led to new insights for me. I was inspired to make self-compassion a 

Meditation on a snow globe

Meditation on a snow globe

I have always loved snow globes. Maybe it’s because I grew up in the south, and we rarely got snow. Maybe it’s because I can’t resist the urge to pick one up and shake it, so the snow swirls around, looking so beautiful.   Our 

Doing your own thing in a yoga class

Doing your own thing in a yoga class

Today I want to write about a Yoga Teacher Problem. Every so often, you get someone in your class who seems to be doing her own thing. She’s not following your cues. She is in her own little world, moving into Wild Thing when you’re cueing 

Gifts for the yogi in your life

Gifts for the yogi in your life

Welcome to the holiday season, everyone! I’m here today with some gift ideas for the yogi in your life. All my selections can be purchased online, because online shopping is convenient for just about everyone. But I also want to stress the value of shopping 

Five tips for new-ish yoga teachers

Five tips for new-ish yoga teachers

Let’s get down to the basics. No matter how long you’ve been teaching yoga, it’s always nice to get a refresher on the basics. Here are five tips for new yoga teachers, new-ish yoga teachers, or even long-time yoga teachers.   1. Introduce yourself.   

Practicing mindfulness and walking my dog

Practicing mindfulness and walking my dog

I have been reading a book on mindfulness, and it has inspired me to step up my mindfulness game. Particularly when I’m walking the dog. The book is “The Miracle of Mindfulness” by Thich Nhat Hanh. One thing you should know is that our dog,