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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 

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 

Home remedies for the common cold

Home remedies for the common cold

Ah, the common cold. Recently I came down with a bad one, and it got me thinking about home remedies. Here are the things I do when I feel a cold coming on. These are in no way intended to be a substitute for a 

Ten things for new yogis to stop worrying about

Ten things for new yogis to stop worrying about

We all have worries, but your yoga practice shouldn’t be one of them. If you’re a new yogi, here are some ways to overcome any worries you may have about starting.    I’m intimidated to go in to a studio because I don’t know anything 

Mason jars and water bottles

Mason jars and water bottles

I was at a yoga teacher training over the weekend in Philadelphia, and I learned that, alas, I continue to be tragically unhip. Apparently all the cool kids are now using Mason jars as water bottles. I am baffled by this. I understand that there is 

Modifications are good for your teacher

Modifications are good for your teacher

When you take a yoga class, how much do you modify? My post from the other day, about ending up in the “wrong” yoga class, got me thinking about modifications. Many people don’t modify, which frustrates me as a teacher. No matter how often I 

Yoga props: do you use them?

One of my yoga teacher friends used to say: Yoga props are your friends, and it’s always good to have a friend by your side. I love that saying. But some yogis are resistant and don’t use props. I have helpfully sorted them into categories. 

My list of the best Christmas songs

A good Christmas song makes your heart swell. It expresses your feelings exactly. It reminds you of happy times. It makes you want to sing along as loudly as you can. What else makes a good song? 1. A new, vibrant take on something old and familiar. Gloria 

What makes a good Christmas song? My thoughts on the classics

Ah, the classic Christmas songs. You hear them playing from Thanksgiving Day until Christmas. You hear them everywhere, from Walgreens to Wendy’s to Whole Foods. You can’t get away from them. My niece Melissa claims that there are no good Christmas songs. I know what