Yoga

Stretching Is Hard

When we think of stretching, we think of flexibility and flexible people. We think about an easy workout. We might not even think of a workout at all. We might even think about old people or dancers. We do know one thing: we should be doing it. That doesn't mean that we actually stretch consistently… Continue reading Stretching Is Hard

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Motivation, Yoga

Do Yoga With A Loved One

It's February and Valentine's Day is today so in light of this, let's talk about how much fun doing yoga with a loved one is. First of all, I'm talking about an at home practice. Not that a yoga studio is boring, less fun, or less special but you can't really be as open or… Continue reading Do Yoga With A Loved One

What I Mean When I Say

I love “love”

I got told a lot in my youth that there were two words I had to be very careful about using. The first one was "hate". You can dislike something, I was told, but to hate it you have to be really sure because that's a big word. And that formed a pretty positive habit. I… Continue reading I love “love”

Yoga

Slow Down

I'm asking you to slow down during the holiday season. What am I...insane? Well, maybe but that isn't the point. The point is that holiday season or not, we move too quickly through our lives. We rush out the door. Ride other people's bumpers on the way to work. Rush through our workouts, our chores.… Continue reading Slow Down

What I Mean When I Say

“Everybody Says…”

"Everybody says..." is a phrase I am most guilty of saying. And it has been the biggest thing to hold me back in the past. Why? Well, to answer that, we first have to discuss who this "everybody" is. So what do I mean when I say, "Everybody says..." Everybody...that's a pretty broad term. About… Continue reading “Everybody Says…”

Motivation, What I Mean When I Say

“Don’t Smoke Around Me”

First of all, yuck. Second of all, I'm not just being pretentious I promise. There's a reason you shouldn't smoke around me, or anyone else for that matter. But I'll cut to the chase. I have sensitive lungs. And I am sensitive to a lot of chemicals. Which means that your one puff of smoke near… Continue reading “Don’t Smoke Around Me”

Running, Yoga

Shoulder Stretches

We don't open our shoulders up enough. We think about our chest occasionally but we think about our shoulders even less often. Which is not good considering how many hours in the day we spend hunched over and collapsed. But why stretch our shoulders? Shouldn't we be more focused on our back, our neck, our hamstrings?… Continue reading Shoulder Stretches

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I Don’t Like Processed Sugar

I'm not insane. I promise. But...I don't like sugar that much. Well...not entirely true. I do enjoy sugar. Who doesn't? But I honestly don't like it that much. Kind of? Let me explain. Don't get me wrong, I'll pound some natural Oreos all the live long day, but that's a pretty rare occasion. My issue with sugar… Continue reading I Don’t Like Processed Sugar