Sometimes even just moving can be hard

We made it through another “Blue Monday”, an unofficial holiday deemed to be, scientifically, the worst day of the year. Heard of it? It’s always the third Monday in January. The holiday fun is over, the Northern Hemisphere is having its coldest weather, credit card bills are horrifying, and resolutions are just a memory. (Yes, the packed yoga classes of yester-week are already returning to normal levels.) Spring and summer are SO far away. And let’s not forget, Valentine’s Day with all its cruel expectations and reminders to us single guys and gals that “there you are, another year older and single“, is bearing down on us quickly. Blue Monday is, simply, sad.

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Peace on this day

Merry Christmas everyone! It’s been forever since my last post. I’ve missed you, my readers and yogis.

2014 saw my return to a marketing career in the natural products industry, and a departure from teaching yoga. I tried doing both, but in the end, it was too hard to balance. Making money won out! We all have to plan for our future.

Yoga remains a big part of my life. The physical practice, the yamas and niyamas, and prayanama mostly. I branched out into tantra yoga and kundalini this fall too, because I do need to attack some energetic issues in me. Continue reading “Peace on this day”

Yoga life lessons: 2006 to 2014

I am capable.
I have been controlled by body image issues my whole life.
I can change. Continue reading “Yoga life lessons: 2006 to 2014”

Monkey-boy’s 7 tips for arm balancing

A definition of yoga I once heard is:  yoga is learning more about yourself. This is one outcome of practicing yoga. I love it. The different styles of yoga that people are drawn too highlight our personalities and our different journeys. I admit that restorative, relaxing, and yin yoga practices are not part of my regular yoga mix, even though they are so nourishing. Power, “flow”, “acro”, “core”, advanced, and Ashtanga are more my thing. It’s how I calm myself down and work myself out, in every sense. And, I just really like to play. Continue reading “Monkey-boy’s 7 tips for arm balancing”