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”

Uh-oh…yoga wrist? 5 fast fixes!

Feeling sharp or lingering pain in your wrists from doing yoga? Try these:

  1. Elevate the “heels” of the hands during your yoga practice. Here
    Sore Wrists from Yoga
    My favourite yoga-wrist remedy!

    I am in Downward Dog, with slightly elevated wrists. I have simply flipped my yoga mat under itself to raise myself up slightly. The extra padding feels good, and this technique reduces the severity of extension on the wrist. It has been so effective for my own wrist pain, that I have been able to resume my “jump forward’s” in sun salutations – and better than ever, I might add! In finding a solution to my wrist pain, I have happened upon a wonderful modification to use in training for better jump-forward’s. Try it! (Remember to look forward and keep your belly tight.) Continue reading “Uh-oh…yoga wrist? 5 fast fixes!”

Detox what? Detox why?

It’s almost time for sugarplums and egg nog, so let’s talk about staying clean and healthy in body and mind, before we get crazy. Continue reading “Detox what? Detox why?”