You all have heard the news that meditation has a plethora of health benefits, but how exactly does this modality work to help us find better health? I can assure you that it’s much more than just the latest fad. Let’s take a look at just a few of these claims and the truth behind them. [Read more…]
My yoga journey began when I was over 250 pounds. I wasn’t the typical yogi and I jumped into my practice long before Curvy Yoga was even a “thing”.
My inner experience was amazing. I actually came to a place where I was proud of myself. I felt strong. Powerful and like I finally had a voice. (All from yoga!) My outer experience though, that part of my journey that had to see the eye rolls of the people on the mats next to me when I would drop into child’s pose before we even finished our warm up, and that part of me who couldn’t shake the idea that the instructor’s I encountered had ZERO clue how to modify anything to accommodate a gal with…well, bigger than normal girls on her front. [Read more…]
Today, I am writing out of frustration and anger. I know, it’s not normally like me but I have a few things to say and those things are really ticking me off. Today, I want to discuss what is happening in the yoga world regarding who is leading yoga classes…and more importantly, what I think you should do about it.
Over the past few years, I have seen a pretty intent influx of people coming into the yoga community. Student bases are growing like crazy as more and more people are beginning to understand the benefits of a yoga practice. I also have been seeing an increase in instructors…or people who think they can lead yoga classes. Here is where my anger comes in – most of them have not had a single bit of yoga instruction training before they hop on the floor to start leading classes. [Read more…]
When Instagram began back in 2010, it wasn’t intended to be anything other than a place to share photos. As people always do, they find ways to incorporate all of the trendy things into their own lives and that of their businesses. The yoga world wasn’t excluded from that hype. Now, it’s 2015 and there aren’t too many who won’t open their search feed and see people in various yoga “poses” among their “People you may like” feed. [Read more…]