A Different Approach to Postpartum Yoga

The first few weeks and months after having my baby were not what I expected. Initially my body felt like it had been hit by a truck. I had a healthy pregnancy and delivery, but the impact of childbirth and the physical toll taking care of a newborn took on my body blew me away. When I attempted to resume my … Continue reading A Different Approach to Postpartum Yoga

Your Brain on Yoga

I recently overheard a student comment to a teacher before class that “Yoga is the only thing that makes sense right now." It was a simple yet powerful statement that most of us can relate to. We’ve all been there at some time in our lives. Life becomes so busy, overwhelming, crazy, problematic, or stressful, … Continue reading Your Brain on Yoga

The Universe Wants to Fill You Up (Literally!)

I'm really fascinated with the breath lately. Perhaps that's why I'm coming across so many unique perspectives and details on the breath itself, as well as how breath relates to yoga. If you practice yoga, you know the breath is a large component. Many say it's the most important component. If you're alive and reading … Continue reading The Universe Wants to Fill You Up (Literally!)

Breath Meets Body (Week 2 of Yoga Teacher Training)

As I navigate my way through Week 2 of Yoga Teacher Training, it feels a lot like I’m walking through my house in the dark. Walking blindly through a space I know well from having lived in it for years, it seems to change shape. In the dark I can’t walk quickly unless I want … Continue reading Breath Meets Body (Week 2 of Yoga Teacher Training)

The Yogic Path to Happiness

When I first started practicing yoga, I was still digging my way out of a deep cavern of grief. Something about this unusual method of twists, turns, and upside-downs kept calling me back. I didn’t know what it was initially, but as I began to settle into my body, things began to shift in my … Continue reading The Yogic Path to Happiness

Cultivating Gratitude Through Yoga

Our yoga practice is a multifaceted gem. It’s like a prism that reflects a different color depending on how the light hits it. Our practice can reflect back to us different emotions, feelings, or thoughts depending on how we approach it. Yoga can draw out parts of ourselves we know exist but have difficulty accessing … Continue reading Cultivating Gratitude Through Yoga

Modern Day Yoga Brings It Home

Do you remember your first yoga class? It usually makes an impression. We are the fortunate recipients of an ancient practice that has traversed time and countries to land at our doorsteps, even at our fingertips. Whenever and however we practice yoga, we become part of a venerable, healing, unifying, honored tradition. And it’s never … Continue reading Modern Day Yoga Brings It Home