Posts in yoga
B A L A N C E

My yoga teacher always told us the poses that we hate doing are the ones that we need to practice the most. For me those are heart openers and balancing poses. I’m just not good at them. I cringed every time they are cued in class and I was always weary of instructing them in my classes because I thought if I couldn’t do them well I shouldn’t teach them.

But you know what, my yoga teacher was right. If we always ignore the things that we aren’t good at or that we are afraid of and only focus on the things that we like and are good at we will never move forward. 

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TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND JUST BE

Just like the ocean, we are all effected by the pull of the moon. Full moons bring about a period of heightened emotions and stir the mental turbulences into a full on wave pool. For me, the effects of the full moon started over a week ago.  Since then I felt like I was spiraling into an abyss of emotion, worry, and doubt. But, with every passing full moon and every spiral I've learned that its in these moments where we can grow the most; all it takes it a moment to stop and breathe.

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FIVE THINGS YOUR YOGA TEACHER WANTS YOU TO KNOW

There are 2 main goals that I have for every single yoga class that I teach...
1. Guide my students to pure mental, physical, and spiritual bliss, and
2. Ensure that they don't get hurt

In my attempts to achieve these goals, here are 5 things that as a yoga teacher I wish I could tell every one of my students and as a yoga student I wish that my yoga teacher would have told me...

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DADS LOVE YOGA TOO

Father’s Day is next Sunday and while I know that your dad will absolutely LOVE anything that you get him,  I’m like 85% sure that he doesn’t want that tie that you picked out. Does your dad even wear a tie? You know what your dad really wants? A little bit of yoga in his life and maybe some sweet gear too. 

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How To Choose A Yoga Mat That Is Perfect For You

One of my favorite things about practicing yoga is that, unlike many activities, it doesn’t require a lot of equipment. You literally only need your body and your breath, but if I could recommend only one thing, I would recommend investing in a quality yoga mat.  Choosing a yoga mat that is perfect for you can be overwhelming. Lucky for you, I've tried tons and narrowed them down to my top 5! Check them out here!

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