It is a rainy, dreary day here in Maryland and I am not complaining. I have an unexpected day off of work and the kids are off of school. Sweet freedom! It is the perfect day to curl up with a good book. I often site some of my favorite reads in class, and thought … Continue reading My Favorite Books (of the moment)!
What is Compassion?
As a yoga teacher, I see myself as a guide. I don't claim to be an expert, guru, or enlightened one. I believe I learn at least as much from my students as they learn from me. I do little talks before most of my classess and typically ask students to take time to think … Continue reading What is Compassion?
Fitness at Home
In addition to being a Yoga Teacher I am also a Certified Personal Trainer. I have gotten a few questions regarding fitness equipment to use at home. Here are some of my favorites! I like these products because they are effective and don't take up too much space. Thera-Band MiniBands These mini band barely take … Continue reading Fitness at Home
4-7-8 Breathing Technique
Anxiety seems to be a fact of life for the many of us. Although anxiety can be debilitating at times, there are many different ways to try to combat it. What works for one person may be very different from what works for another. Sometimes self care can do the trick and sometimes medication can … Continue reading 4-7-8 Breathing Technique
A Few of my Favorite (Yoga) Things
I always do tons of research before I make purchases. I base many of my shopping decisions on reviews from others. I have been practicing yoga for over 25 years and have used all sorts of bags, blocks, and balms! Today I am going to share 3 of my favorite yoga products with you. I'd … Continue reading A Few of my Favorite (Yoga) Things
One thing being in the midst of a global pandemic does is create time. Lots of time. Time to clean, cook, learn, sleep, create, etc. It creates time to indulge your whims. Ya know, like when you decide to transfer your domain name and rebuild your website except you don’t really know what you are … Continue reading Limbo
I originally wrote this on October 27, 2017. This was just an unfinished, first draft that I wrote in the moment. I was going to try to finish it, but I think it's better just like it is. It is completely raw and real. I miss my little buddy. Yesterday, my family and I said … Continue reading Saying Goodbye
Fitness Considerations for Those who Sit All Day
According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), healthy adults should strive for at least 150 minutes of cardiovascular exercise per week. This can be broken down to fit your schedule. One option is to split it into 30 minutes, 5 days per week. For weight loss, NASM recommends at least 60-90 minutes of … Continue reading Fitness Considerations for Those who Sit All Day
Guest Blog Post by Sheila Olson – Self Care Practices to Compliment your Fitness Routine
Self care is so important and often overlooked. Please enjoy this guest blog post from Sheila Olson! You can learn more by visiting http://www.fitsheila.com or e-mail Sheila at email@example.com. Thank you Sheila for taking the time to write this article. These Are The Self-Care Practices That Should Complement Your Fitness Routine There’s no denying … Continue reading Guest Blog Post by Sheila Olson – Self Care Practices to Compliment your Fitness Routine
Is Yoga Enough?
Many students ask me if practicing yoga is enough to get in and stay in shape. Just like everything, it depends. I personally cannot maintain my yoga practice without strength training. If I don't strength train, I tend to become injured from my yoga practice. This may not be the case for each person, but … Continue reading Is Yoga Enough?