It’s almost the end of of the year, and I thought it might be nice to do a little 2017 year in review. I’ve had quite the journey this year with my yoga practice, and it’s fun to look back and see how far I’ve come. There’s also some great stuff coming up on the horizon that I’m really looking forward to. So, indulge me a little, and take a look with me at the year that was, and the future that will be.
It’s that time of year again! No, not the holidays. I’m talking about cold and flu season. Doing yoga regularly, like any doing regular exercise routine, can help boost your immune system. However, no matter our best efforts, sometimes we succumb to the germs of the season. Should you keep doing yoga while you’re sick? Let’s take a look at the ways we can both help and hinder the healing process with the aid of our yoga practice.
Well, the holiday season is in full-swing. This week, I thought I would talk a little about yet another Ayurvedic concept I’ve been experimenting with in my own life: abhyanga. Abhyanga is a specific form of self-massage that promotes better health through improved circulation and relaxation. Who couldn’t use more of that during this stressful time of year? Read on below for the details on how to integrate the practice of abhyanga into your own life!
It’s Thanksgiving week, and I wanted to post about bringing gratitude into our everyday yoga practice. Having an attitude of gratitude can be a huge first step on the path to personal contentment. Yoga offers us many ways to cultivate gratitude and carry that feeling with us both on and off the mat.
Now that my yoga teacher training journey has come to an end, I wanted to take a moment to talk about what’s next for this blog and my yoga journey. This is really more of a short, housekeeping type of post. It’s just a way for me to let my readers know where I am and where I plan to take this.
Well, here we are. I’ve reached the end of my 200-hour yoga teacher training experience. When this yoga teacher training experience started, I would never have believed we’d get here so quickly.
We held our final weekend/retreat this past weekend at Canaan Valley Resort. This post is going to be a bit different than my past posts about my yoga teacher training weekends. For one thing, I’ll not be breaking down the weekend into multiple posts per day. We were there for four days, and it seems excessive to break each day down into individual posts. For another, I’m not planning to recap each and every thing we did. Again, we did a great deal in four days, and it seems like too much to put into one post.
This post will be a combination of telling you about the weekend, along with telling you about the wonderful group of ladies I’ve been spending my time with. So please, read on and enjoy this final chapter in my yoga teacher training experience.
Hello, dear readers! I hope you’re all having a good week. As you may remember, last week I posted about our session with Molly Culleton, an Ayurvedic Health Specialist. That session continues to resonate with me, and as a result, I decided to apply some of what she taught us to my everyday life. I’ve spent the last two weeks integrating some of the Ayurvedic principles we learned into my routine, and I’d like to share about my experience with you. Read on to see how this experiment has played out so far!
As promised last week, today’s post is about our session on Ayurveda. Known as the “sister science” of yoga, it is a compliment to the physical practice of asana. This session really sparked my excitement, and I have been looking forward to sharing it with you. So, read on and let’s talk Ayurveda!
We’re jumping right into my October YTT weekend in this post! Saturday’s focus was the throat chakra and the endocrine system. We also played with the “king” and “queen” of asana, headstand and shoulder stand. Of course, we also did some practice teaching and had a lot of fun together. Let’s get to it!
Hello again, and welcome back to day three of my September YTT weekend. We took another field trip on Sunday. We are very lucky to have one half of the couple that owns the Lake Pointe Inn in Deep Creek, Maryland as a part of our YTT group. She and her husband very graciously offered to host us for a day spent doing yoga and meditation in a beautiful and serene lakeside setting. We had a truly magical day, and I hope you’ll read on to hear all about it.