I actually got up this morning at 7am and did my full practice before I started work. My intention was to just do 10 Sun Salutations, and I would be happy with that. I’m embarrassed to say that I’m in a rut. My practice and blogging has been pretty scattered since I started my job over a year ago. I work… View Post
Most Of The Yoga You Do Is When You’re Not In The Studio
Most of the yoga you do is when you’re not in the studio. One thing that I love about my job is all of the people I get to meet. I talk to people all day, and get to learn about their goals, successes, and struggles. Since I’m recruiting, most of my day is connected to LinkedIn, and just like… View Post
Practicing Ashtanga Yoga With Shoulder Pain (or Injury)
It might seem like having pain or injury would hold you back in your yoga practice, but it’s actually a way to take your practice to new depths. I’ve been getting this intense pain in my left shoulder that has come and gone over the years.When it starts to feel better, I return to my normal practice, but then the pain… View Post
All Emotions are Painful, but It’s Actually a Good Thing!
The last book we read in Spiritual Book Club was What Makes you Not a Buddhist by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse. I highly recommend it. It doesn’t matter your belief system. Just make a few small changes mentioned in this book, and you’ll be happier! Who doesn’t want that? Here’s what I mean.. The first thing Khyentse discusses are the 4 Seals of Dharma. All… View Post
I Quit My Day Job, and I Got Myself a REAL one…!
I LOVE MY JOB It’s been a long time since I’ve said that and really meant it. YES, I love teaching yoga. I love blogging. I love entrepreneurship. I quit my day job a few years ago to pursue my dream. But, in doing that, I created a stressful lifestyle that was a carbon copy of what I was living before. … View Post
Is It Okay to Practice Yoga Just For Exercise?
Ummm. Of course! Why wouldn’t it be? What’s the worst that would happen? You get fit, flexible, and healthy? We know that general health and wellness promotes happiness, so isn’t that enough? If you are practicing yoga for exercise, and not so much for the spiritual aspects – then it’s a great start and I say keep doing it!… View Post
Letting Go of Your Stories, Not Your Friends….
I was going through old posts, and found this buried away in the started but never finished section. I wrote it right after my friend Janessa passed away, and being reunited with my high school friends I hadn’t seen in about 18 years. I didn’t finish or publish it at the time because a lot had just happened emotionally, and… View Post
Hurricane Matthew Visits for the Weekend!
In 2004, when Hurricane Charley swept through Orlando, I remember how frightening it was hearing the rumble of the winds outside of my apartment window. I decided to take a walk the next morning, and there were cars busted in half and roofs caved in from trees that had been completely uprooted. After being through that, I didn’t take it lightly… View Post
I Want To Feel The Universe In Each Breath Cycle
Not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’m trying to blog everyday. I want to do it daily because it’s something I love to do, and want to get better at in every way. I want to be better writer, editor, and story teller. Eventually I want to vlog daily too. One thing at a time. What will I blog about? Yoga postures,… View Post
Getting Back To Full Practice
October has been going by quick! I’m in the middle of the happiness project, and I have some work to do to accomplish everything I’ve set out to do. I have total faith I can do it all though. I think for the first time I have given myself a realistic time frame and an actual plan of action. It’s… View Post
You CAN Complain About Being Busy
Are you happy doing what you do every day? I’m not talking about working in your dream job. I’m wondering if you find a way to love everyday no matter what. I never know whether I should say yes or no. I have a hard time making decisions, but I’ve gotten better. All growing up I was taught to never give… View Post
My Happiness Project: Boosting Energy
It’s the first Monday in October, so I thought this was a good day to start the Happiness Project. I know you’re thinking… October? That’s a weird month to start. Why not January? Why does January have to be when everyone makes their resolutions? I want to start now, so I should follow that! If I wait, I might lose… View Post
If it wasn’t for yoga, I’d still be in bed!
It’s really amazing to see how much my yoga practice has helped me through my recovery. If you’re generally healthy like me, the differences aren’t noticeable right away. Don’t get me wrong, the changes are dramatic, but composed of small changes over a long period of time. It’s been pretty amazing to go through a surgery and really experience how… View Post
You’re Not Alone. Here’s How I Know…
Earlier this week, I felt like the world was closing in on me. I’m working on A LOT of projects, and everyone needed my attention. I don’t ask a lot, and I’m pretty giving, but the truth is – my “me” time is important. But, that’s my responsibility. I took on a million projects at once, so of course people expect me to… View Post
Are Spiritual Hypocrites a Thing?
For the last Spiritual Book Club meeting, we read Awake in the World by Michael Stone. It was my second time reading it, and it was liberating to get back in touch with his teachings. Sometimes when I’m practicing yoga, and watching yogis on social media, I feel like I’m not as spiritual as I should be. I see so many quotes… View Post
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