MOVEMENT

WORKING ON BALANCE

Crow Pose Working on Balance Lately, things have been a bit crazy. Maybe it’s the Scorpio full moon or the transition into Spring or that life is finally starting to open up again; my life has been pretty hectic.  Throughout all the craziness, I’ve been finding it more difficult to find time for myself and… Continue reading WORKING ON BALANCE

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5-MINUTE RELAXING EVENING YOGA SEQUENCE

Supine twist I am a sucker for routines. I spend a lot of time editing, evaluating, and creating the perfect mourning routine to wake up to and set my day right. Currently, I wake up to 10 minutes of meditation, followed by writing down three things I am grateful for, then some form of movement.… Continue reading 5-MINUTE RELAXING EVENING YOGA SEQUENCE

MOVEMENT

PLANK VARIATIONS FOR STRENGTH

Ah, planks. There has to be something said about how an exercise can simultaneously be my favorite and my least favorite. Prior to quarantine, one of my favorite hot yoga classes would end with a 2 minute long hold of some sort of plank variation. It was honestly one of the most difficult classes I have… Continue reading PLANK VARIATIONS FOR STRENGTH

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STRETCHES FOR RUNNERS

Standing forward fold As I mentioned in my previous post for building upper body strength and flexibility, I’m currently training to run a half marathon. I love running for a multitude of reasons; not just physical but also the mental benefits that come from spending so much time on my feet. Recovery and rest have… Continue reading STRETCHES FOR RUNNERS

MOVEMENT

BUILDING FLEXIBILITY AND STRENGTH IN MY UPPER BODY

Wild Thing pose One of my goals for 2021 is to seriously train for a half-marathon. While it is difficult to stay motivated when all races are canceled for the time being, I am mostly enjoying my training and pushing myself on longer and longer runs.  This means I am spending a lot of time… Continue reading BUILDING FLEXIBILITY AND STRENGTH IN MY UPPER BODY

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5 MINUTES FOR HEART OPENERS

Sphinx pose Hero pose Like most people, I spend a lot of my time in front of a screen.  If I have spent most of the previous day hunched over a screen or desk, I know immediately the next morning because my shoulders and upper back are sore and stiff.  I also find that, throughout… Continue reading 5 MINUTES FOR HEART OPENERS

MOVEMENT, SOUL

MY JANUARY CHALLENGE + TIPS FOR DEVELOPING A MORNING PRACTICE

Crow pose I don’t really like the concept of New Year’s resolutions.  Don’t get me wrong, I am all for the concept of personal development and creating goals to support that. My issue with “New Year’s” is the time.  I like to think resolutions can come at any time and are not just waiting for… Continue reading MY JANUARY CHALLENGE + TIPS FOR DEVELOPING A MORNING PRACTICE

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FIVE YOGA STRETCHES FOR RELIEVING STRESS

I find the end of the year to be both very fast paced and slow paced. There is the bustle of the holidays and the thrill of a new year and new intentions to set. However, at least where I live, it’s frequently cold and the sun sets before 4 pm every day. And while… Continue reading FIVE YOGA STRETCHES FOR RELIEVING STRESS