Cozying Up to Your Root Chakra for a Stronger Foundation

The root chakra, or muladhara, is the foundation of our physical and energetic body. It’s associated with our feelings of basic safety and security, as well as identity and physicality, making it a good focus for folks with trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, and most other dis-ease relating to security and safety. Each of the followingContinue reading “Cozying Up to Your Root Chakra for a Stronger Foundation”

Smudging: Ancient Ritual Backed by Modern Research

I recently got a wild hair and decided to try sage smudging. I was joking with a friend that we should smudge a room where we work that always felt “heavy,” and on a whim bought a smudge kit the next day. I had absolutely no experience with smudging but that never stopped me fromContinue reading “Smudging: Ancient Ritual Backed by Modern Research”

Creating Space for YOUR Yoga Practice

The idea that creating and maintaining a regular yoga practice can reduce stress and overall anxiety sounds great but how? Just how? We’re all busy and get distracted with the thousand other things we need to do… And if you’re not a super chill, green tea drinking yogi, can you still benefit from that commitmentContinue reading “Creating Space for YOUR Yoga Practice”

Health Nut: The “Side Effects” of Practicing Yoga

Despite popular belief, being a health nut is not a prerequisite to practice yoga. Neither is being flexible or thin but I’ll save that soap box for another blog! However, from the “outside” it can seem like an awful lot of people who practice yoga do health nutty things like drink green juice and carryContinue reading “Health Nut: The “Side Effects” of Practicing Yoga”

Yoga: Mending the Mind-Body Connection

When I first started practicing yoga I did it for the workout. Naturally, I started with power yoga. I got a book and would spend hours trying to learn the two-hour long flow that was detailed in the pages. I had an out-of-control, very unhealthy addiction to exercise as well as an eating disorder, soContinue reading “Yoga: Mending the Mind-Body Connection”

3 Reasons to Start Practicing Yoga Now!

There are literally dozens of reasons to start practicing yoga right now (like, right now) is a great move for your health and wellness. There is a reason yoga has been around for thousands upon thousands of years. More people every year are coming to yoga for myriad different reasons and finding that it providesContinue reading “3 Reasons to Start Practicing Yoga Now!”

3 Uncommon Reasons to Start Using Yoga Props

I had been practicing yoga for 15 years before I ever used yoga props in my practice. Having taught myself from a book and being a bit macho after just coming off of a competitive high school swimming career, I guess I thought “props are for wimps.” It never occurred to me to even tryContinue reading “3 Uncommon Reasons to Start Using Yoga Props”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”