I’m proud to say that I’ve now been practicing yoga on a regular basis for just over six months. I started writing about my yoga practice this year because I noticed such a variety of benefits to the routine. I’ve greatly enjoyed using yoga as a fitness and wellness program, but also as a source … Continue reading Yoga: Six Months Later
Ana T. Forrest, creator of Forrest Yoga, is no stranger to life's challenges. Forrest was born disabled with malformed legs and chronic pain, had a physically abusive mother and absentee father, was frequently drugged and sexually abused as a toddler and child, battled with drug and alcohol abuse and addiction from the time she was six, … Continue reading Fierce Medicine: Weirdly Wonderful
The OED online defines balance as: “an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.” Incorporating a lot of balance postures into your practice can help strengthen your body and calm your mind. If you feel balanced and stable on the mat, you will have the confidence and calmness to bring that … Continue reading Balance: Body and Mind
So I think I’m officially addicted to hot yoga. I find myself only ever attending the heated classes at my studio. I’m still trying to figure out exactly what keeps me coming back, but something recently occurred to me: added resistance. The extremely humid environment of a hot yoga studio makes it feel like you’re … Continue reading Sweat Baby Sweat: Getting the Most From Your Yoga Practice
What I love about yoga is that its purpose is not fitness or weight loss, it is simply to get your body into a pose and to breathe deeply. To challenge the mind and body and to remain calm throughout the practice, no matter how difficult it is.