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Using props in yoga practice

Most weeks I teach yoga I have a theme. It could be feet, twists, low back, balancing poses, groins, etc. Whatever sequence I teach my classes for the week I am also practicing at home. Many of the places I teach currently don’t have props. Which has been a good challenge for me as a […]


Review Wednesday: Make-A-Bolster

When I travel I usually pack exercise clothes and tennis shoes to make sure I keep up with my regular exercise routine. Sometimes hitting the gym at the hotel is successful and other times not at all. Once I started my teacher training last year I developed a home yoga practice. The more I did […]


Using props in yoga

Years ago I was in a yoga class and at the beginning of class the teacher told us what props we needed for class that day. Someone walked into class after the prop instructions were given. I overheard a fellow student tell the other what props the teacher had requested. She looked at the helpful […]


Home Restorative practice

Last weekend I was visiting my family in Tucson, my beloved hometown. While visiting, my mom and I were able to practice yoga together three mornings. (She was very excited to get three private sessions with me.) I wrote a practice specific to her requests, a second one we did I had written about before […]


Rockin’ customer service

I have been using Camelbak water bottles for a little more than two years. The first one I owned just had a lid. It was a little difficult to drink out of because of the wide mouth. But nonetheless I liked the bottle and how easy it was to take to the gym, when traveling, […]


Just breathe …

Yoga class was a treat this morning. Even more than normal. I took a friend with me. Our friends Stefanie and Aaron are in town along with their teenage son and 4-year-old son. They are on their way to Disneyland. But stopped in the Bay Area for a couple of days. Anyway, Stefanie and I […]


GFG! and her yoga props

My usual yoga props for most yoga classes is a blanket, block and strap. If a teacher requires something else, such as an extra block, a bolster, sand bag, I am more than happy to grab as well. Oh, and an eye pillow is great for Restorative yoga and savasana. In a pinch, I use […]


Hurrying to relax at yoga class

I literally ran to the yoga studio tonight to make it on time to Baxter’s Hatha class. Traffic from South City to Emeryville was pretty tame, especially since there is a 49ers game tonight. But from Emeryville a drive in the evenings that normally takes me 15-20 minutes took 40 minutes tonight. I quickly changed […]


You had me at bolster

My regular props for most of my yoga classes are a blanket, strap and block. (Bolster photo provided by Yoga Bolsters.) The blanket is great for sitting on to give yourself a little boost. It is also good to use under your knees when doing poses where your knees might be sensitive. The strap is […]