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Posts Tagged ‘Forrest Yoga’

Yoga produces sweat and tears

Tonight I attended Forrest Yoga. It was the last class being taught by Kristen. She is opening her own yoga studio and will be concentrating on opening that in the next two months or so. Forrest Yoga is an amazing and intense experience. Some of it I really enjoy. Some of it I could pass […]


It’s about taking care of me again

Tonight I attended the Friday evening Forrest Yoga class. It was a sweaty class with warm air flowing around. Bleh. But the heat really helps you release toxins and get in poses more deeply. I usually work from home on Fridays. And I did today. I was on a roll with what I was working […]


Backing off minor injury is healing

On Thursday night in yoga while either doing Lizard pose or what the teacher funnily called Screaming Pigeon (against the wall) I pulled my hamstring in my right leg. I took a Vinyasa class Friday morning. Most teachers will ask before a class starts if anyone needs to talk to them about anything going on […]


Gettin’ sweaty for the holiday

For the holiday, Namaste had just one class today. The normal Monday 10 a.m. class was held today, which I can’t normally attend because of that work thing. It was Power Vinyasa. Wow, I thought the Forrest Yoga class on Friday was hot and sweaty. But class today was the sweatiest yoga class I have […]


Sweaty Friday evening & Saturday, Sunday mornings

Since getting back from vacation I got back to my exercise routine pretty quickly. The careful caloric intake came on the following week and I think I have done pretty OK this past week. The past 12 days I have exercised. And I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon, though I am sure something will […]


Exercise back in full swing after vacation hiatus

Since Wednesday I have been on track with the exercise (the food is another story, but it usually is). I had planned to hit Vinyasa Yoga class (and take my mom) on Sunday. But we had flight issues and instead of coming in Saturday night about 8 p.m. we came in on Sunday at almost […]


Yoga is constantly challenging me

I attended my regular Friday night Forrest Yoga class. Man, that class is intense. Such an amazing and sweaty workout. I made some new discoveries with my practice today. While in Dolphin Pose, Kristin gives us the option to do Dolphin and then two variations of Dolphin, each a level higher than the next. I […]


My intention, energy are with Dorothy

For those of you who don’t follow me on my personal blog, Twitter or Facebook you haven’t heard me talk about my friend Dorothy. Dorothy is a journalist friend of mine who traveled to Syria last Friday to cover the events happening there. She was detained by the Syrian government and her family has not […]


Improving yoga poses, practice

Yup, another yoga post. Who knew I could write so much about yoga? I have been practicing yoga semi-regularly for about four years now. There are poses that I feel I have made vast improvement with and others that come more easily. And there are those that are still difficult for me to do. Until […]


Adding positive energy with singing

I worked from home today, which worked out pretty well. I got a lot of work done and was able to “sleep in” until 6:30. I have been getting up at 5 a.m. for work these days. I was able to take the 5 p.m. Forrest Yoga class. I am really getting into this type […]