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Posts Tagged ‘hatha yoga’

No excuses … Week 2

This past week was Week 2 back to healthy living. It was a challenging week at work. I didn’t just work long hours, they were also intense hours. I kept my gym bag packed and ready to go in the trunk every day. Monday and Tuesday I worked long hours but was still able to […]


Yoga pose: Extended Triangle Pose

I practice yoga regularly–about three times a week. Sometimes more. Utthita Trikonasana (Extended Triangle Pose) is a regular pose in my regular practice in both Hatha and Vinyasa classes. Every yoga pose has an anatomical focus, therapeutic application and many benefits. On the Yoga Journal website many poses are broken down step by step on […]


Once again … back to healthy living

After more than a week traveling for work and fun I got back home last night. And today is the day I got back to my normal and healthy lifestyle. I was in Texas. First Dallas and then Austin. Dallas was for work and I thought I would add Austin to the end of my […]


Planning for my week

I work hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It’s a choice I have to face every single day. And part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is planning. Planning is a big part of my success with clean living. (I plan out meals and my exercise.) Sunday mornings are my normal day to hit the grocery. […]


Practice yoga at home on the cheap

My friend Heather asked me if I could recommend some yoga videos for someone with limited resources. So I did some research and here’s the cool thing I found: YogaGlo. The YogaGlo site says: Take more than 1,000 yoga classes on your computer or on your HD TV whenever you want, in the comfort of your […]


Dealing with expected/unexpected challenges

On Saturday I wrote about how I had an upcoming challenging week: dinners, lunches, possible lack of exercise. Sometimes we can plan for our challenges other times they are a surprise. I try to take them all in stride and accept that sometimes you fall off the wagon. At some point you get back on […]


Giving my adrenal fatigue some ‘dessert’

I believe I am suffering from adrenal fatigue. AdrenalFatigue.org says: Adrenal fatigue is a collection of signs and symptoms, known as a syndrome, that results when the adrenal glands function below the necessary level. … You may look and act relatively normal with adrenal fatigue and may not have any obvious signs of physical illness, yet you […]


It’s time to exercise

So you have made the decision to start exercising (or maybe you haven’t but this post may just motivate you). Now where to begin? I recommend starting slow. You don’t want to hurt yourself or do something unpleasant that makes you never want to exercise ever again. When I started exercising seriously (believe me I […]


Do you trust yourself?

Tonight in yoga the theme was trust. There are poses in yoga I don’t trust myself in. Like headstand and handstand. Years ago one of my yoga teachers told me she thought I was ready to try one of them. And I just didn’t feel ready. And years later I still don’t. I don’t feel […]


Just for me

I took an extra long weekend with having Friday and Monday off as well as Saturday and Sunday. I gave myself an extended weekend for a variety of reasons: I needed to get stuff done I don’t have time for in my spare time; I wanted to do some de-cluttering on our storage unit and […]