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Posts Tagged ‘restorative yoga’

Celebrating bumps and curves

Recently I saw stuff about Jennifer Garner and her baby bump. Jennifer Garner admits she has a baby bump but is not pregnant on the Ellen DeGeneres show. She’s had three kids and now there is a bump and she says it ain’t going away. Society as a whole is so obsessed with women and their […]


Learning over the weekend

Over this past weekend I attended two 5-hour yoga workshops. There were supposed to be three, but unfortunately the Friday Fibromyalgia yoga workshop was canceled. I attended the two workshops at Piedmont Yoga Studio. Piedmont explains a little about the workshops: Adaptive yoga is the tailoring of the practice to people who are not “sick” but […]


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 […]


It’s going to be OK

Yesterday was the very last Saturday class of my yoga teacher training. Just a few Thursdays to go and I (along with my classmates) will be certified! Mary, who taught us yesterday, is the main meditation teacher of the program. Mary had us all check in and listen to our heart at the beginning of class. […]


Caffeine and adrenaline

I am a regular coffee drinker. At work I usually have one cup in the morning. The days I work from home and weekends I usually have two cups. A couple of weeks ago I was really tired at work and upped my coffee intake to two cups. By Wednesday of that week I had […]


Being kind to me

I recently wrote a post about being a chaotic hot mess. Don’t worry, I’m OK. I’m just exhausted. I know I haven’t posted lately. Sorry about that. I just couldn’t muster the energy for a blog post this past week. Nothing super terrible is happening in my life. It’s just a lot of stuff. And […]


A hot mess

Do you ever feel like your life is a hot mess? Disorganized? Out of routine? Lately that’s how I feel. At home, at work, all aspects of my life. I strive on routine. And my life has been anything but. I am trying to embrace the disorganized, the fly by the day goings on, the […]


Listening to me

What do I need? What do you need? I have been really trying to listen to myself lately. Work has been extremely demanding and busy and overwhelming and stressful as we continue to go through transition. More than usual I feel tired, exhausted and wiped out. I have really been trying to take the queues […]


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 […]


Regular Restorative practice helps keep me balanced

The December Monthly Challenge was nicknamed 5 for 5. A challenge I made for myself was to attend the Sunday night Restorative Yoga class at my yoga studio every Sunday in December (as long as I was in town). (I won’t be attending this coming Sunday as I will be out of town.) The first […]