Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘savasana’

Your 15

Can you believe it? It’s December! This year flew by. My morning routine is usually the same. I wake up somewhere between 6:30 and 7 a.m. I practice my home yoga practice for about an hour. I head downstairs for my coffee and breakfast. Then back upstairs to get ready for my day. The majority […]


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 […]


I took on the Savasana challenge

For the month of December I took part in a 31-day Savasana challenge. My teacher Vickie who was my first Restorative Yoga teacher (and one of my regular yoga teachers) challenged her students to do a 31-day Savasana challenge. Savasana is a relaxed and restorative pose where you can be supported by blankets and bolsters […]


Observing & Assisting yoga teachers

Part of my yoga teacher training is to do 25 hours of observing and assisting various yoga teachers. I have set up dates and times with four yoga teachers in the Deep Yoga program, essentially working with one teacher each week for one class over the next four months. I observed my first class last […]


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 […]


Thankful for yoga

Today is Thanksgiving. Many of us take today to reflect on what we are thankful for. I try to reflect on what I am grateful for on a regular basis. I also try to remember that today can be very hard for some for a variety of circumstances and reasons. If that is the case […]


Home (hotel) yoga practice

Curt and I stayed in Santa Cruz over the weekend. I didn’t check to see if the hotel had a gym. I am about 50/50 on that. Sometimes I am a rockstar with the hotel gym. And other times my exercise clothes never even leave the suitcase. This time around I brought my yoga mat […]


My home practice

In my first Saturday yoga teacher training class we focused on home practice and I, of course, wrote about it. To be a good and effective yoga teacher I must have a regular home practice. Five times a week for about 45 minutes is what is recommended. I couldn’t commit to that at first so […]


Home practice while in Missouri

I am in Missouri this weekend visiting my in-laws. Being married to a hunter makes it an annual tradition to come out for the opening of deer season. My brother-in-law and his sons are here for the weekend as well. I brought my travel yoga mat with me in the hopes of practicing a few […]


Let’s celebrate National Yoga Month

September is National Yoga Month. I know that. But the weird thing is I am having a hard time finding a lot of current information on this. In honor of of this month I thought I would FINALLY respond to a request from my friend Rosie. Months ago she asked me for advice for someone […]