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Posts Tagged ‘yoga mat’

Practicing heart opener

Recently my yoga theme was for the desk jockey, a person who sits at a desk. One of the poses we practiced in the sequence was the heart opener over the blocks, aka supported fish pose (pictured to the left). So many of my students love this pose. They love how it makes them feel. I […]


Doin’ yoga in the closet

Normally my daily yoga home practice happens in my yoga room, which also happens to be the spare room and the guest bedroom when guests are staying over. Last week my dad and Hilda were visiting. While they were visiting my home practice moved to my closet. Yes, I’m bragging a little that I have […]


Being a gym yoga teacher sub

At the end of October I will be taking over yoga classes at a gym in Alameda where the regular teacher will be going on maternity leave. She recently went on vacation, which gave me an opportunity to be the yoga sub for four classes at Alameda Athletic Club. I taught a Thursday evening, a Sunday […]


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 […]


Review Wednesday debuts with Hugger Mugger yoga mat bag

As promised, one of Go Fit Girl’s new features, Review Wednesday debuts today. This post launches the first official review for Review Wednesday. In honor of September being National Yoga Month I thought I would review an item related to yoga. Today I am reviewing the Hugger Mugger Recycled Paper Mat Bag. I was excited […]


Using the right exercise equipment

Having the right equipment makes all the difference. When I got to the gym this morning I realized I forgot my clip shoes. Ah, bummer. I probably had time to go home and get them. But I decided to just deal with regular shoes. I had to use my regular tennies on the spin bike […]


Cleaning my yoga mat

Last year I wrote about cleaning my yoga mat. I had a fairly inexpensive yoga mat and took a chance by throwing it into the washer. It dried rather quickly and seemed like a successful cleaning of the mat. I now have a Jade Yoga mat, which is rather expensive. And the material is different. According […]


This and that

When I ended my cleanse a week ago I was a little worried that I would gain weight. Well, with food tasting so good. And I had some good meals the past week. Such as delicious welcome lunch on Tuesday at work; lasagna Curt got me at Market Hall the day I called in sick; […]


Health and wellness birthday gifts

For my birthday my in-laws gave me an REI gift card. I plan to use it toward a new yoga mat.I think Curt and I are going to go shopping this weekend. I also got some cash from Grandma so that will go toward the yoga mat or a yoga block/brick. (Before each yoga class […]


It’s my birthday … not really … party anyway

Years ago I was doing a puzzle with my youngest nephew. He was and is awesome at puzzles especially at the age he was, which I think was 4 or 5. He got a difficult piece in an adult puzzle and I kinda sang, Go, Jackson. It’s your birthday. He looked at me and said, […]