Fitness, Life, Pain, Quotes, Ramblings

“You Must Do The Thing Which You Think You Cannot Do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

This past weekend I taught my Power Yoga class and began with 2 questions for my students to reflect on: What is something in your yoga practice that you have wanted to try or achieve, but you have been held back because of fear?  (For example, fear of falling, fear of not being strong enough,… Continue reading “You Must Do The Thing Which You Think You Cannot Do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Fitness, Quotes

Lolasana (Pendant) Yoga Pose Drills Choreographed to The Chordettes “Lollipop”

What is my current least favorite yoga pose?  HANDS DOWN: Lolasana, or Pendant pose.  It's just one of those poses that "looks" like something I should be able to do, but then when I go to try it, I press down on my hands and oh, it is SO heavy... why do my legs NOT lift… Continue reading Lolasana (Pendant) Yoga Pose Drills Choreographed to The Chordettes “Lollipop”

Fitness, Life, People, Quotes

Yoga is Not a Competition

The very first official yoga training I went to was YogaFit Level 1.  One of the main principles they shared was to teach our students that yoga is not a competition.  It is easy to practice yoga in a room full of people and compare yourself to others, either thinking that you will never be… Continue reading Yoga is Not a Competition

Fitness, Life, Music, Pain, Quotes

The Meaning of Easter Through Dance

What is the meaning of Easter? To me, Easter is love, sacrifice, and hope. It is a love that we receive regardless how many times we make mistakes, hurt others, or criticize ourselves.  It is a love that never leaves our side.  It is a love so deep that we were worth dying for. It… Continue reading The Meaning of Easter Through Dance

Life, Pain, Quotes

Love Yourself This Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day isn't always just about romance and relationships.  It is about love.  And oftentimes we overlook the one person that deserves the most love: yourself. What does loving yourself mean?  On the tangible side, it means honoring your body and eating right, exercising, and avoiding anything that would be hurtful or unhealthy to your… Continue reading Love Yourself This Valentine’s Day

Fitness, Life, Pain, Quotes

Power Yoga Playlist – “Brand New Day”

Today is Chinese New Years and one of the traditions leading up to the New Year is to clean the house and cut your hair as an act of getting rid of any misfortune from the previous year and to prepare for good luck to arrive.  On New Years Day, new clothes and shoes are… Continue reading Power Yoga Playlist – “Brand New Day”

Life, Quotes

Happy New Year 2014: Being Present

Last week I took a yoga class from a teacher I met for the first time.  During class, she had us do a pose, and then proceeded to give more "advanced" options.  This is a pretty normal teaching practice to provide students modifications, however, what stuck with me was what she said, "Don't feel like… Continue reading Happy New Year 2014: Being Present