Category: Yoga

The Practices of Healing

I feel like writing but I don’t really know what to write about. Maybe if I just start, I’ll finish. It is the practice, after all, that makes for a habit. It’s not the skill. A guy I talked to the other day kept…

Listening to What I Need

There is magic in yoga and meditation. Our bodies speak. As we consume life’s traumas and joys, our body takes those in. And as we move creaky joints and lazy muscles, those lessons and memories gently (and sometimes not so gently) stir to the…

A 2020 Commitment to Me

It’s the time of year again to reflect on the past year, identify some things you’d like to change in the coming year and commit to doing them. Unfortunately that reflection is usually a cursory look in the mirror with horror at the state…

Winter Diary: Just Move

The biggest challenge for me in the long winter is continuing to move. It gets dark much earlier, and, let’s face it, it’s cold outside. In order for me to have the most success with exercise, I have to do it in the morning….

Twisting Into Myself with Stevie Wonder

“I cannot wait for the weekend,” I told a coworker on Friday. “I have to get away.” “So where are you taking yourself,” she asked cheerily. “I’m going to hide,” I said, and I meant it. I could think of nothing better than to…

An Old Dog Can Learn New Tricks

I’ve been creating new habits. I started Jessica’s Fit Camp in January, and that program is 12 weeks long. I have two weeks left, so I’m going to commit to doing all the workouts this week. It will be tough. But, since it’s almost…

The Reflection of Me

In this beautiful space with glass from the walls to the ceiling, I’ve had a change of perspective. Practicing on my lotus flower yoga mat, I was startled to see a reflection of myself in the glass ceiling. It felt weird at first to…

Don’t Mess With Me, Polar Vortex!

I am sick of the inside of my house. I’m quite sure my dog is sick of the inside of my house, but she’s not so happy outside the last few days. Her romps in the snow last seconds instead of minutes, and when…

Accepting Support #ywadedicate

Yesterday’s practice from my 30-Day yoga series featured a supported side plank. Adrienne urged me not to power through and do an unsupported side plank at first. We eventually worked up to an unsupported side plank which tested my mettle, but I followed her…

Creating Space #ywadedicate

This morning’s practice (Day 13 of the Dedicate Yoga Journey) was about creating space. In the first few minutes, I moved stiffly into a twist from a standing forward bend. Mind you I had been in bed only 30 minutes before. After the initial…

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