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Restorative Yoga with a Bolster

Restorative Yoga is so much more than resting. It’s also more than just yoga. Yes, it is yoga, and it is deeply restful but because it allows us to stay in these nourishing poses for longer periods of time than usual it helps us feel even better. It enables us to relax, slow our breathing, …

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Yoga to Conquer Self-Doubt

Have you ever walked into a room, and thought, “What was I thinking? I can’t do this!” or “There must be a mistake, I’m not qualified,” or even as simple as “What am I doing here?!?” You’re not alone! We’ve all experienced those moments of self-doubt and feelings of Imposter Syndrome! There are ways to …

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Strong, Stable Knees

Knee pain and discomfort affects a lot of us. In fact, about 25% of adults have some form of limitation in terms of mobility or function that impacts quality of life. Yoga can help by strengthening and stretching the major muscles around the knee. The yoga sequence below works the quadriceps for knee extension, hamstrings …

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Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga helps relieve stress and combat the negative effects that stress and anxiety have on our bodies. A restorative yoga practice encourages us to relax, slow our breathing, and focus on the present movement. This shifts us out of fight-or-flight and into a parasympathetic response of rest and digest. Restorative Yoga is a deeply …

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Self-Care to Feel Better

The first step for any self-care practice is to acknowledge that it is not selfish and that it is so much more than an annual spa day. Daily self-care allows us to feel better: guilt-free and without breaking the bank. I love how the WHO defines self-care as “the ability of individuals, families and communities …

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Daily Mindfulness Techniques to Come Back to the Present Moment

Mindfulness is proven to reduce stress, can lower blood pressure, helps boost immunity, lets us sleep better, and it’s free! That’s at least five wins by my count so why isn’t everyone talking about using mindfulness to come back to the present moment? I think it’s because some people are afraid that it’s too spiritual, …

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Live in the Present Moment with Mindfulness

What is mindfulness? You’ve probably heard about it over the past few years but what does “mindfulness” and living in the present moment really mean? Mindfulness is all about paying attention and being present. The Mayo Clinic has a great explanation. Mindfulness is when “you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and …

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Simple Self-Care Tips

Self-care has gotten a bad wrap lately. It’s more than a spa day or a “me day.” Self-care is ongoing and what keeps us going. In fact, taking care of ourselves through self-care practices builds our self-confidence and makes our daily lives easier. But if it isn’t about face masks and massages, what is self-care? …

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