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September is National Yoga Month

Did you know that September is National Yoga Month? In 2008 (one year after I started teaching) the National Institutes of Health designated September as National Yoga Month as a way to bring awareness to the mental and physical benefits that yoga provides. And I’m here to celebrate and I want you to celebrate with …

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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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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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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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Affirmations for Growth

Think about that one thing you would love to change about yourself. It could be increasing your self-confidence, breaking a habit, or getting healthier physically. Whatever it is, believing you can change is the first step. This is where growth mindset affirmations (or affirmations for growth) can be a game-changer. Even better they can not …

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Develop a Growth Mindset

What will your life look like five years from today? Of course, no one truly knows the answer to this question but if we don’t ask ourselves, it makes it harder to move in the direction of our dreams. A growth mindset moves us in the right direction. Tired of feeling like you’re not good …

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