Healthy Living Blog

Skip These 3 Workouts If You Are 40 and Beyond balance mindset workouts Aug 07, 2022

You may be wondering what's the catch but yes, you do have my permission to skip these 3 workouts below! 

If you can bear with me through some of the science, the pieces of the puzzle will start to come together if you are struggling with fat loss, fatigue, and stress.

I...

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Yoga for Gardeners yoga Jul 23, 2022

I may not be an avid gardener but I have done my fair share of weeding, planting and yardwork and know it can cause great soreness afterwards. So, if you have a green thumb then no doubt, you have been outside a lot these days and may be feeling the effects of bending over or being on your hands...

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The Thief of Joy mindset Jul 11, 2022

“Comparison is the thief of joy.”

--Theodore Roosevelt

When we hear the word comparison, we often think of comparing ourselves to others. And while I could write on that subject for days, I am going to talk about an even more sinister comparison… comparing ourselves to our...

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Slowly by Slowly mindset May 31, 2022

A couple of months ago I noticed a lot of tightness in my right shoulder.  I didn’t think much of it at first as many of my strength training activities cause tightness. However, when I was on vacation, I noticed pain when I reach back to the seat behind me in the car.  I thought...

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Fitness and Yoga Posts: Leaving you feeling inspired or inadequate? mindset May 27, 2022

“You don’t need to do handstands or arm balances or fancy poses at all to be an excellent yoga student or teacher.” –Alexandra Crow

 

This quote really resonated with me.

In the days of social media so often we equate our self-worth with what we think we should be...

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When Motivation Runs Out.. mindset Jan 18, 2022

Today is January 18th. 

I heard somewhere that most New Year’s resolutions are done by the 15th. The passion is gone.

So, it makes sense that many people’s motivation is running out…just about now.

Why is that?

Let’s take healthy eating for example…When you...

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Sometimes a subtle shift can make a huge difference yoga Jan 10, 2022

Here is a perfect example:  Vrksasana or Tree Pose. 

I remember back in the day when I first starting teaching yoga that I used to stand around in the studio lobby chatting with fellow teachers and students all while standing in tree pose.

Now when I say tree pose, I mean the picture...

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A FEW SIMPLE ADJUSTMENTS CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE yoga Jan 07, 2022

I am a huge proponent of props in my yoga practice.  It doesn’t matter how long one has been practicing, their current level of flexibility or strength. I feel that props allow you to experience the pose at its fullest.

Here is a perfect example:  Ardha Uttanasana or Half Forward...

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Maintaining During the Holiday Season mindset Dec 09, 2021

I am going to get real here….

I used to absolutely love the holiday season but over the past several years I become thoroughly depleted this time of year.  I hate to say this but I feel like Christmas has become just another thing on my to-do list…the scheduling, the gifts,...

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Are Weekends Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals? mindset nutrition Nov 04, 2021

 

It is Thursday and the weekend is upon us and I am sure you are looking forward to a break from the weekday grind, right? So what does that mean for your eating habits?

  • Do your weekday eating habits change on the weekend? 
  • Is Friday a license to booze it up and eat whatever you...
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Can A Yoga Practice Help Your Golf Game? movement yoga Oct 28, 2021

My nearly 10-year old son is obsessed with golf!

 

The other day I was watching Daniel at the driving range and noticed how fluidly he moves.

 

At such a young age he has natural functional flexibility--a combination of mobility or range of motion around a joint site and flexibility...

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"Practice and All Is Coming" --K. Pattabhi Jois mindset yoga Oct 13, 2021

I cannot think of a truer statement!  Looking at this picture you may not guess that when I first began my yoga practice, I had such a difficult time achieving headstand (Sirsasana).

I honestly cannot tell you how much I beat myself up over and over because I could not do this pose.  I...

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