So one of the great things about a home practice…you don’t have to do it at home. I took my practice on the road, sort of speak and went to my neighborhood park to get my downdog on! That’s adho mukha svanasana for those learning sanskrit. View this post on Instagram Empty park!!! Time for … More Outside practice: Focus on the answer, not the challenge
I don’t know about you but I’m in the middle of the going back to school crazy. I’m a college professor who advises a pretty active student group so I’ve already technically been “back to school”. But darn it, I still want my final days! So I’ve been balancing the final, precious days of my … More Black Girl Yoga Instagram Challenge
My Groupon is done. When I started my yoga practice back up in May, it was fueled (funded?) by a Groupon to my nearest neighborhood yoga studio. But that Groupon has expired and with school the year’s start around the corner, I’ll need to wait before I can become an official member of my studio. … More Returning to a home practice: Options to continue the yoga journey
“Okay, can we do one more picture? I want to do a yoga pose.” It was raining at the SMU at Taos campus. A steady cleansing rain had popped up throughout my stay. I had been there about a week and it was magical. It was my second time at the writing retreat and it … More The Wow of Change
I’ve just returned from the mountains. No, literally, I’ve just returned from a week-long writing fellowship in the Carson National Forest and it was so delicious. I’m a writer (as you know) and it was great to get away and work on my writing for a while. I needed the space to continue on one … More A week away. A yogi dream.
The white cloth is placed over my eyes and blocks out what little light is left in the studio. My yoga teacher (and mat sister) has turned on the soothing music, My body melts into the hardwood floor. After a challenging practice, I am rewarded with my favorite pose — Shavasana. Called corpus pose, it’s … More Things I think about while in Shavasana
I had practiced before my first vinyasa in years. The practice was so that my body remembered what it was like to be in down dog, adho mukha śvānāsana. For a bit, it felt strange even though I knew I was doing it right. The form was correct and yet it took a while for … More The trauma you bring to the mat