30. 108 Sun Salutations. dogs. and yoga in the park. 

Today is the last day. It’s day 30 of #yogagirlchallenge. But it’s not the end of #yogaeverydamnday for me. Thank you again, @yoga_girl for inspiring this and giving me inspiration to finally dive into my practice.  Today I did maybe ten of the 108, but I was there the whole time. I brought my mom…

29. Ashtanga. morning practice. and my last class of the first 30 days. 

Tomorrow I’ll be finishing up this #yogagirlchallenge celebrating #yogainthepark downtown. So today I took Ashtanga. It’s easily my favorite practice. It’s challenging and it’s consistent and it’s just so many beautiful things to me. This morning was great, I feel so strong today. I love this.  The past couple days I’ve started my day with…

28. balance. getting shit done. and resetting. 

Good lord, I’ve waited all day for this Vanilla Almond juice from @pressedjuicery. I decided to do a juice cleanse for the day because I just have not been able to reset my nutrition. Taking a day to cut pretty much everything is sometimes what I need. I’ve noticed I’m consuming waaaayyy too much sugar,…

27. effort. chance. and timing. 

It’s weird to realize I’ll put more effort into getting a preying mantis from the front of my house to my herbs in the back than I will to eating or studying or generally anything else. But what’s the chance of coming home to a mantis right in front of where I park? That being…

26. me. sleep. and snuggles. 

Today my intention was to ensure my practice was for me. And about me. Because yoga cannot be well practiced if it’s for anyone else. Or if I’m concerned about what anyone else is doing or thinking.  And wouldn’t you know it, I was able to listen to my body so much better. I was…

DIY Terrarium

Want to get crafty this Monday? Because I sure do. I have been in a super crafty mood this past month, so here we are with another DIY. This time, I actually took some progress pictures! Let’s jump in to this super popular DIY! If you know anything about me, then you would know that…

24. long days. clopening. and taking it easy. 

I do wish I were here. In these woods camping. It was so peaceful. It was too short. I definitely need a break from life right now. A break that’s more than a day or two long.  Today was a shit day at work, and I open tomorrow. Which means I get to deal with…

23. growth. acceptance. and a whole lot of repetition. 

Holy growth batman. This isn’t easy for me. I don’t like challenges I can’t easily conquer. This is time based. And the longer you do it, the deeper your roots grow. The more growth happens.  But I’m beginning to accept it as just a part of, well everything. Life is cyclical. Life is challenging. If…

22. balance. eating. and procrastinating.

Today is the equinox. The epitome of balance. One of two times the earth reaches true balance of dark and light.  Meanwhile I’m over here having to drop to the mat fifteen minutes into class because my body had to remind me I haven’t eaten much of anything this week, and what I have eaten…

21. all of the props. family yoga? and nutrition. 

I love that this challenge is about all that yoga is. Don’t get me wrong, I love building this habit of a daily practice. But I also love the freedom of accepting yoga to be more than just my time on the mat. Or the amount of props I have now accumulated to support my…

20. malas. stresses. and wonderfully cloudy days. 

If there were a thing as a yogi mama or yogi big sister, in the sense of showing you the way or bringing you along to ideas or places, miss @katamox is mine! Not only did she bring me to @zudayogaroseville, but she has now inspired me to make my own Mala.  In making this…