19. freedom. new yoga pants. and some more anxiety. 

Today’s Yin class taught me three things: Yin is about twenty times more difficult when I’m feeling anxious, @aloyoga’s goddess pants are the coziest and most perfect pants for Yin class, and yoga is teaching me how to be free.  I couldn’t focus today. Not that focus is the main point of yoga, more that…

18. shavasana. slow flow. and balance. 

This is day 18! Woah. Wait. We are more than halfway through #yogagirlchallenge! I haven’t stuck to a challenge like this in years! And I feel so amazing. I am so in love with this practice.  My body is sore, but not too sore. And I feel stronger. I can balance easier and longer. I…

DIY Planted Aquarium

It’s Monday again, so let’s do something productive! Okay, I will say this is not the best way to post a DIY because I am doing so completely after the fact. I didn’t think anything of it a couple weeks ago when I set my aquarium up, but after having it for a little bit…

16. sunshine. grass. and free practice outside. 

Today was the second to last week of yoga in the park out at Maidu. And what better way to follow up a 3mi run than with 75 minutes flowing with other humans in this beautiful weather?! I am very wary of grass, it makes me real itchy. So I kept myself mostly on my…

17. non-dairy froyo. mini yoga retreats. and feeling refreshed.

Today after work I spent almost 4 hours at the studio. A 2 hour yoga/essential oils workshop followed up with an hour long Yin class followed up with a fifteen minute Nidra session. All of which I ended by treating myself with some tasty non-dairy froyo from my favorite shop.  Today was refreshing. I smell…

15. sore hips. sore shoulders. and listening to my body. 

This face is exactly how I feel today. I’m tired. I’m exhausted. Life is draining me right now. And yoga is making me sore.  I spent most of my class this morning in child’s pose. I couldn’t really do the twists or even bend my knee/hip into Warrior II. I felt defeated. But I also…

14. exhaustion. nutrition. and self care. 

Do your practice, everything else is coming. Apparently that’s a yoga thing that’s commonly said. It’s to say that this moment right now is where to focus, be all there because everything else is coming anyway. So focus now because now is in your control. And it might even help you face the everything.  Days…

13. breath. rest. and doing every single vinyasa.

On day 13 of #yogaeverydamnday #yogagirlchallenge @yoga_girl I took a slow flow class.Ujjayi breath was the main goal. Only push farther if you can maintain your breath because breath is your grounding. It’s your stability. It’s what tells you that you can stay in that pose shaking the whole time because all your body needs…

12. beautiful skies. cloudy thoughts. and all of the shadows.

Yin is going to be the bane of my existence. Every long, chest or shoulder opening pose leads to tears in my eyes. My heart doesn’t like to be that exposed, you know.And shavasana. That shit kills me. I cannot lay still on my back and relax for the life of me. This practice is…

Veggie Taco Rolls

Feeling hungry this Tasty Tuesday? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! Today, I’m going to share with you one of my go to “recipes.” I put that in quotes because I can’t go so far as to call it a recipe. I’m not one for exact measurements, or even using the same…

11. studios. home practice. and so much yoga.

It’s day 11  with @yoga_girl and the #yogaeverydamnday #yogagirlchallenge (day 7 with @zudayogaroseville). This means every day for the past week my yoga has been in a class. Which means I have signed up and it’s become another sort of “responsibility.” Today I got up at 530am for a 6am class. I only get up…

10. ashtanga. head stands. and all of the falling. 

Now this is what happens when I try to take headstand pics at home after class. I also fell during class. But into wheel not sideways 😂 Could be worse haha Ashtanga is all of the deep stretchy poses I love. It’s my favorite so far. Yin is the least favorite, very difficult for me…