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…

4. running. stretching. and general exercise. 

Today marks officially day one of my seven week training for #thatdamnrun!  Which means yoga is a little more relaxed, a little more about stretching out post run. And a little less about proper poses and using mats on carpet (which I’m learning I do not like at all). But man. All those cardio endorphins…

9. sweaty face. sweaty body. and all of the yoga. 

It’s day 9 of #yogaeverydamnday #yogagirlchallenge with @yoga_girl and day 5 of #30daysofyoga with @zudayogaroseville. And I’ll just keep happily melting into my mat every time I come. This yoga is so much more than I imagined it could be. I haven’t felt so much clarity and peace mentally in a long time. Taking a…

8. yoga. yoga. and yoga.

I was going to post a pic of my mat after class, but when I got home and saw this cute face he just felt like the most yoga thing. He is my joy when I have none. He brings me home. He supports me and reminds me to care for myself. This past week…

7. home. anxiety. and growth. 

This place is magic to me right now. Every class I take, every teacher, every yogi I meet here. They make my heart feel full. Today I took a restorative Yin class. I cried for at least half of it because that’s just what my brain needed. Remember when I said my anxious brain won’t…