On Plant-Based Eating + Remembering To Chew

Hello friends! I am slowly coming back to reality after my monthlong yoga teacher training retreat. There’s much to share, but in two words: so good. (Oh, and  so funny. My abs are still thanking me for the laughs I shared with my new pals.) I know some of you have been considering doing a TTC  program, and I couldn’t recommend it more. I did mine at The Sivananda Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, which is an absolutely amazing place as long... Read More

Do You Have A Morning Ritual?

I’m not a morning person so much as just a lover of mornings—especially the hours from 6 to 8am. This is the time when nobody calls; nobody emails; nobody assumes you’re up. Sometimes, I sleep through these magic hours, but most days I pull myself from slumber and cobble together some version of a morning ritual. On a good day I might manage to sit in meditation as the light is coming up, do some sun salutations or super gentle yoga postures... Read More

Why Am I Like This?

Siobhan started us on this brilliant topic with this post. I loved reading her story, as well as yours in the comments.  Here’s mine. 1.  An epiphany.  I was an overweight kid and an obese young adult, until I pulled my head out of my butt and made a commitment to being healthy over a decade ago.  It started with yoga.  I wanted to try it because I felt like my body/mind/spirit were broken and scattered, and I thought yoga might help.  I... Read More

How to Balance Your Hormones: Advice from Claudia Welch (Part 2)

As promised here is the second half of my interview with the wise and wonderful Claudia Welch—along with a great video interview I found online. Loved reading everyone’s comments in Part 1, and I’m looking forward to hearing what you guys think of the book! Since reading it I’ve been practicing many of the recommendations, and I honestly see a difference in how I feel. I don’t expect overnight miracles, but I’m hopeful... Read More

Do You Do Breathing Exercises?

First things first, I too was raised by wolves. I’ll tell you all about it sometime soon, but among the many cool-but-strange things my mother did when I was a kid was practice breath of fire. For those of you not steeped in yoga culture, breath of fire is a sequence of quick, guttural (because you used your abdomen) exhales through the nose. It sounds like a dog panting in the middle of summer, kinda fast and furious. But it’s actually... Read More

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