Nine Holiday Uses For Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is one of my greatest loves, and I use it a lot. I always have a bottle in my purse for the occasional headache or when I’m feeling tired. If you’re not familiar with peppermint oil and the many uses for it, here’s a great link right from DoTerra that will give you a […]
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Benefits of Yoga Inversions

For the month of December, my local classes and I are having a focus of inversions. I chose this theme thoughtfully, since I’ve noticed over the years that my yoginis come in tired, rushed, and overbooked this time of year. What does this have to do with inversions? Glad you asked… Some inversions are relaxing (like Legs Up […]
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Gratitude, Travel and India

I can't believe it's been a year since I boarded a plane to India. I’ve been missing it a lot lately since it was this time last year that I was packing for my trip... And that has me thinking a lot about my experience in India and the whole adventure of it all. What stands out from […]
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Curry Sweet Potato Fries

Even if you don’t like traditional curry dishes, give these fries a try. I don't have a huge sweet tooth so most of the sweet potato recipes that use sugar and cinnamon throw me off. This is more of a savory side dish and is so delicious for us savory/salty lovers. It's also easy, a […]
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Three Lessons From Teaching Yoga

I recently had my 5th anniversary of teaching yoga. I’m a big believer in celebrating milestones, or really, celebrating anything. And why not? Life is short, so finding things to celebrate daily brings me a lot of joy. To celebrate this particular milestone, I threw my local yoginis a party at my house. I called it […]
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Bring Back Your Balance

Here’s an old saying that I like: “The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you’ve lost it.”I read this to my yoga classes a lot, since we all (myself included) need reminders to stop and evaluate how we’re getting along... physically, mentally and spiritually. I've learned that noticing when I’m out of balance is key, and with […]
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Benefits of Backbends

How is September is almost over?!! If you’ve been reading my blog this month, you know that my local classes are focusing on Backbends / Back Extensions for September. Which brings up a good point… why?Why do backbends? Some of them look pretty scary. This post includes a short list on some of the benefits you’ll […]
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Lessons From the Fall Equinox

This week in our yoga classes, we talked some about the Fall Equinox, which is today. I love the changing of the seasons, especially the transition from summer to fall. What the Fall Equinox means is that the amount of daylight is equal to the amount of darkness. Night and day are in balance. I enjoy reading […]
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General Backbend Tips

This month, my local classes have been focusing on back extensions and I have enjoyed it so much I thought I’d pass along a few basic tips. I don’t know if they have noticed it, but just by giving our backbends more time and attention this month, they've gained a lot of mobility in their […]
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Healthy-ish Protein Packed Chocolate Puddin’

This is one of my proudest accomplishments. One day I was gazing at the huge bag of 100% Raw Cocao in our pantry and wondered how on earth we could ever finish it off before the expiration date. On the back of the bag, it said “Try with: desserts, baking mix and more!” and it hit […]
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