Yoga How-To: Adding Eagle Legs to Forearm Stand

Wanna jazz up your Forearm Stand (aka Pincha Mayurasana) with Eagle legs?!? Here are a few tips from me about how to do it, along with photos, and even a photobomb from my trusty canine sidekick, Layla... • You GOTTA have the following 3 things going for any Forearm Stand: 1) A solid foundation at the forearms. Press your forearms […]
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Roll Out Of Bed Yoga

A common question I get a lot as a yoga instructor is: "What's a good/short/easy routine that I can do first thing in the morning to help me feel better, relieve back pain, and loosen up?" The following 5 poses fit all of those categories, and they can be done in just a few minutes. For starters, beginning […]
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Nothing is Wasted

NOTHING is wasted. I got inspired to write this little post while looking at this photo of myself in forearm stand. No, not in a vain way, but more of an introspective way. I got to thinking about how long I've actually been working up to *this* pose, how much work it took, and maybe mostly how […]
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Springtime Essential Oil Room Spray Recipe

Here's my newest concoction for an easy DIY springtime-fresh room spray using essential oils. Whenever I post "recipes" like this using oils, I try super hard to keep it simple since quality oils are somewhat expensive. Therefore, this is an easy room spray recipe that you can make in a couple minutes and only requires 3 essential oils. It's […]
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Easy Kale Chips

I'm so giddy over figuring out a fast and EASY way to make kale chips. I first made kale chips 8 or 9 years ago when it was a new trend. At that time, the recipes I tried took too long and were a major pain to actually prepare, make, and clean up. Naturally, I stopped […]
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Spring Cleaning Your Life: Thoughts on the Spring Equinox

It’s here! The first day of spring! Excitement is everywhere if you’ll take the time to notice it. It’s in nature waking up, buds forming on trees, more sunlight, warmer temperatures, and for a lot of us, more smiles and much better moods. The spring equinox is one of two days of the year where night and […]
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Exercise: My Personal Manifesto

I get asked fairly often about my own personal fitness routine. I’m not sure what people expect to hear (insert giggle here), but since I am a yoga instructor and personal trainer, it seems like they expect an answer that is exciting or innovative. They look at me anticipating a juicy secret, or a new […]
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On Self Care and Resolutions

January is the perfect time to recognize the importance of self care in your life and how it relates to your resolutions, goals, and your upcoming year. Does your resolution honor taking the best care of you? My year has surely started off with a BANG. I love the holidays and the break from my normal […]
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Small Town Yogini’s Gift Guide 2017

I had so much fun writing this one. I present to you my Holiday Gift Guide-- a short list of gift ideas that I’ve rounded up for last minute gifts or stocking stuffers. Here, you'll find a few things I own that either add a little luxury to my life or make my life a lot easier, […]
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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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