Yoga has been with me for almost as long as I can remember. My parents, true hippies of their generation, were trying to learn yoga and meditation. We practiced as a family for some time. After a few attempts, it fell away from daily practice. I, however, kept it up for some reason. It wasn’t… Continue reading Guest Post: Yoga and My Mental Illness by Michelle Daoust
When I was looking back at this year, I thought, “I haven’t done anything.” I was trying to think of what I had accomplished. Most of my days are spent sitting in an office creating spreadsheets and once I get home I’m too exhausted to write or do much more than watch vines. My yoga… Continue reading Reviewing 2018
I hate medication. I’m one of those hippy dippy trippy people who prefers to use oils and herbs to solve all my ailments. I only go to the doctor when I’ve tried all my old methods and nothing has worked.
Winter punched. Me. In. The. Face. After a tumultuous and shocking Thanksgiving, a busy Christmas, and a bone-chilling New Years, my body and my mind shut down.
So. This is a late post. But things happen in life. I also planned on a different title, but I figured this was a much more realistic use of breathing, especially when dealing with stressful and not-so-great situations. Also, the holidays are coming up so . . . read on. Maybe I’ll help you feel a little… Continue reading Namaste November: Breathing Can Help You Feel Calmer When You’re About to Punch Someone
In my experience, one of the most common breaths in yoga is Ujjayi Pranayama breath or victorious breath. It’s used to build heat within the body while performing the different asanas (movements) in a yoga practice. But why “build heat” in the body??
It’s my favorite time of year! Namaste November! If you’re new here and are wondering what the heck that is, it’s when I post a yoga pose, yoga or meditation tip, or general feel-good things on my Instagram every day for the entire month of November. I also write dedicated yoga/meditation posts for this blog.… Continue reading Namaste November 2017: The Art of Breathing
Hey! So . . . Remember how I said I was going to try to create a YouTube channel? Well . . .
Headstand, or sirsasana, is one of the easiest of the inversions in yoga. If you ever attended a gymnastics or tumbling class as a child, you probably practiced this pose. However, even though it’s one of the easiest, it’ doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easy. Here is an easy, step-by-step guide to help you perfectly… Continue reading 5 Steps to Successful Headstand
Even though as a yoga teacher I am here to help you in class, there are plenty of things that YOU as a student can help me with. No, I’m not asking you to sweep up after your fellow sweaty students, or to spot someone’s handstand, these are just some yoga etiquette tips… Continue reading How to Help Your Yoga Teacher