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Medicine wheel

Medicine wheel

Among the many reasons why I choose to practice Forrest yoga, I enjoy the Native American teachings that are incorporated into each yoga session. I’ve always felt drawn to cultures that honor and appreciate nature. Those that are mindful of the interconnectivity between humans and the rest of the world. I believe the brain has a … Continue reading

Opening my heart

Opening my heart

Like every other consumerized holiday, Valentine’s Day started out with good intentions. A day set aside to really give and receive love. And as odd as this may sound, that’s not always easy to do. So today, I’m taking time out of my morning to think about how I love. To consider areas where I … Continue reading

Free in your love

Free in your love

For me, music is a necessity during yoga. Music is the spirit. It creeps into the cracks of my mind, and settles into my bones. I notice the difference in my movements. They’re more fluid when accompanied by song. My body sways. Any tension in my muscles relaxes and I go deeper into a pose. If you … Continue reading

Hee-haw, I’m a donkey

Hee-haw, I’m a donkey

A slight chuckle in my head. I blame it on my eight-year old boy sense of humor. Using ujjayi breath, I breathe in through my nose while the back of my throat contracts. I pretend I’m inward singing the sound “hee”. It’s a deep breathe, rich in oxygen. Several seconds later, I breath out through … Continue reading

Getting back on the bike

Getting back on the bike

During my last pregnancy, I had a good prenatal yoga routine going. But after Bagoo arrived things changed. They have a tendency of doing that. And part of that change included a break from yoga. Today that, too, changed. This morning I woke up, drank my coffee, made lunches and all that normal routine stuff. But … Continue reading