Welcome Fall - Need a little lotion?

Fall has arrived in southwest Minnesota. The drop in temperature from yesterday to today was significant, and for some of us, that can...

Balance in Yoga and in Life

Balance in health and fitness is critical to support balance in life. We want to be physically and mentally able to play!

Life is a Balancing Act

We are busy! We work, we play, we want to do all the things! We also need to make sure we take time to rest. I love teaching classes, and...

Yoga is a Work-In

You may have heard this: yoga is not a workout, it is a work-in. But what does that mean? In yoga the goal is to bring awareness to, and...

Make the Most of Your Massage!

love a massage, but I do not treat myself to a massage. It’s not an indulgence. I consider my massage a required part of my health and...

I've been doing a thing

As you may know, I’ve started a strength training practice. For over a year, I trained three times per week. Then, I increased my...

It is good to be back!

I'm BAAAAACK! It's been a while, right? I had an amazing time on my vacation! I visited my 18 month old grandson and 1 month old grand...

Ishvara Pranidhana: Final thoughts

Surrendering doesn’t make us weak. We don’t need to dominate others to survive or even thrive. That’s just our ego talking. If we can set...

Ishvara Pranidhana in life

We like control. We like to have control of ourselves and sometimes control of others. We have this idea that we know what is best for...

Ishvara Pranidhana in yoga

There are many types of yoga asana practices. Some are very energetic and powerful, and many of us may feel that is what we need. We feel...

Ishvara Pranidhana: The fifth Niyama

Ishvara Pranidhana is the practice of fully surrendering to and trusting the wisdom of something that is greater than yourself and...

Svadhyaya - final thoughts

Over the last few posts, we have explored Svadhyaya, the study of the Self. It is a practice of observing, witnessing, of exploring and...

Svadhyaya off the mat

In the last post, we talked about Self-study on the mat, in our yoga practices. In this post, we will focus on Self-study off the mat....

Svadhyaya on the mat

Hello again! Last time, we introduced Svadhyaya, study of the Self. In this post, we will talk more specifically about practicing...

Svadhyaya, the Fourth Niyama

Welcome back! In the last few posts, we talked about Tapas, heat, or discipline. In the next few posts, we will talk about the fourth...

Tapas, Final thoughts

We’ve talked about what Tapas on the mat looks like, and what Tapas off the mat can look like. In this last post on Tapas, it’s time to...

Tapas off the mat

In this third post on Tapas, let’s talk about how we can practice Tapas off our mat. Just as Tapas can be doing yoga postures to burn off...

Tapas on the mat

In this second post on Tapas, we will look at what it means to practice this Niyama on our mat. Tapas means self-discipline, but it does...

Tapas, the third Niyama

Hello again! In the last post, we wrapped up the second Niyama, Santosha which is all about contentment. Now it’s time to introduce the...

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