How to lose weight with yoga

IMG_36451We all know that a regular yoga practice will lower your stress, lengthen your muscles, and better your balance but it can also, without a doubt, help you to lose weight.  It doesn’t even matter if your only yoga is so gentle that you don’t get off the floor!  The main things to focus on during your practice- to aid in shedding a few pounds- are a deep sense of mindfulness and More


The skill you need to perfect NOW

Sarah StudebakerEver have those days where you feel like you’re just running in circles but never really getting anywhere?  Ever feel like a head-less chicken?  Or maybe like you’re go-go-going all day long but never really feel that sense of accomplishment?  I know I have those days, like, almost everyday!  One skill has helped me to slow down, focus, be present, and enjoy life a little more.  What is this skill, you ask.  Well, More


I made this mistake so you don’t have to

IMG_36301My superhero days of invisibility are over.  I wish they weren’t.  Times of eating, drinking, and yoga’ing all day long now have consequences.  Damn.  Maybe it’s the fact that my body’s just not what it used to be.  It’s now in its 30’s, has grown and birthed 2 kids, and has carried me through any adventures or challenges I’ve thrown its way. More


It’s that time again

yoga matTime to dust off and roll out the mat.  Time to set goals.  Time to get your diet back on track.  Time to start a new exercise routine.  Time to make changes.  Time to be disciplined about sticking to this new routine.

New Years can be both an exciting and daunting time.  The energy of everyone More


This really works

Sarah-3760As life gets busy and things get crazy, I’m reminded how much my yoga practice means to me.  Yes, it’s something that makes me feel good and maintains my health.  It’s all those things that fall under health, fitness, stretching, breathing, etc.  You know the list.



My favorite greens and what to do with them

kaleI’m not going to lecture you on the importance of having leafy greens in your diet.  Let’s just say that they deserve to have their own food group.  Have you ever wondered what’s all the fuss about those trendy green drinks?  Well, drinking your greens is just another way of getting them into your body.  They’re so good for you that you need to get them in your system one way or another.  Me, I prefer More


This holiday season’s best gift

FullSizeRenderWhy’s everyone freaking out?  Yup, it’s holiday season again.  I love this time of year and being a part of all the magical fun that the kids enjoy makes it even better.  One thing I don’t love is that everyone seems to be carrying around a Jupiter sized stress ball.  So much to do, so little time.

Whether you have travel plans, meal planning to do, endless parties to attend, or excited children to manage; we More


Getting a toddler excited about yoga

FullSizeRenderThrough months (although it seems like years) of trying to get my toddler son to do yoga with me, I feel as though I have finally discovered a way to get him to be excited about practicing with me.  I have put a lot of theories through the trial and error process and just one seems to work.  I’ve mainly been focusing my time on practicing ‘in front of’ (not always ‘with’) him in hopes that he’ll want to mimic what Mommy’s doing.

This only seems to work sometimes and the times that it does, he usually only joins me for a few minutes and then wanders back to his Hotwheels collection.  Ironically, after giving much thought and effort into ‘yoga’ing’ with my toddler, it was something More


You’re right. Here’s why THIS is the best daily practice.

FullSizeRenderEveryone talks about it, you may already be doing it.  You can write it down, talk about it, or simply think it.  However you choose to practice it, expressing gratitude is a wonderful thing to do each and every day.

“Make an attitude to be in gratitude.  You will find the whole universe will come to you.” -Yogi Bhajan

It’s about that time of year when we start talking about what we’re thankful for, but why not make it something we think about throughout the rest of the year.  Practicing gratitude fosters happiness and healing.  Can’t we all use some of that?!

Yes, we are all grateful for More


3 tips to always have perfect posture

100_5515You can learn a lot about people based on how they carry themselves- mood, attitude, emotional state, self confidence, physical strength, health and well-being.  As a society, we usually think of elderly people or people in poor health as those with rounded hunched over posture but in our current technology and automobile driven culture, we all seem to be a little More

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