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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

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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.

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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

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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

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How to keep it interesting

useWhen I’ve been at something for a long time, no matter what it is, it eventually gets stale.  Fun things can start to feel like work.  Even with my yoga practice, something that is usually the best part of my day, can sometimes feel like just something on the to-do list.  Usually when my practice starts to get ‘same old, same old’, it’s because I haven’t taken a new class in awhile (whether that’s in person or online).  It’s easy to get into a rut of practicing the same routine over and over again. I get so used to doing what I want that it’s actually nice to, More

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How to keep your joints healthy (yoga for arthritis)

yoga for arthritisWhether you actually have been diagnosed with arthritis or just find yourself with sore joints after a day of too much computer time, it’s important to regularly strengthen and stretch you joints to keep them nice and healthy.  Too much repetitive movement, no movement at all, and general stress can all make you joints sore and weak.  Once they feel like that, your first instinct may be to More

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Keep your practice going no matter what

How to keep your yoga practice going when traveling AZI recently took a nearly 2 week trip out of town and had to make a real effort to keep my personal yoga practice going.  When traveling or just having some craziness going on in your schedule, it’s difficult to keep those regular things going.  As a chronic planner, I enjoy having a routine and organization in my life but when out of town, everything’s off.  I have to go back to the mindset of when I was a carefree, laid-back teen and just be adventurous and go with the flow.  As a mom and someone who’s committed to taking care of themselves, I have to balance my carefree attitude with a very short and not so scheduled to-do list.  The More

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