Yoga in America is booming. A 2016 report by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance reported that 36.7 million people practice yoga, up from 20.4 million in 2012, and 28 percent of all Americans having taken a yoga class at some point in their lives. As a result, the demand for yoga instructors has never been […]
Getting going can be the hardest part. Some mornings, like today, I’ve been up late the night before, man oh man my mind is all over the place, and I’m convinced my body is telling me to go back to bed. “Don’t you think another hour’s sleep would benefit you more than meditation and asana?”
On days like this, I can spend almost a quarter of my allotted morning practice time just sitting on my mat, debating with myself. “Go back to bed; it’s okay.” “Don’t you get off your mat; you know how much better you’ll feel after you do this.” Then I sit and try to plan my flow, “Hey, at least I’m thinking about doing it.”
With life constantly on the move and not enough hours in the day, it can be tough to fit in an hour or more of yoga on a consistent basis. Unfortunately, a lot of us talk ourselves out of unrolling the mat if we don’t think we have time for a “long” yoga session. Twenty minutes just doesn’t seem like enough time to make much difference, does it?
[Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Sarah Oxley, who shares some insight on how to create a sanctuary for your home yoga practice.] I’ve been doing yoga classes for a year now, and soon after I first started I also began a daily yoga practice at home. This wasn’t as easy as I thought […]
I’ve realized over the last few weeks of daily yoga practice that my time on the mat is much more effective if I have a practice plan in mind when I begin. That’s probably the largest difference between my current yoga challenge and the one I completed last year. Last year I seemed to have […]
I have the cutest little daughter in the world named Kennedy. Even though she’s only five years old, it’s quite possible that she’s said more words in her short life than I’ve said in my 30 or so years of human existence. Her mouth spits out sentences from the second she wakes up (way too […]
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