Did you know that pregnancy is measured by your entire monthly cycle? Meaning the first week is after your period, when you enter your fertile window, as the egg begins to drop for fertilization. So even though you technically aren’t pregnant yet, the countdown starts now!
Each month, your body prepares for fertilization by dropping one egg (sometimes more – that’s where multiples can come into play!) down the fallopian tubes toward your uterus. This journey is underway in week 2!
Teaching My First Yoga Class
The Joy of Teaching "Teaching yoga is one of very few things in this human experience that launches me 100% into the present moment." Nerves... I probably felt the way that every yoga teacher does going in to teach their first class. You've done your training, you're...
Aparigraha – Living with Less
What we possess, possesses us. My Journey to Minimalism and Practicing Aparigraha There was a time in my early thirties where I went through an early midlife crisis, one might say. I had recently overcome a decade of addiction, gotten divorced, graduated from an MBA...
My First Yoga Workshop and Training
Find Healing It's impossible not to find healing for oneself while you are learning and training how to heal and help others. Practicing vs. Teaching Yoga I have written a lot about my beginning experiences with yoga and how it has affected me personally on my journey...
Exploring Different Types of Yoga and Finding Ashtanga
I love the structure of this style of yoga. I love that it set me up for a home practice where I can work on the series on my own, at my own pace, and in my own headspace. That’s the best part, that this journey is really between you and yourself and your God. There’s something different about using the will to get on the may at home, at 7 in the morning, with no one pushing you, motivating you, or leading you.
Workshop Wrap-Up – Ahimsa
On August 1, 2020, I threw my first yoga workshop. This alone feels crazy to say, as this is something I have been dreaming of for years! I’ve been saying for a while “all I want to do is teach yoga, throw workshops, and host retreats!”
I Took a Week Off Social Media – Here’s What Happened…
Somewhere around early August, I realized social media had consumed my mind, once again. I know this is an issue for a lot of people. We talk about it all the time. Facebook comment feed arguments, negativity, fake news…it’s all around everyone’s feeds and it’s affecting us all.
Bramacharya – Living in Nonexcess
Brahmacharya brings us back to balance. How can we enjoy the pleasures of life without overindulging? How can we breathe and pause and face the discomfort of stillness, instead of immediately turning to our favorite vice?
My First Yoga Class
Where do I put my shoes?Will they have lockers?Do I have to bring my own lock?Will they have towels or mats for rent, or should I bring my own?Will the check-in clerk be nice and welcoming?Or will they just stare at me because they can smell the newness on me?What if...
Nonstealing – Respecting Time, Energy, Boundaries, and More
One of the most common ways that we steal from others is by trying to control them, or having expectations for how they should behave. How to Honor Nonstealing Asteya means nonstealing, which let’s be honest we all know actual stealing is wrong. Whether that be...