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Go Easy on Yourself

You might find that going easy on yourself is the best way to do everything there is.   Yoga is neat because it gives us a way to see everything there is to see about ourselves. And inversions can be even more fun here - not because standing on your hands will change your life, but because we get to see even more clearly what happens in our minds, and our bodies, as we approach challenge. So let's look at handstands a bit. Sometimes our approach to this kind of challenge is to exit immediately. Do nothing. Child's pose, and…
What You Need to Know About Practicing Yoga When You’re Pregnant

What You Need to Know About Practicing Yoga When You’re Pregnant

Yoga, at its best, has the wonderful capacity to heal, connect you back to your intuition and awareness, build balanced strength and mobility in your body, and energize your whole self. The secret is simple: The magic isn't locked in the poses. It's in you. How we practice, and how we treat ourselves while we practice, makes all the difference on the effects and benefits we receive. Of course, before doing anything, it's always a good idea to ask your doctor about these things. It's helpful to speak with a qualified professional who knows your own personal case history. If…

Runners Guide to Training

Note: We'll talk mostly running here, but the principles are the same for nearly every athletic endeavor. Want to run faster for longer, develop explosive power and agility, with fewer injuries and shorter recovery times? Follow this basic cross-training principle:   Move easy, everything you've got, in every direction you can.   The focus here is on becoming more easily movable. It's your best way to go from good to great on usable power, agility, and endurance.  And this isn't achieved much by stretching, pushing, or struggling. Better mobility is achieved by practicing better mobility. This is a simple principle common to…
Broccoli Sweet Potato Soup

Broccoli Sweet Potato Soup

Hi Friends, Welcome to my kitchen here in NYC. Come on in we're making soup and dishing on body image, women's issues, western vs eastern care, and more. Let me know what you guys think and any topics you'd like to chat about for the next one. Recipe is adapted from, Make Your Own Rules Cookbook, that's up for $4.99 for a few more days in all it's digital versions.       Here is the version I made today!     You'll Need 3 heads of broccoli 3 sweet potatoes 1 red onion 1 can of coconut milk 1 tablespoon…
30 Days of Awesome You!

30 Days of Awesome You!

Hi Friends, Wow, what a start to 2017. If you joined for the 30 Days of Awesome You, I hope you enjoyed the positive dose of daily news and inspiration. If you missed out, no worries, I have the entire archives for you right here and you can start a new 30 day cycle any time you desire. There are loads of nourishing and delicious recipes, some easy-going yoga routines, inspirational reads, and lots of musings. Feel free to dive in and enjoy! Make sure to be on the regular list for weekly updates, presents, and all the good vibes.…
5 Ways to De-Stress This Holiday Season

5 Ways to De-Stress This Holiday Season

Holidays almost always come along with extra stress. Whether it's family, work, schedule, or something else piling on, there are simple and effective steps you can do right now to connect back to yourself, so you can enjoy this time of year while handling whatever comes your way with grace and ease. We all crave clarity, peace of mind, and good energy levels. A regular practice of meditation can do wonders for how you feel. Your life experience is a direct result of your state of mind. A mindful state will put you in great use of your energy. The…
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