Here’s Why You’ll Never be Good at Yoga

I remember when I started my yoga journey, with VHS tapes, a few beginner classes under my belt and a kid-in-the-candy-store grin. There were so many asanas to explore, Sanskrit names to learn and elegant angles in which my body would eventually contort. Eventually -- as in when I got “good” at yoga… good like ...

A Raw Conversation Between Yoga Boss Ladies

There's this amazing thing that happens on social media (besides cutesy animal videos and hilarious memes): you meet people. You connect with individuals you may never actually see in real life -- people who live in far off places and do wonderful work in crowded little corners of the world. These people may annoy you, inspire you, even show you ...

The 5 Best Blog Posts for Yoga Beginners

Are you making the leap from yoga pants wearer to yoga practitioner? Why the hell not-- you've already got the uniform, am I right? It can be intimidating being a newbie, watching other yogis draw their toes to their ears with all the ease and grace of a dancer. Meanwhile, you're still struggling to stay grounded in Mountain ...

5 Things I’ve Decided I’m Too Old For

“A lady never tells her age or weight…” It’s a phrase I never questioned in all the years I’d heard it growing up. It’s something my grandma said, and she’d no doubt heard her own grandmother say it too. They were the legs-crossed, lipstick-in-tact kind of ladies. They were conditioned to believe certain things, as ...

5 Steps to a Successful Yoga Home Practice

“If you build it, they will come.”...Okay so that was true for the Field of Dreams folks, but it’s not always the case when it comes to creating a successful yoga home practice -- or so I’ve heard from many aspiring yogis. They say making mat time a priority is tough, and many have asked me how I ...

How Yoga Made Me Fierce

Before I became a yoga goddess (or more accurately: a Yoga Mat Monkey), I had some reservations about the practice and the lifestyle. As a matter of fact, I thought that some of the talk about chakras, prana, and the like was a bit on the hippy-dippy side. The mysticism left me a little apprehensive, and ...

How to Be a Yogi (Humor)

How do we define yoga? Should we call it a religion, an ascetic discipline, a science of movement, a graceful dance? Perhaps we should look to Instagram, where scantily clad yogis arm balance on rocks and selfie on sandy beaches. And while I fully appreciate the art of those images and the confidence, self-discipline and relentless practice that ...