February Yoga challenge: Day 15, How do you face inner conflict? — So Many Thoughts. . .

Yin Yang Yoga, by Naama Ben-Daat on Behance.com Today I remembered why doing slow yoga sequences is so hard for me. Minutes before I laid out my mat, I passed one of the upstairs bedrooms while a show played. I had periodically watched episodes of the show and was impressed with some of the characters […]Continue reading “February Yoga challenge: Day 15, How do you face inner conflict? — So Many Thoughts. . .”

February Yoga Challenge: Day 14, Accepting and pondering emotions is part of yoga — So Many Thoughts. . .

Artwork by 9 Jedit (This is one of my favorite artists! Please check out their website and their Instagram and Grafolio accounts) Since I didn’t do a physical practice today, I thought about what I could give to anyone who reads this post today. I settled on discussing for a short time how accepting and pondering our […]Continue reading “February Yoga Challenge: Day 14, Accepting and pondering emotions is part of yoga — So Many Thoughts. . .”

February Yoga Challenge: Day 13, Do you take time to slow down? — So Many Thoughts. . .

“Big Sky” by 9 Jedit (This is one of my favorite artists! Please check out their website and their Instagram and Grafolio accounts) Because my practice yesterday was so stressful, I decided to slow down and take extra care to relax. Instead of focusing on continuous movement patterned after my breathing, I stayed in each posture […]Continue reading “February Yoga Challenge: Day 13, Do you take time to slow down? — So Many Thoughts. . .”

February Yoga Challenge: Day 12, How do you handle smells during yoga? — So Many Thoughts. . .

Ylang Essential Oils, Illustration Daria Ustiugova – Dreamstime.com I learned today how important it is for me to control how my environment smells while I do yoga. There is a funny story connected with my post title. A few hours before my yoga practice, My brother started washing the carpet on the stairs ten feet […]Continue reading “February Yoga Challenge: Day 12, How do you handle smells during yoga? — So Many Thoughts. . .”

February Yoga Challenge: Day 11, Have you ever done yoga blindfolded? — So Many Thoughts. . .

“必要なことだから” (Because it’s necessary) Illustration by Re° It’s interesting how extraordinary experiences happen when doing familiar things differently. When I tried going through my Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow today, I decided on a whim to change my routine. Yesterday, I talked about being true to our personal practice and not following a yoga routine mechanically. Building […]Continue reading “February Yoga Challenge: Day 11, Have you ever done yoga blindfolded? — So Many Thoughts. . .”