Overcrowded Yoga Sucks

I dislike crowds. I’m sensitive to “personal space.” Arms length away from my neighbor is ideal. Energetically, that’s about the size of our aura. When people are crowding into me, energetically and physically, I feel crushed and agitated. This happens at malls, festivals, restaurants and overcrowded yoga classes. When I find myself in a class like that, in my … Read moreOvercrowded Yoga Sucks

Out & About: Namaste Yoga

Today I headed 16 miles southeast of Coral Springs into Pompano Beach to experience Namaste Yoga Salon, which is two separate locations in the same shopping plaza. I was told the second location is for “services” and this one is for yoga. I participated in the 10:45 AM Hatha Yoga class with my long-time friend, client and Reiki Master Rina … Read moreOut & About: Namaste Yoga

New 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines Just Released

The USDA just released new dietary guidelines for Americans. Their suggestions are based on the latest scientific research from top health organizations. The new guidelines promote disease prevention and better health through nutrition. The full report is available online. Or, read the summary below. Top 10 Things You Need to Know About the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans … Read moreNew 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines Just Released

Watch Your Neck!

As I’ve grown an interest in Iyengar yoga, I’m paying more attention to alignment. I love Iyengar alignment cues offered in so many postures! However, I don’t suggest following all of the pictures in his book, Light on Yoga. According to Dr. Roger Cole, an Iyengar teacher, “Mr. Iyengar himself demonstrates the pose [Shoulder Stand] without shoulder … Read moreWatch Your Neck!

Out and About: Golden Path Yoga

I woke up early this Sunday to experience the 8:15 AM hatha flow yoga class with Bella at Golden Path Yoga in Coral Springs, a relatively new yoga studio that offers Yin, Hatha, Hatha Flow, Broga and Kundalini classes. I met Bella in the small retail lobby which featured mala beads and clothing. She checked me in, then … Read moreOut and About: Golden Path Yoga

Reflections on 45

My birthday came again. Reflections on 45 started with 45 symphonic gong strikes, building luscious vibrations, one after the other, crescendos and reverberations. A wonderful, rich sound that ended too soon. It made me feel like life goes by quickly. Today, I attempted a 45-minute meditation. I planned to guide my mind through each year of my life. I started … Read moreReflections on 45

Injuries Reshape our Practice

As we get older, our metabolism slows down. It’s easier to gain weight. Current U.S. Guidelines suggest that healthy adults exercise five or more days a week. I’m trying to stay on top of things by exercising six days a week– a mix of flow yoga, biking and swimming. I’ve been practicing yoga for over 14 years and … Read moreInjuries Reshape our Practice

Second Visit to Pura Vida Yoga

It seems that Pura Vida Yoga is the closest Iyengar studio to Coral Springs at 17 miles away, so Kim and I chose this studio for our first re-visit. With rush hour traffic and delays, it took us 45 minutes to arrive at the 9:30 AM class. I wish there were Iyengar teachers closer to home! Nevertheless, today’s experience was … Read moreSecond Visit to Pura Vida Yoga