Tag: yoga

BOLD 2017

Every week, I listen to the Happier podcast hosted by Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft. Rubin, who identifies as a happiness expert, raises fascinating questions about the relationship between habits and happiness that work towards illuminating tangible strategies for promoting happiness in our everyday lives. […]

“Do One Thing” – A How To Guide

In my last post, I wrote about my ongoing struggle to do one thing – to center myself in a given task in a given moment. Since writing that post, I have actively been working to slow down and operate with intention throughout my daily […]

Do One Thing

When is the last time you just did one thing? When you had a task before you and you gave it 100% of your focus, without allowing yourself to be distracted by other things. I can honestly say that it’s been a while for me. In […]

Yoga Diaries: On Transitions

Often, the most challenging part of the yoga physical practice is transitioning within the flow. It’s not the actual poses themselves, but rather the act of moving between them that requires strength, focus, and, ideally, grace. It’s knowing which muscles to activate, aligning your breath, […]

Yoga Diaries: On Vulnerability

The topic of this Yoga Diary entry is one that I am constantly coming back to through my practice. It’s something that I’ve struggled with way before building a yoga practice or even knowing what yoga was. I grew up as a pretty independent only […]

Missing Your Flight / How You Know the Yoga is Working / Being Grateful

Early on this Monday morning, I missed my flight from San Francisco back to LA. Thinking my flight was at 8am, I set my alarm for 5:10am to give myself time to shake out the kinks, walk to Bart from where I was staying, and […]

Yoga Diaries 6: Protect Your Tuesdays

Every Tuesday at 6:30pm, Briana Welke Turpin leads an amazing Flow class at One Down Dog. I have been fortunate to have schedules that have allowed me to attend this class for the past three semesters. Coincidentally, my Tuesdays during each of those semesters have […]

Deconnecting to Reconnect: Weekend Camping in Ojai Valley

Hey friends,  Those of you who follow me on the Instagram might know that I spent this past weekend camping in the Ojai Valley. I went with one my Meetup groups and it was a great way to re-center and recharge after having had little […]

Yoga Diary 2: Use Your Breath

This yoga diary entry could not possibly be more fitting given that I have officially gotten through two weeks of paper-writing and final exam grading, which means, it is officially summerrrrr. While dark chocolate certainly played it’s role it helping me get to this point, […]

Yoga Diary 1: Acknowledge and Respect Where You Are Right Now

Hi folks!  It’s been far too long since I’ve updated. Classes end for me on Friday so this is that crazy time in the semester where I’m scrambling to stay on top of things. Despite putting blogging on the back-burner, I’ve still managed to not […]