We all have a sense called interoception. It's the perception of the internal state of the body. Our bodies send information to the brain and our brains process that information and sense what’s going on in the body. It’s how we can tell our bladder is full or we’re hungry. When you feel your heartbeat … Continue reading How to Start Listening to Your Body
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you probably already know that! We as a culture are pretty sedentary. We sit at computers for work or school. Then we sit and binge Netflix at home. Maybe we'll go for a walk or head to our favorite local yoga class. Afterward we feel sooo … Continue reading Move More, Feel Better
So you've heard good things about yoga, but the idea of going to a group class makes you nervous. I get it - it can be intimidating to walk into a group yoga class where everyone seems to know what they are doing. Or maybe you attend a regular group yoga class, but feel like … Continue reading Four Great Reasons to Try Private Yoga
We've all seen photos of super-bendy folks contorting their body into the shape of a pretzel. Pretty intimidating if you can't touch your toes or have trouble turning your head to the right. What is yoga? Yoga originated as a practice to prepare the body for meditation. In Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, yoga is defined as … Continue reading How Flexible Do I Have To Be Before I Can Start Yoga?
Is there any time of year when people are more obsessed with health habits than the New Year? Even the “beach body” craze of late May doesn’t reach the same level of hype. Every time you turn a corner, somebody else is trying to get you to try a class, a supplement, a shake, a … Continue reading New Year, New You!
Breath. Such a simple thing. It’s essential to life, but yet how often do we think about it? It ebbs and flows throughout our days and we barely give it a second thought. Are you holding your breath right now? (Fun Fact: when I was in Massage School, we had to put together a business … Continue reading Decrease Stress with Breath