5 Tips to Fail-Proof Your New Year’s Resolution

We’re a few days into the New Year. How is your resolution going? These 5 tips will help you stick to your resolution and see it through to success! 1. Stop thinking of your New Year’s Resolution as a goal. Resolutions are synonymous with failure. Resolutions fail because we think of them as goals—and goals alone rarely address the root Read More …

Best Ways to Clean Your Diffuser

You likely just paid a pretty penny for your diffuser. Regular cleaning and maintenance of your unit will make sure that you get the most out of it! Below are a few cleaning hacks that have worked well for me with a dōTERRA Petal Diffuser, as well as a few other models that I’ve tried off of Amazon. How Often Should You Read More …

Meditation for Beginners: Styles

If you haven’t introduced meditation into your yoga practice, you’re wading in shallow waters! You’ll hear it from seasoned yogis again and again. Statements like “asana is only the tip of the iceberg,” and “asana is only 10 percent of yoga,” are often said to encourage students to go beyond twisting and bending. There is a practice beyond postures that is capable Read More …

Eat Ugly: Imperfect Produce Can End National Hunger

Our desire for pretty produce is slowly starving our neighbors, not to mention that it’s driving up the price of our own food. It doesn’t have to be this way. I came across this article in The Guardian that made me pause in my tracks. It’s long, so I’ve pulled some of the highlights to share. We Waste Up to 75% Read More …

VIDEO: Yoga for Beginners

My first full length yoga tutorial for beginners has finally posted! Please check it out and share this video with your friends, family and anyone else interested in yoga! It will take 500 subscribers to get my own YouTube vanity URL so your support will be greatly appreciated. This is my first video of this nature and it was so Read More …

Restorative Yoga to Reignite the Flame

Earlier this week, I shared that yoga has started to feel like work. I included a few motivational posters that I hope was helpful to all of you. After review that post, though, I didn’t feel like I truly helped so today, I’ve got a practice tip that may help to reignite the flame that can be lost when we Read More …

7 Tips for Getting Comfortable with Inversions

Let’s welcome Karel of Yoga with Karel! I first came to know Karel as one of her Tumblr fans. After participating in several challenges that she co-hosted with friends, I decided to reach out to her and I’m so glad that I did! Karel is a sweet soul who will soon start her yoga teacher certification program. Karel has seven tips to help beginning Read More …

Product Review: Manduka PROLite

Thinking about splurging on a Manduka Pro yoga mat for yourself or a loved one? There are a few things that you should know! I’ve had my Manduka mat for 10 months now. I take classes at a studio three times a week, including one hot class, and I practice at home (almost) every day. Since I feel like I’ve Read More …

Developing Flexibility

I would like to extend a warm welcome to my first guest blogger, Marcus Jennings. He is also known as SuperHumanYogi. Marcus started his yoga practice after rupturing his Achilles tendon back in 2012. Yoga provided him with a way to maintain his athleticism while he recovered. Soon, he wanted to share his insights and passions with others. Marcus received his yoga instructor certification in Read More …

MRT Training Update- What Worked and What Didn’t

In the past, I wrote an article on MRT training and mentioned that I’d give it a try and let you all know about my progress. What Didn’t Work I didn’t want to lose a huge amount of weight so I figured I could do MRT training without dieting and still get results. Wrong. If I did lose weight, I Read More …

3 Keys to a SMART Fitness Plan

You may know that setting goals is an important part of achieving your health and fitness aspirations. But sometimes, setting attainable goals can be tricky. These 3 tips will help you create a firm foundation for your goals! 1. Set SMART Goals Good goals are SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time bound. Specific– “I want to get healthy,” or Read More …