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Dining Rooms Are for Yoga

Why you should be practicing yoga at home. A few years ago, I discovered hot yoga and it completely changed my life (if you didn’t click on that link and you suffer from headaches, I highly suggest you read it). So, when I found out Yoga Innovations had an upcoming yoga teacher training program, I was beyond excited! Don’t worry PR clients, I’m not making a career change, I just want to deepen my own practice, expand my knowledge, and help others find how yoga can help them. As part of the teacher training program, we have to complete an at home yoga practice each week and then journal about it. Well, when I was writing in my journal about my first home practice effort, I thought, what a wonderful blog post this would make, so here we are! In all my years of practicing yoga, I’ve never practiced at home. Sure I would

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Taking Back Our Time at the Body Love Tour

Have you ever thought about how much time getting ready takes you? How long in the morning before work? How much time you spend getting ready to go out to dinner? Add it all up and you’ll find that women spend approximately 135 days, 3726 hours, 223560 minutes, and 13,413,600 seconds in their lifetime getting ready. THAT’S A LONG TIME! Why do we do it? Who do we do it for? What exactly is it that makes us give up this much of our lives prepping our appearance? I hadn’t taken this time into consideration either until I started coordinating a client’s involvement in a recent event. Meet the Body Love Tour, hosted by Lindsey Smith and Amie Olson of Promoting Natural Health, where “each event is designed to give women the freedom to express themselves and be who they are.” The mission: changing the way women feel about themselves and their bodies. “One by one we

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My Hott Addiction – Yoga to Relieve Headaches

Prior to last summer, I had struggled with chronic headaches every hour of every day for almost six years. After endless attempts with various medications, doctor and specialist appointments, lots of blood-work, alternative medicine adventures, and ER visits accompanied by pain, tears and frustration, I had finally come to the conclusion that I would be facing daily headaches around the clock for the rest of my life.  Then, one day last summer, a friend asked me to tag along with her to a hot yoga class (yoga in a room typically somewhere between 95-105 degrees Fahrenheit-sounds like a blast right?). I had taken yoga classes in the past, so I figured I’m sure hot yoga will be just as easy. The first five minutes were wonderful – child’s pose, relaxing your mind and body, deep breathing, letting go of any thoughts or stresses – it was all great. However, after up gulping

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