Put Your Big Girl Pants On

Today, I want to talk to you about my mother, Phyllis Jacks because she wore the biggest “Big Girl Pants” of anyone that I know. The story actually begins with my Aunt Connie, my mother’s only sister. My aunt frantically needed to play match-maker and in a big hurry … because she desperately wanted to […]

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Holistic Approach to Nutrition and Movement

One of the best ways to prepare your body for stretching and exercise is through nutrition.  Good nutrition compliments any exercise program by providing the fuel it needs to perform the movements.  When we make better choices with food, we honor our body in its truest form. Many yoga practitioners end up changing their diet […]

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Are you Nervous about Aging?

If you are like me, you are NERVOUS about aging. In addition to the obvious signs of aging; fine lines, wrinkles and crepey, sagging skin —-  I am also nervous about reduced strength, reduced stamina, and increased illness. If you are worried about these things as well, there is good news… Here are a few simple […]

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Anger & Anxiety

In 2011, one of the basic reasons that I was attracted to yoga was that I was trying to let go of so much anger.  My husband and I lost nearly everything we owned or had ever invested in and I was so angry and disappointed with life.  However, I knew that I needed to find a way […]

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Breathe …. just breathe

Many times in a yoga or pilates class you hear the words, “breathe…just breathe.”  But what does this really mean?   In yoga, the breath is one of the most healing aspects of the practice.  The pranayama, the warrior breath begins with a full inhalation through the nose and a conscienscous full exhalation also through the nose. […]

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The Practice of Yoga

We begin each practice setting our prayer, the attention of our practice, promoting peace in our body, mind and heart. Physically,  the proper practice of yoga balances neurological and homormonal activity.  It also strengthens respiratory and cardiovascular functioning.  The practice of yoga also has the ability to improve absorption of nutrients, elimination of wastes, as […]

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First Blog Post

I believe that yoga is for everyone and every body type.  It doesn’t matter if you are short or tall, thick or thin or even completely rigid.  Yoga continually adapts to suit the needs of the individual.  The young have come to explore and develop their potential.  The sick and aged have come to find […]

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