14 June

FAVORITE YOGA GEAR

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FAVORITE YOGA GEAR

I’m back from vacation with my family (see you next year, Bald Head Island!), and feeling refreshed. While I definitely over-indulged on both food and booze over the past week, I managed to get in a few yoga practices while I was gone. I love doing yoga at the beach, because it is the ultimate […]

31 May

GOLDENROD

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GOLDENROD

At the Green Bottom Wildlife Management Area, there is a field of goldenrod, which bloomed several weeks ago as Mother Nature’s hello as spring finally arrived. More than 100 species of goldenrod exist, and 26 of them can be found in West Virginia. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to frolic around with these […]

24 May

MALAS

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MALAS

I was first introduced to malas several years into my yoga practice. I had been practicing regularly, and noticed many of my teachers had malas, little piles of beads sitting at the corner of their mat during practice or gracefully flowing down their chests. After experiencing such strong emotions through meditation and prayer on my […]

12 May

EMERALDS

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EMERALDS

Since May is the beginning of wedding season, now is the time to take advantage of a clear heart chakra. Emeralds are often used in engagement rings, as well, as they retain a strong vibration that enhances a loving energy for years to come. Emeralds aid in this balance, as well as promoting love and strong […]

9 April

MY MANTRA

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MY MANTRA

Thank You for this body, this practice, and this life. A mantra is something you repeat during prayer or meditation, or live it as your life’s philosophy. It is something sacred and personal to every human, and whatever it is, it’s reflective of your innermost heart and life. I have a few mantras, but this […]