Top 10 Most Embarrassing Things to Happen in a Yoga Class

With yoga on the rise, more and more people are stepping into classes than ever before. In fact, A study by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance shows that 74% of practitioners are newbies and have been practicing yoga for five years or less.  One of my most embarrassing moments was […]

Try A 30 Day Yoga Challenge (Yes, Even Beginners!)

Driving home from a yoga class a few months ago I realized how peacefully happy I felt. The car tailgating me didn’t really bother me, and waiting in line to pay for my groceries felt more amusing than inconvenient. My legs and core felt strong, and my shoulders felt relaxed; I felt taller. I decided […]

6 Ways Yoga Can Help You Achieve a Healthy Weight

When I began my yoga journey seven years ago, I must admit that I had these fantasies of looking “like a yoga instructor.”  You know – the ones with the slim bodies and long arms and legs that seem to stretch on for miles? Well, it didn’t take long for reality to set in for […]

7 Steps for Women Beginning a Yoga Practice

The first time my friend, Marianne, dragged me to a yoga class, I had pretty low expectations about getting anything out of the class. Personally, I had preferred a more intense type of workout that was going to make me sweat, for example like spinning or BodyPump. Arriving At Yoga Class For The First Time When […]

Making Yoga Work for You: Modifications for Every Body

“I’m Not Very Good At Yoga” The other day during lunch a beautiful woman with large blue eyes trepidaciously approached me.  “I’m not very good at yoga,” she said, wringing her hands. “Can I still take the class?” My response: “Of course. It’s not about the pose; it’s where your mind goes during class.”  Many people […]

Which Yoga Is Right for You?

When my mother, who is in her 60s, had been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, she found a yoga practice and a teacher that she connected with for which I was overjoyed.   “Just wait until you try this yoga class, Lori.  I love it!” my mother exclaimed. When we arrived my mother announced, […]

A Note of Encouragement to lululemon

There’s a story making its way around the Internet this week about a former lululemon employee who disclosed that shunning plus-size shoppers is part of the company’s business strategy (plus-size apparently is anything over size 12). Sadly, the news is reminiscent of the recent Abercrombie & Fitch fiasco, in which the CEO unapologetically admitted that […]

Fitness Friday: Beginner Yoga Modifications

Yoga is one of the best ways to strengthen, improve balance and posture, increase flexibility and help with relaxation. What’s more, many studies have shown yoga lowers blood pressure and slows the heart rate. And if you still aren’t convinced that yoga is a good idea, people of all abilities, shapes, sizes and ages can […]

It Happened This Week: Debunked Myths, The Power of the Food Culture And Yoga

Woman’s Day has 7 common weight-management myths debunked, including eating after certain hours and thinking carbs (or fat) is bad. If you’ve been looking for a great gluten free grain option, why not try inCYST on the Best’s food of the week – buckwheat?  Btw, Monika of inCYST is here next week as part of […]