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To Celebrate

Holy Moly Y’all! I’m 30!
I’ve been referring to my self as 30 for about two years now. But it is finally real and true. That is wild!

This world has flipped upside down and back again about a million times in these 30 years (more so it seems in the last 3). Nothing is as I thought it would be when I got here, and to be totally honest I’m really really glad.

Through death, and heartbreak, letting go of past dreams and creating new ones, unbelievable traumas and loss, and hard-won healing – physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally – this winding path has led me here. In a strange but not accidental way, I’ve come full circle. I’m back living in the house I grew up in but creating a life and a career I couldn’t have even dreamed of 15 years ago. I am simultaneously on my own and surrounded by such complete and unwavering support it makes me tear up just to think about. My tribe has grown in size and strength and I fully believe that each person I choose to surround myself with was brought to me for a reason.
My life is busy and full and filled to the brim with such joy and creation I can hardly stand it. I feel as though I am on the brink of something. Not settling or slowing down but instead approaching take-off like a plane moving down a runway.
I have so much to celebrate.



I have a special place in my heart for this verb. It was my intention for my 28th birthday as well and I feel pretty good about bringing it back. That year I used it as my daily mantra for several months. I let it be my guiding force as I made decisions, set goals, and even as I sat in stillness.
It is probably from the many years I’ve spent directing and teaching acting, but I love defining my objectives and tactics and letting those over-arching themes help me move along my path.

This year I’d like to expand (or perhaps narrow) its meaning just a bit. I want to celebrate successes and failures; to celebrate the times I lost my way or the times I had to be picked up and carried just as much as the times I sprinted through the finish line with arms in the air. And I want to celebrate the fact that I have so many more successes and failures ahead of me. I have so many more opportunities to make mistakes and fall short and work harder than I have too and that is the fucking best.
I get to try ANYTHING. I can create new ideas and projects and offerings every single day. What could be better? (Literally, I’m asking. This realization feels so incredibly groundbreaking I can’t think of anything to compare.)


As much as I love New Years, I’ve always felt more connected to setting intentions with my birthday than with the start of the calendar year. Sometimes I make a big ritual out of it with meditations and journaling and candles and crystals and oracle cards. Other times I just keep a running list in my planner, writing them down as they come to me and refining them later.
This year has been a little bit of both. With 30 to 30 going on, I’ve been constantly vibrating with energy and work for you all; making big Yoga Biz plans and holding space for those around me. I hadn’t given myself much space to bring my focus to a singular place, or honestly much room to breath. But over the last week I’ve been able to  find a little more peace. This challenge is wrapping up, I’m moving forward to the next big idea, and also finding some quite. Or perhaps more accurately, my mind started to freeze up and forced me to do a hard re-start. (Maybe now that I’m 30, I’ll learn to start to slow down before I break down. Maybe I’ll also finally make that dentist appointment.)


Whatever the cause, the result is the same. I am now creating my intentions for my 30th year.
Some of them are practical

  • Be more financially minded.
  • Become more aware of where my money comes from and where it goes.
  • Learn how to let my credit cards work for me and to get the most out of those rewards.


Some of them are literal and concrete business goals

  • Enjoy the beautiful community events I am organizing – Brew Yoga, Beach Yoga, Twisted Tykes Day Camps and Summer Camps, Partnerships with the Library and Museum, Yoga Challenges, ect
  • Present at my first Yoga Conference
  • Teach at a Yoga Festival
  • Host a Yoga Retreat
  • Create Video and Online Offerings
  • Complete this round of my Continuing Education Hours for Yoga Alliance


And some of them are personal or more abstract/ universal

  • Remember to rest when I can and hustle when I need to
  • Be quite
  • Open my heart and mind to new possibilities
  • Let go of old shit!
  • Clean, clear, and create space so that fresh energy can flow through
  • Offer more gratitude and receive more love



Obviously that is a lot. And several of these will fall away or morph and modify throughout the year. But I feel really good about my starting point.
And I know that I am in fact, just starting.

How humbling and exciting is that?




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Yo Soy Fuerte – Warrior Series and Variations

I Am Strong!

That is what I have the Twisted Tykes Chant when we come into Warrior II. Not only does it remind us to roll our shoulder blades down as we show off our muscles, but it helps reinstate that there is strength inside everyone of us. We are each a warrior in so many ways and these poses allow us to tap into that part of ourselves. Each Warrior poses offers poise, balance, strength, flexibility, stamina, and grounding. In our Warriors we hold our ground, fix our gaze, and prepare our selves mentally, physically, and spiritually to face what ever may come.


Here are the 3 basic postures as well as some variations for you to check out and try.




Warrior I
With your hips and shoulders facing the short edge of the mat, step your right foot backwards about 3 1/2 – 4 feet and rotate your heel down to the floor so your entire foot is on the mat and your toes point at about a 45 degree angle. Make sure to press into the outside edge of your back foot so your arch stays lifted and your ankles stay stable.
Keep your hips and shoulders rotated to the front of the mat and draw your navel back to your spine. Reach your arms up over head, bringing your arms in line with your ears and engaging all the way through your finger tips. Lock your shoulder blades into the back of your ribs and breathe.
Stay for a few rounds of breath and then take your opposite side. You can either step back to the top of the mat, or step back to Downward Facing Dog and even flow through a Sun Salutation between each side.

Physically, this pose activates the erector spinae – muscles that lie along the low spine, the gluteus maximus, the quadriceps, the hamstrings, and the adductors of the inner thighs. The deep transverse abdominus, gluteus medius and minimus at the outer hip, calf muscles and side abdominal muscles (obliques) also help us stay steady in the pose. Warrior I also allows an opening stretch to the hip flexors, shoulders, neck, chest, and ankles.




Warrior II
Just as with Warrior I – from Mountain Pose, step one foot backward. You may want a wider stance than in Warrior I and to have your back foot at a wider rotation (maybe 70 – 90 degrees instead of 45). Rotate your hips and chest to the long edge of the mat so you are open and wide in this stance. Draw your arms out long to a T shape straight out of your shoulders so they are lined up over your legs. Drop your tail bone down to the mat and turn your gaze over your front finger tips. Again, press into the outside edge of both of your feet and take a few rounds of breath.
You can use any transition you like, even simply swiveling your feet so you face the back of the mat, to practice both sides.

This pose strengthens the glutes, thigh muscles and calves and stretches the ankles, chest and shoulders.



Warrior III

This balancing posture is a little easier to come into from Warrior I than II because your hips are already in a proper alignment.
From Warrior I, draw your palms to touch at your heart and choose a Drishti or focal point on the floor a couple of feet in front of your big toe. Begin to shift your weight forward into your front leg  and tap your back foot forward until you can tip onto your front leg and begin to straighten it. Let your back leg stretch long behind you as you hinge forward from your hip. Your body will look like a capital ‘T’. You can keep your hands at your heart, bring them to your hips or reach them up over head – arms in line with your ears just like Warrior I. If you want a little more challenge and shoulder opening, reach your arms behind you and interlace your fingers at the small of your back then stretch your knuckles away from your head. Keep your nose pointed to the ground and maintain your Drishti.
Take a few rounds of breath and then release. You can step back to Warrior I or you can lower your back leg and find a forward fold.

The pose hones balance and strength in the base leg’s thigh and ankle. Your abs work hard to keep you in the position and your back and shoulders engage to reach forward.




Humble Warrior
This is a beautiful yet difficult posture. It takes a bit of strength and stability through your feet, ankles, and inner thighs and lots of flexibility through your shoulders.
Starting in Warrior I, interlace your fingers behind your back and roll your shoulders back and down. On an inhale breath, lift up through your ribs and then on your exhale forward fold to the inside of your front thigh. You can allow your knuckles to reach for the ceiling if that feels good on your shoulders. Press into the 3 corners of both of your feet and engage through glutes and quadriceps. Stay strong in your belly and remember to breathe. Allow yourself a few rounds of breath then use your inhale to come back up to Warrior I. Transition however you choose and take your opposite side.



Reverse Warrior
You can take a reverse position from Warrior II. Allow your back palm to rest on your back thigh. You don’t want to put a lot of weight in that hand, just use it for support as you stretch backward. On your inhale, flip your front palm to the ceiling and stretch through your ribs, armpit and finger tips then begin to tip backward. Your lower body stays exactly where it started, this movement is just through your upper body.
This stretches through your side body, creating lots of space and length from your hips to your pinky finger.

Reverse Warrior stretches the chest and opens up the lungs so you can breath more easily. It strengthens the side obliques of the abdomen while the lunging action continues to strengthen the muscles of the thighs and buttocks.



Revolved Warrior
Revolved or Twisted Warrior starts from Warrior I. From this posture, strengthen through your belly and begin to rotate your rib cage and shoulders toward the opposite side as Warrior II (your right side if your right foot is forward, your left side if your left foot is forward). Let your arms open up to a ‘T’ shape and begin to turn your gaze toward your back fingers. Stay strong in your back leg and continue to lift through the arch of your back foot. Keep your shoulder blades rolled down and find your breath.
After a few rounds of breath – letting your rib cage expand wide, use your exhale to draw you back to Warrior I. Again, transition however you like and take your opposite side.



Which do you connect with the most?
Which do you find the most difficult?

Snap a pic of your progress and post it here or send it to me!

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Big Wheels Keep on Turning – Prepping for Wheel Pose

Wheel Pose is one of my very favorite poses. It is one of those that we find so naturally as children and yet somehow fear and fatigue and tight muscles and lack of power allows it to slowly fall away as we get older.
This is a great pose to practice or work towards if you are wanting a little playful energy, some heart opening, and to (literally) shift your perspective.


To dive into this pose we need to think about strengthening the core (our deep abs, back, and glutes) as well as our palms, wrists, feet, and ankles, and stretching our quadriceps, hip-fluxers, surface abdominals, rib cage, shoulders, and throat. Basically we are stretching our front body and stabilizing or strengthening our back body.


Some great poses to get us warmed up and ready are



Puppy Pose

Puppy Pose or Half Dog

Come onto all fours. See that your shoulders are above your wrists and your hips are above your knees. Walk your hands forward a few inches and curl your toes under.
As you exhale, move your tailbone halfway back toward your heels. Keep your arms active; don’t let your elbows touch the ground.
Drop your forehead to the floor or to a blanket and let your neck relax. Keep a slight curve in your lower back. To feel a nice long stretch in your spine, press the hands down and stretch through the arms while pulling your hips back toward your heels.




Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog

Come onto the floor on your hands and knees. Set your knees directly below your hips and your hands slightly forward of your shoulders. Spread your palms, index fingers parallel or slightly turned out, and turn your toes under.
Exhale and lift your knees away from the floor. At first keep the knees slightly bent and the heels lifted away from the floor. Lengthen your tailbone away from the back of your pelvis and press it lightly toward the pubis – imagine you are trying to reach it up and back to where the wall meets the ceiling.
We are aiming to have a straight line from wrists to hips, so press evenly through your palms with finger spread wide and rotate your elbow creases to the front edge of the mat. Then allow your shoulder blades to draw down your spine and your belly button to reach for your heart. Engage your knee caps and quadriceps and press into the outer edges of your feet.



Cobra Pose


With your belly on the floor, stretch your legs back – tops of the feet on the floor. Spread your hands on the floor under your shoulders. Hug the elbows back into your body.
On an inhalation, begin to straighten the arms to lift the chest off the floor, going only to the height at which you can keep your shoulder blades flat against the back of your ribs. Lengthen your tailbone toward your heels and lift your navel. Lift your heart and maybe even your chin for the sky.



Bow Pose

Bow Pose

Lie on your belly with your hands at your sides, palms up. (You can lie on a folded blanket to pad the front of your torso and legs.)
Exhale and bend your knees, bringing your heels as close as you can to your buttocks. Reach back with your hands and take hold of your ankles. Make sure your knees aren’t wider than the width of your hips, and keep your knees hip width for the duration of the pose.
Inhale and strongly lift your heels away from your body and, at the same time, lift your thighs away from the floor. This will have the effect of pulling your upper torso and head off the floor. As you continue lifting the heels and thighs higher, press your shoulder blades firmly against your back to open your heart. Draw the tops of the shoulders away from your ears.



Low Lunge Pose

Low Lunge

From Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana), exhale and step your right foot forward between your hands (It’s totally OK if you need to use your hands to help you get there), aligning the right knee over the heel.
Then lower your left knee to the floor and, keeping the right knee fixed in place, slide the left back until you feel a comfortable stretch in the left front thigh and groin. Turn the top of your left foot to the floor and press gently into your toe nails.
Inhale and lift your torso to upright. As you do, sweep your arms up by your ears.
Draw the tailbone down toward the floor and lift your pubic bone toward your navel. Lift your chest and press your shoulder blades against the back torso.
If it feels good, lift your gaze up to where the wall meets the ceiling and take a few rounds of breath.
When you are ready, move back through Down Dog and repeat on the opposite side.



Quad Stretches

You can add this into so many poses; sphinx, prince, as a balance, or added into a low lunge. Lots of choices here! But basically we are drawing our heel to our glute (or booty). You can do this from sphinx (lying on your belly), from standing (this doubles as a balancing posture), or even from a low lunge or pigeon pose (if you want a really deep stretch. Listen to your limits and remember to keep your knee pointing straight out of your hip socket.



Camel Pose


Come to your knees, kneeling with shins and tops of feet pressing into the floor. Press your hands into your low spine as spread the back pelvis and reach your hip bones to the front edge of the mat. Engage through your knees and quadriceps to help you achieve this.
Draw elbows and shoulder blades together as you begin to lift your heart to the sky and possibly drop your head back. You are more than welcome to stop right here, this pose takes a lot of strength. Or you can go deeper into your stretch by reaching your hands back for your heels. Once you’ve taken hold of your feet, continue to squeeze shoulder blades together to maintain that lift in your sternum.



Bridge Pose


Lay on your back with your knees bent and feet on the floor, heels close to your booty and toes slightly turned in.
Exhale and press your feet and arms actively into the floor as you push your hips into the air. Keep your thighs and inner feet parallel. Clasp the hands below your pelvis and extend through the arms to help you stay on the tops of your shoulders.
Keep your knees directly over the heels and draw your hip bones to your lower ribs.
Lift your chest to your chin and then your chin to the ceiling to give yourself a little more room to breathe.
When you are ready to come out, make sure you tuck your chin and then roll down slowly.



And finally…
Full Wheel!

Begin in the same position you do for Bridge, then bending your elbows, bring your palms to the mat right outside of your ears with your fingertips pointing toward your shoulders.
Press your feet into the floor as you lift your hips. Then press through your palms to begin to lift your shoulders up off the mat. Slowly begin to press the earth away with hands and feet and you reach your hips up and your chest toward the back edge of your mat.
When ready to come down, tuck your chin and lower down as slow as possible. Bending through elbows first to lower shoulders and then rolling your spine down to the mat.




After a couple rounds of wheel come back to your spine very carefully (remembering to tuck your chin as you lower so you land on the base of your skull first). Keeping knees bent, allow yourself a couple rounds of breath  in that nice, neutral spine, feeling it flat against the mat. Then allow yourself some windshield wiper twists through the knees, hips and ankles. After that it might feel good to hug your knees into your chest and rock side to side, or to send fingers and toes to the sky for some wrist and ankle circles.



Always do your best to be safe and in control of your body and send me pictures of you best prep poses and Wheel Poses!





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How I Enhance my Yoga Practice with Essential Oils – Guest Blog with Angie!

Angie is a dear friend of mine and one of my biggest blogging and social media inspirations. She always somehow manages to do it all and answer every crazy question I throw at her about oils and business and just generally how the internet works.

When I started the #30to30MBY Yoga Challenge, I knew I wanted her to contribute in some way and she was kind enough to say yes and add one more thing to her already over flowing to-do list.

She not only wrote this fun and informative blog on using oils and aromatherapy during your yoga practice, but she is also donating the mat spray she discusses here to our growing list of raffle prizes! (Want to win? Sign up for my email list here!)

I could chat about how awesome she is all day long, but instead I’ll just let you see for yourself.



Yoga and Oils



I found yoga a little over 2 years ago now.  At the time, I was dealing with a physical issue I wanted to correct, and my searches kept pulling up yoga sequences to help with the issue.


I’d never considered yoga before, and wasn’t really sure what I was getting myself into, but decided to give it a try. I was at a point where I’d try anything to help, and so I launched into a few simple yoga sequences to start learning.


What I didn’t know at the time, was that yoga was going to be the catalyst to help me overcome a lot of emotional issues I was dealing with, too.  


I started practicing yoga to improve my physical health, but over time, I stuck with it because of how much it helped me emotionally.


Since I was already using essential oils on a regular basis, I decided to see how I could use them to support my yoga practice and improve my overall mental state.


Combining the two made for some really amazing progress, both mentally and physically.


I thought I’d share how I learned to enhance my yoga practice by incorporating oils!


Hopefully, by sharing how I use essential oils during my yoga practice, I can help someone else branch out, too.


One of my favorite ways to use essential oils during my practice is to diffuse emotional support blends.


I think diffusing oils during practice is the best way to get started if you aren’t comfortable around oils yet.  Even if you don’t realize it, you’re already using scents to tie into your emotions.  


Think about it. Do you ever smell something that just takes you back to a certain time and makes you feel a certain way? It’s pretty common, because our sense of smell is directly tied to the limbic system of our brain. (That’s the part of your brain that controls your emotions).


With aromatherapy, you can do this intentionally, by diffusing oils that have a positive or calming effect on your emotions.


Some of my favorite essential oils to diffuse during practice are:


  • Frankincense and lavender: I call this my “Namaste” blend.  It’s grounding, soothing, and really great for spiritual awareness.  This is a great blend to diffuse if you’re going into meditation, but it can also be used during a really calming practice! 
  • Peppermint and/or RC: Both of these oils are great for opening your airways, which can really help get the oxygen flowing.  Use one of these if you want some support for your breath during practice. 
  • Citrus Fresh: This is a blend I love to use just because it’s so happy. It’s an incredible mood booster, and freshens the air at the same time! If you’re in a bad mood before practice, this is a great oil to add to your diffuser. 
  • Peace and Calming: Stressed out? Trying to wind down before bed? Want to calm your mind? This oil blend is my go-to for all of those. Plus, I kind of think it smells like Fruity Pebbles, which is always appreciated.


You can also use essential oils topically to help support your yoga practice.


Not only can you use the oils aromatically, but you can apply oils to your skin for additional support!  I love to roll Valor down my spine before practice.  It’s got a grounding scent, but it’s also really great for spinal support.


A lot of yogis also love applying their favorite oil to their temples or wrists, which is a great option.  I do this when I am at a class and don’t have a diffuser handy.  Any of the blends above would be great to dilute and apply topically, but some other favorites of mine are:


  • Tranquil Roll On: This is a pre-made roll on from Young Living. It’s a blend of Lavender, Chamomile, and Cedarwood.  It’s incredibly calming, and it’s my favorite blend when I’m having a rough day emotionally! It really helps me calm down! 
  • Peace and Calming: Another great blend to help me calm down is Peace and Calming. It’s a blend of Ylang Ylang, Orange, Tangerine, Patchouli, and Blue Tansy and does exactly what it sounds like by providing a peaceful and calming environment. 
  • Peppermint: If I’m feeling sluggish or need to clear my mind, Peppermint can really help me open up and stay alert during practice.  I also love adding this one to my legs to help wake them up before practice! 
  • PanAway: This oil is perfect to apply after practice when you’re feeling a little sore! I love rubbing down my calves and shoulders after a good practice!


Don’t forget your mat!


Be honest.  How often do you remember to clean your yoga mat? Or are you maybe using one supplied by your gym?


It’s not something we tend to think about much until we actually notice a problem, but yoga mats get dirty. We’re on them with bare feet, sweating, and putting our oily faces on them.  We’re laying them out on dirty floors and forgetting them in the trunks of our cars.  


Our poor, neglected mats are practically begging us for some attention, and you can use your oils to do just that!


Oils can be used for more than just emotional support. In fact, many of them are great for cleaning.  I came up with a spray that I use regularly on my mat that not only keeps it clean, but also makes it smell amazing!


yoga mat spray


Want to make one for yourself? Here’s what you’ll need:


  • Alcohol free witch hazel
  • Glass spray bottle (4 oz)
  • Tea Tree essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil


To make this spray, add 20 drops of tea tree oil, 20 drops of lavender oil, and about a tablespoon or two (I don’t measure, if I’m totally honest) of witch hazel to your glass bottle. Then, fill it the rest of the way with water! Give it a little shake before each use to make sure everything is properly dispersed, and then spray down your entire mat.


I tend to remember to spray mine about once a week, and usually do it after practice. The smell will last to your next class, but you won’t be dealing with a slippery mat.


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Angie is a wife and mother of 2 girls.  She is an avid volunteer worker, blogger, and essential oil enthusiast. On her blog, you can find information about natural living, making the most of your time, and many other topics that affect moms both working and staying at home.  Read more on her blog and stay connected.






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Saluting the Sun

Happy SunDay FunDay everyone!


I thought today would be the perfect day to dive into our ever present (and favorite) vinyasa flow, the Sun Salution, or Surya Namaskar.


My favorite thing about Sun Salutations is that they include a strengthening pose and a stretching pose for every single muscle group. Because of this, they are perfect as a warm up or as your whole practice. (Ready for a mala anyone?)

There are so many variations of this sequence and honestly every single one of them is correct. As long as you are connecting with your breath and moving with intention, you can’t go wrong.




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I always start class with a few rounds of Standing Vinyasas or 1/2 Salutations. I think these are the perfect way to become reconnected with your breath without any risk of injury or fatigue. (I also love these as a warm up for my theatre classes and performances because they can be done anywhere, any time, wearing just about anything.)

Start in Mountain Pose, then on your inhale breath reach arms up over head.
Your exhale dives you forward toward your toes for a forward fold.
Inhale lifts half way for a flat spine, or Ardah Utanasana, and then your following exhale allows you to relax back into your fold.
Inhale breath lifts you all the way to standing, arms up overhead, and then your exhale brings your hands to your heart center.

Your feet stay planted throughout and we focus on moving intentionally through our shoulders and hips.

I usually take 3 – 5 at a time and then either continue on or close my eyes and tune in to my heartbeat and breath, noticing how I feel now.



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Surya Namaskar A begins exactly the same way – then continues from Ardah, or your half lift. After that, on your exhale, you plant your palms and walk your feet back to Downward Facing Dog – stretching your tailbone up and back.
Your inhale breath brings you forward toward a plank or push up position, then your exhale breath allows you to lower down. You can drop down to your knees and lower all the way to your belly or take a full Chaturanga.
From there your inhale pulls your heart forward for Cobra or Upward Facing Dog and your exhale presses you back to Downward Facing Dog – you can make that transition by moving through Table Top or through Plank.
From your Downward Dog, use your inhale breath to move your feet to the top of the mat and exhale to release into your forward fold.
Your following inhale lifts you half way for a flat spine. Exhale to release.
Then taking your deepest breath in, reach all the way to standing, arms up over head and allow your exhale to bring your hands to your heart.

Again, I usually take 3 – 5 of these at a time then either continue to my next sequence or take a moment to check in with my mind, body, and heart.
In every one of these poses, we think about lengthening the spine from tailbone to crown and evenly distributing your weight across any body parts making contact with the mat.


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Surya Namaskar B moves a little deeper into lunges and extensions. Again, we start just the same (but this time adding Chair Pose to the top of the sequence), moving through Sun Salutation A until we reach our second Downward Dog.
From there you use your inhale breath to reach your right leg up and back for a 3 – Legged – Dog, then pull that foot through to the space between your thumbs on your exhale.
Our inhale lets us rise into what ever lunging position is right for today. You can take a Low Lunge, High Crescent, or even Warrior I.
Exhale will bring your palms back to the mat and step you back to Downward Dog. Repeat the same lunging sequence on the left foot. Then flow through the rest of our vinyasa sequence; plank, chataranga, cobra, down-dog, forward fold, half lift, fold, chair, reach to standing, and hands to heart. (We are getting really good at these by now right?)

You can take a few rounds of these as well and maybe play with holding your lunges a little longer or moving on your breath.


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Once you start to get the hang of  these variations, they will begin to flow a little more naturally and become a moving meditation where you can allow your breath, body, and mind to sync as you move.


Take a little time today to get your body moving, breath flowing, and heart beating.
Set an intention and use these sequences to get you feeling grounded and energized and let me know what your go-to Sun Salutation is.