Yoga & Nutrition Specialization

Monday, June 7, 2010

YOGA, present and past

Good morning! I find this photo of Christy Turlington so inspiring. I mean yeah yeah, she is obviously gorgeous and a supermodel....but! It has always been so obvious to me that she radiates equanimity from the inside out. I have noticed a difference in ad campaigns that feature her photos, and it was no surprise to me when I learned that she also is an avid Yoga practitioner. Her posture is exquisite and I can almost feel the energy radiating from her heart.

Which brings me to the topic of Yoga. And how my practice has change and evolved since I experienced my first child's pose and down dog. Like most things, my Yoga practice is not what I assumed it would be as I quickly approach the age of thirty. I had forever assumed that I would embrace Power Yoga and a dynamic Vinyasa flow as my daily dose of strength building relaxation. Yet, in reality this could not be more far from the truth.

I will remember my first love affair with numerous warrior poses, chaturangas, and pretzel twists forever and ever, yet now I am totally content with a Restorative Yoga practice. I have tailored a twice daily ( if I'm lucky!) sequence to relieve my aches and pains, and maintaining my health and balance as I age . And as I write this, I can feel myself laughing inside. Like my dear Mother has always said: "the more you plan for the future, the less your future will follow according to plan." On that note, maybe I will get inspired to bust out a handstand and standing split as I approach sixty. That is the new fourty, right? :)

Happy Monday! Cheers to you and your own Yoga, whatever and wherever that may be.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Find Your Barre

If you, like me, have often felt an addiction to the health reaping, mind blowing, centering and athletic techniques of Yoga, listen up. Check out for a location near you. It is an intense 55 minute class that, if done correctly, willl make your mind and body feel fantastic. If you are looking for something new to add to your already exciting regime, or you could use a good ol' kickstart this just might be the activity for you. I am an Instructor at the Newport Beach location and look forward to seeing you in class. Happy lifting, tonin' and burnin!