Danielle LaPorte is an amazing human being.
Her latest newsletter had a photo a that struck a chord with me.
I wonder what my neighbors must think...
You got it.
His name is Saratoga, but we call him "Toga".
My article was featured and published on the DoYouYoga Blog on August 16, 2015.
I wrote this post to reflect on the importance of maintaining a yogic-lifestyle on a regular basis. Here's the catch.....it doesn't mean we have to maintain a rigorous yoga asana schedule.
The practice of yoga is to bring peace and healing to the inner-self and eliminate sources of suffering. The physical practice of yoga, "asana", is most of what I engage in frequently, almost every day to some extent. But there are certainly days, or several days, where I do not practice asana. I just don't' feel like it. Either I'm tired physically, tired mentally or just craving something different in that moment.
There are many other ways to practice yoga, without the physical asanas. It's no big deal if you're just not feeling it.
Read more about ways to spend your yogi-time!
We picked up this little boy yesterday! Kid #2
We named him Saratoga, and are calling him "Toga" for short. Saratoga is a town in Wyoming (our current-living state)....which we have yet to visit. We'll be bringing Saratoga to Saratoga very soon!
I'm pretty sure I've forgotten most of what puppy-hood was all about! The minute we walked in the house, he started pulling on the corner of the rugs. Ugh oh. Gallatin (our current lab) never did that as a puppy. Hmmmm....!
Over time, I've learned the importance of warming up before doing any back bends in yoga.
Warming up before a practice is essential because it allows for increased blood flow to the muscles and connective tissues. This will keep your body safe and prevent injuries. If you don't take the time to warm up, injuries can occur slowly and over longer periods of time.
Practice this routine before entering into your favorite advanced back bend asana. Strength, success and flexibility are only a few practices away and will come with diligence and consistency!
Hello, I'm Julie.
One of the many things yoga taught me was empowerment...and I hope to share that with you here.
Bring wisdom, nourishment and a deeper connection to all aspects of your life.