Welcome

I’m a dedicated yoga student and this blog is an attempt to share my journey of trying to integrate yoga into my life. I’m not a yoga teacher (yet ;)), but I look forward to sharing tips and ideas on how to live the yogalicious life with you!

I have always loved yoga and have tried many different classes over the years, but until recently didn’t practice or attend classes regularly. In 2012 I found Sara Avant Stover’s beautiful book “The Way of the Happy Woman” and it inspired me to start a regular yoga practice at home. Little did I know that this practice would have a tremendous impact on my health and play such an instrumental role in my life. Since then I’m hooked!

I’m curious to learn more and to delve deeper into the wisdom that yoga has to offer. Let’s start the conversation and I would love to hear from you!

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6 Responses to Welcome

  1. I have fibromyalgia and lyme disease. I am very limited physically. I have thought that perhaps a little yoga would be helpful to me. Do you have any recommendations for where to start?

    • Hi Kerry, thank you for your message. Great that you want to give yoga a try and I’m sure it would be helpful for you. I don’t know what your exact physical limitations are, but depending on where you are at, you could try to start with a seated sequence or even lying down (look for a Hatha beginners sequence online). Always start your practice in a comfortable position (either seated or lying down) extending your spine if possible and take some time to turn inwards: focus on your breath and just be aware of your body, your emotions, your thoughts in that moment. Breathing (pranayama) is such an integral part of yoga and even just doing some breathing exercises has so many benefits. Then you could try cat/cow pose (moving with the breath), then go to your seated poses and finish with some poses lying down and shavasana at the end. Maybe eventually you can even integrate some sun salutations into your practice (there is also a way to do seated sun salutations, so you can probably find these online as well).
      Most importantly, try to make your practice a time for you to be present and aware without any judgement. Just meet yourself where you are on any given day. That in itself is not easy and can already be a beautiful practice.
      Please note that I don’t have any personal experience with the diseases you have, I’m not a doctor and I’m also not a yoga teacher yet, so I’m just giving you some ideas :).
      Finally, I found an interesting article about practicing yoga with physical limitations that you might find helpful: http://www.yogajournal.com/health/1767

      • Thank you sooooo much for all this information. I’ll check out the link. Starting with breathing and building from there might be perfect for me. I really appreciate all the info you gave me. I’ve tried to check out yoga. But there is so much out there. I didn’t know where to start. Now, with what you’ve given me, I have a starting point. Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. I look forward to reading your blogs.

      • I replied to this last night on my iPhone, but now I don’t see my reply. In case you didn’t see it, thank you so much for all the information. It is very helpful. Starting with breathing, I think, is perfect for me where I am physically. Then moving into Hatha yoga would probably be a great next step. You gave me some direction to go in my search for a way to exercise without causing a fibro flare. Thanks again.

      • Wonderful! I’m glad you found it helpful. Let me know how it goes with your practice! Sorry you weren’t able to see your reply and I hope all the comments are visible now… I’m just starting to figure out blogging and how it all works 🙂

      • Oh yeah, figure out how blogging works. I know that well. I’m still kind of working on it.

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