“Help! I don’t know what to do in my home yoga practice”

reverse namaste

It’s Day 4 of our 21 Day Yoga Challenge and I bet some of you are wanting to practice yoga at home, but are a bit unsure of what to do without the guidance of a teacher. That is perfectly natural and how we all get started until we become super fluent with the asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing exercises).

Here’s how I start my practice each day: I go to the mat and sit for a moment with my eyes closed and I just notice how my body feels. I notice what part of my body really seems to want to be stretched. I notice which muscles are tight. I note my overall energy. Do I feel like standing or sitting? Folding in or opening up? Do I feel like actively moving or going at a slow pace?

Those are just some of the cues I take from my body. But I allow my mind and spirit to direct my practice as well.

Let’s say that you did all that and you are still not coming up with anything. (Happens all the time.) Maybe today what you are meant to do is simply sit quietly on the mat and not do anything. Perhaps that could be the biggest challenge for you.

By the way, there is nothing wrong with pulling out a yoga video or DVD. On occasion, I’ll use that as my practice. (I’m a fan of Tara Stiles now.) There are a ton of short videos on YouTube and you have some of my videos from this blog. If you like my style, I will be adding more and more here soon.

I’d love to hear your questions or comments about your home practice – from all of you – whether you are novice or a teacher.

Love & light,


Balancing in Tree Pose

It’s Day 7 of our 28 Day Yoga Challenge. This video offers some tips on how to better balance in Tree Pose (vrksasana). I also demonstrate how to bring a calm mind to your practice.

Let me know how the challenge has going for you. I’d love to hear your thoughts on your personal practice. Also, if you have a topic you’d like me to address in my video blog, let me know!



How To Clean Your Yoga Mat

In preparation for our 28 Day Yoga Challenge which starts February 1, let’s get ready by having a nice, clean yoga mat. I often get asked how to clean a yoga mat. Check out my fun video above. (And remember – The 28 Day Yoga Challenge is free and only requires that you do a minimum of 5 minutes of yoga and 5 minutes of meditation a day.)



The 28 Day Yoga Challenge

Hey, everybody!

Join me February 1st for my 28 Day Yoga Challenge. We’ll do yoga and meditate EVERY day. Even if it’s just 5 minutes of yoga and 5 minutes of meditating, that counts! I’ll be your accountability partner, so feel free to text, call or email me. I’ll provide daily tips and videos here on my blog, so be sure to sign up for this blog.

Ready to join the challenge?