True Confessions: A Night Owl’s Reckoning & Benefits of a Morning Practice

by Chaille Lemcke We’ve all heard the age-old saying ‘the early bird gets the worm.’ That said, I’ve spent decades terrified at the thought of getting up at the crack of dawn to do anything much less practice yoga, resisting the siren call of the morning. This has extended to everything from convincing myself that […]

The Anatomy of Anxiety (2 of 2)

By Alicia Moore A couple of weeks ago I shared a post about a friend of mine that passed away. I touched on anxiety, and how it can manifest in the body. We often want to curl up and hide from the world; we wish to conceal, disappear, disintegrate. It’s funny, because the best thing […]

The Anatomy of Anxiety

By Alicia Moore (Part 1 of 2) A brilliant, beautiful friend of mine was murdered six weeks ago. It has taken me nearly all of that time to unravel myself from the tight ball I contorted my body into. It was as if the news had made my belly muscles contract, pulling me into myself–knees […]

The Dance- A Poem

by Alicia Moore   In the moonlit mountain air, I dance to the maddening bass in my head– bonfire ablaze at my feet as I thrash my body in the deep, orange glow of night. Little glass bottles of Ayahuasca shake and clank as each foot thumps the grayish clay. I am an earthquake– an […]

Finding Gratitude

By Alicia Moore I woke up in Leadville, Colorado this morning in a red tent surrounded by those tall, thin pine trees that look like they might topple over at the slightest gust. I woke to the sting of a crisp predawn, to darkness, stillness, silence. I am grateful for this morning.  Gratitude doesn’t have […]

Why Self-Care?

By Alicia Moore Self-care is something we hear about on a regular basis, but how often do we implement it into our lives? I, for one, am not great at self-care, but I am trying to change that. It’s time to talk openly about what care for the self means, and how we can integrate […]

My Yoga Story

By Alicia Moore We all have our own yoga story. You know, when we found our mats, why we walked through our first yoga studio door, or how we came to purchase our first Vinyasa tape or DVD. I’ve never really shared my yoga story. Sure, I’ve talked about teenage anxiety, my family doctor prescribing […]

How Yoga Helps Anxiety

More and more people are telling me about their anxiety lately. It’s certainly a buzz word today and I feel it, too! However, it’s an old familiar feeling to me. I’ve dealt with anxiety since my early 20’s and it’s actually what drew me to yoga, thanks anxiety! I see it as an old friend, […]

Asana Spotlight: Vrksasana – Tree Pose

Vrksasana – Tree Pose Bring Balance and Grounding to your practice with Vrksasana An excellent pose for both beginner and seasoned practitioner; Tree pose improves your balance, focus, and mental clarity. Feel free to use a wall, chair, or poll to steady yourself or practice in the center of the room. Yoga is about self […]

Whole Yoga Pranayama Spotlight: Nadi Shodhana

Nadi Shodhana is an equalizing breath that balances the polarity of our inner energy. It is considered one of the best pranayamas to calm the mind and nervous system, and it also balances both sides of the brain; the creative with the an analytical. Ancient yogis believed that the practice contributed to vitality because it […]