What's in Your Yoga Toolbox?

What's in Your Yoga Toolbox?

What’s in your toolbox? Hammer. Screwdriver. Wrench. Breath. Courage. Wait, what?

Okay, not your traditional toolbox but your yoga toolbox. What is a yoga toolbox you might ask? It is where you start to collect all the lessons you’ve learned from your time on the mat that you can pull out as needed.

Your yoga practice is hopefully so much more than your one hour on the mat. It is a lifelong practice that teaches you the skills and gives you the tools that you need in challenging times as well.

Little by little, year by year, you build your toolbox from the safety of your yoga mat. Then you have your yoga tools for support when they really matter.

What’s in my toolbox? Here are just a few that I rely on...almost every day.

Feeling Sluggish this Spring? Try Ayurveda to Bring Balance

Feeling Sluggish this Spring? Try Ayurveda to Bring Balance

n some places, spring means new growth, green buds on the trees and flowers emerging from their winter hibernation. Here in the mountains at 9000 feet, we are still blanketed in a few feet of snow.

But wherever you live, the qualities of Spring have a similar feel. Whether it is April showers bringing May flowers or spring snowstorms melting to mud season there is a wet, heavy quality this time of year.

In Ayurveda, the traditional system of wellness from India, creating balance during each season is an important part of cultivating overall health and wellness. And springtime is the season of Kapha dosha. What’s a dosha you ask? Read on to find out.

Ways to Find Grace in the Transition

Ways to Find Grace in the Transition

Some days it feels like you spend all your time rushing from one place to another. That life is just a series of transitions between appointments, classes, and activities.


And then there are the bigger transitions. Waiting to hear about the new job or the move. The time between.


It can feel like lost time. When nothing is happening and nothing is being accomplished. We are a culture that values the accomplishments, not the time between.


Never Enough? 3 Strategies to Shift from Scarcity to Abundance

Never Enough? 3 Strategies to Shift from Scarcity to Abundance

How do you see the world? A constant struggle for resources, always competing with your co-workers and friends? Does it feel like there is never enough? If this feels true for you then you may be living from a scarcity mindset.


What would it feel like to to trust that there is enough. Enough work. Enough time. Enough money. Enough energy. Enough love. How can you make the switch from lack and worry to abundance and trust?

Simple Ways to Maintain your Morning Routine, at Home or on the Road

Simple Ways to Maintain your Morning Routine, at Home or on the Road

If I had my druthers my morning routine would likely last until at least noon, some days maybe longer. It is an important part of my day that has become a non-negotiable over the years. The positive impact it has on me, and therefore those around me, has proven invaluable.


But when I travel or have busy days it’s easy for it to get pushed aside. I’m not in my regular space for yoga or meditation. Or maybe I’d rather sleep in a little. It can be easy to let it slip away, but I’m finally learning that even a few minutes can make a difference for the rest of my day.