You and Your Bump

Maybe it’s in the air or the water, or maybe its just part of being human, but it seems everyone I know is getting pregnant. There are currently seven nurses in my emergency department all due within one month of each other. Cragmama Erica Lineberry is expecting in early March, and Jessica Bellofatto just blogged […]

Being Healthy, Getting Weird

“It is no measure of health to be adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” – J Krishnamurti As a yoga teacher, I coax people into awkward positions everyday. Perhaps a willingness to be weird is crucial for our health. Slouched over computers, hunched over steering wheels, and staring at screens, the norm is agonizing. Despite […]

8 Ways You Rob Yourself of Energy Every Day

Are midday yawns a part of your day? Do you need a caffeinated beverage (or two) to get you through your day?  One of the most popular goals people cite for lifestyle change is more energy!  Most of us go through too many days burned out, unable to get through without some sort of artificial […]

Everyone Has a Day One

One of my most dedicated boot camp participants cried the first day she came to workout with me. She didn’t cry from the pain of the workout–we hadn’t even warmed up yet. She had just walked over to the basketball court where we were meeting for our first session and she was nervous, intimidated, scared, and […]

Chaturanga Do’s and Don’ts

Oh, chaturanga dandasana. We’ve had a long and complicated relationship. I remember my first few yoga classes way back when, and how it was unclear to me that people were not in fact lowering themselves all the way to the floor. They were – gasp – hovering! And when I first tried you, how miserably […]

DIY Workout with 3 Tools You Have

They’re in our closets. Under our beds. Over in the corner collecting dust. We got them to help with our New Year’s resolutions or in a burst of motivation to get back into shape, but perhaps have now forgotten what a simple but effective tool they can be. I’m talking about resistance bands, stability balls, […]

5 Tips for Exercising in the Heat

Summer is finally here and the heat is on! This means more people are taking their workout routines outdoors. Cycling, running, urban boot camps, and even yoga classes move from gyms and studios to parks, waterfronts and cityscapes. We wait for this all year, but with added time spent outside we also increase the amount […]

The Red Tent

If your race is going well, you probably don’t even notice the red tents along the way. Filled with cheering, expectant volunteers often wearing red, they are tucked in separate from water or GU stations, right along the path every few miles, especially near that steep hill and the finish line. Normally you’ll run right […]

Set Your Mind To It

“Damn girl, you strong like bull!” Those were words screamed at me by my shocked Russian client when she found out that I paddled 31 miles in one race last year. Her reaction has stuck with me and brings a smile to my face every time I think about it. It’s not just because of […]

How to Love Your Shoulders

Ah, our shoulders. We use them all the time, we expect them to function when we want them to, but rarely give them the attention they deserve. The shoulder is required to do some pretty amazing things. It has to move in more directions then any other joint – out to the side, forward, above […]