Surrendered Moments

Recently, my yoga instructor, Amy at Downtown Yoga Memphis, began a class by telling us it was OK to “surrender.” And because she knows her studio can sometimes be full of Type A’s and skeptics, she went on with the context: Surrendering is not about giving up or giving in. It’s about being exactly where you…

Sunday Sentiments

Stillness. Sunday. For me, this is how the engines of motivation avoid overheating! May you – and I – be happy. May you – and I – be safe. May you – and I – be healthy. May you – and I – have peace. đź’– Have a lovely Sunday, whether you are at home,…

When Your New Yoga Teacher Asks How You’re Feeling…

I had to tell her the truth. She asked as my three-week anniversary of joining her studio was just days away: “How are you? How does your body feel?” By text message, because, you know, she’s accessible, I let her know: I feel GREAT. With every class, things that I used to have, but neglected…

30+ Joints, 26 Bones

My first yoga class in my new journey was last night at Downtown Yoga in Memphis. Aaaand it’s so different to restart yoga at the age of 38, instead of starting at 25-26 which is approximately the last time I practiced regularly. The body cracks and pops back at you a little more! The yoga…