Yoga Reminders, Life Truths

This morning during poolside yoga (it’s my new thing), I found myself getting lazy and slouchy in a few poses. Without Amy or Rebecca or other teachers at Downtown Yoga Memphis to remind me to keep my chest raised and heart lifted, self-correction is up to me. And so: I found this mantra as applicable to…

Two Months of Physical Healing from Yoga

I’ve been practicing yoga steadily now for about two months (and here’s why). I’m not consistent with how often I go every week — like everyone, I sometimes have scheduling challenges or just don’t feel like I can squeeze one more thing into that day. Still, I’m at the studio a minimum of twice a…

The Power Yoga Experience

After more than a month of yoga practice, last night I joined a Power Yoga class with Blake at Downtown Yoga Memphis. It was quite rewarding. And hard! I’ve tried almost all of the class types by now at Downtown Yoga Memphis, intentionally leaving Power Yoga as one of the last so I could try…

28 Floors Seemed Reasonable at the Time

I’m known for sometimes doing things that have less-than-desirable outcomes. “Let’s just try it” is common in my vocabulary. I’m not talking about major important things, with catastrophe, injury, or bankruptcy as possible endings. But seemingly fun and innocent new experiences are entertaining. Which is why I’m in the predicament I am now. I can…

Yoga Week 1 – Igniting the Habit

My first full week of the new yoga journey is now behind me. I attended five classes this past week and I’m asking myself: what took me so long to get into this? Downtown Yoga studio has a variety of classes and instructors to pick from, which, for a short-attention-span person like me, is a necessity….