Sunday, February 14, 2021

Yoga with Adriene to Start the Day

2020 was a tough year for all of us, and somewhere in the middle I really lost my way. Months of social distancing were followed by devastating wild fires in California. Although we are very fortunate as we were not in the direct path of the fires, we were surrounded by three of them. For many weeks, we couldn’t leave the house because of very poor air quality. 

All the stress of the year finally caught up with me. I couldn’t sleep, felt anxious all the time and didn’t eat well (something I usually pay great attention to). 

I knew I had to make some changes, and I decided to start a regular yoga practice with Yoga with Adriene. At first I randomly chose from the many videos that are available on YouTube and did whatever sounded good. Then I looked into her 30-day programs. The first 30-day program I did was True, and I absolutely loved it. In January I did Breath, which was amazing. And right now I’m doing Revolution, another great one. Everything is available for free on YouTube, but Adriene also has an app with even more content. Since I'm doing her videos so much, I'm thinking of getting the app.


Starting each time on my mat has made such a difference. It’s definitely a habit I intent to keep forever. 

Be well, 


Sunday, February 7, 2021

Currently Reading: Wintering & Breath

I'm currently reading two books, and I'm enjoying them both a lot. 


The first one is Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Kathernine May (affiliate link). I'm reading it little by little. It's a slow book that shows the reader the necessity and benefits of wintering - slowing down. It's perfect for this time of the year and for winding down at the end of the day.

The other book is Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor (affiliate link). I've been interested in breathing and the power of breath for awhile, and the book is filled with fascinating information. 

Be Well,