The Yoga Mat Less Traveled

What kind of surface do you roll your yoga mat onto each day? Did you know that can make a difference in your practice? The foundation of just about anything is crucial for its development and longevity, and that’s definitely the case with your yoga practice. You don’t practice in a suit and tie or in heels and a coat; you don’t practice a Crow without considerable upper body strength; and you don’t practice in a loud, crowded room full of people doing other things. All these elements are part of the foundations of yoga: being ready for the practice, starting with basics, and practicing when it’s appropriate. The same is true for the surface on which you practice.  Continue reading The Yoga Mat Less Traveled

Your Own Gift

How about giving yourself a new yoga mat? It’s gift-giving season, and while many are focused on the gifts we give to others, a wise person knows that the gifts we give ourselves are often just as valuable. Perhaps it’s time to consider giving yourself the gift of a new yoga mat that will possibly last you the rest of your life. Continue reading Your Own Gift

The Truly Flexible Yoga Practice

One of the best things about the Yoga Mat Life is that it can change as your body and needs do. Very few sports and fitness activities have the flexibility that yoga does in terms of being able to be adapted as the body ages and copes with different challenges. But yoga has modifications for every single pose and posture so you’re able to do it in at least some form for your entire life, no matter where you are. Continue reading The Truly Flexible Yoga Practice