One Paintbrush. One Masterpiece.

"Your body is not your masterpiece.  It is the paintbrush used to create your masterpiece each day." -Glennon Doyle MeltonI love the beach.  It's kind of the main thing I love about living in New Hampshire.  I love the ocean because it makes me feel small in the best way possible.  If the water isn't … Continue reading One Paintbrush. One Masterpiece.

The Skin We Are In

It's summer, and the clothes are coming off.  If you are feeling a little body acceptance challenged, a harmless pool party or trip to the beach can turn into a day (or more) of feeling anxious, inadequate, and isolated.  I have spent a lifetime hating myself and how I looked, but when I reached the age of … Continue reading The Skin We Are In

Doesn’t It Feel Good to Take Care of Yourself?

This morning, I treated myself with a massage.  I cannot afford to do it on a regular basis, but since my shoulder injury is still nagging at me, I decided go ahead and spend the money in hopes of finding some relief.  Afterwards, I felt great.  I was sitting a bit taller.  My neck and … Continue reading Doesn’t It Feel Good to Take Care of Yourself?

…and I Became Fearless

I do not look like your typical power yoga teacher/fitness professional.  There is no one that knows that more than me.  I put off taking a teacher training for years because I was waiting for the day when my body looked acceptable enough.  I waited for the day when I would feel comfortable wearing spandex … Continue reading …and I Became Fearless

Let Me In

Last week, I was teaching a class full of teenage girls who were mostly beginners.  I began verbally guiding them into Side Angle.  Feeling that they had the flexibility, I gave them the option to take their top arm behind their back for a bind.  A few of the girls that had taken yoga classes before started … Continue reading Let Me In

There You Are

Today, I had the opportunity to have my photo taken for the Seacoast Power Yoga website.  I say it's an opportunity for a reason.  Having my picture taken used to be a great source of anxiety for me.  Over the years, I had learned all the hand and arm positions, body postures, clothing, and props … Continue reading There You Are

Day 5: Revolved Triangle

It's Day 5, and I didn't follow directions.  I got a few pose pictures "in the bag" so to speak yesterday at the park.  She doesn't announce the actual name of the pose until the night before so I was judging the actual pose by the silhouette posted here.  To me, it looked like a … Continue reading Day 5: Revolved Triangle