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Posted by Guest Scribe on June 22, 2013 in Nourish
Yoga has consumed my life the past couple of years, making my husband a bit of a yoga widower. So I felt incredibly grateful when Michael agreed to accompany me on my trip up to the Wanderlust Festival this year since yoga's not really his thing. But the weekend of the festival happened to coincide with our sixth wedding anniversary - what kind of wife was I to subject him to a yoga festival...
Posted by Guest Scribe on June 20, 2013 in Mindfulness
For many of us, our yoga practice begins as something we do.  We flow through asana and call it our ‘yoga practice’.   Honestly, real yoga practice is flowing through all the messy, uncomfortable situations with the same power and clarity you flow through Surya Namaskar A nine times in a class.  Hopefully, with a clear mind, an open heart and smooth breath. Wouldn’t that be...
Posted by Guest Scribe on June 13, 2013 in Mindfulness
Cover Photo: Ana Forrest. Photo by Sophia Van Der Dys The Forrest Yoga tribe uses the principle ‘Walk in Beauty.’  I think Walking in Beauty is essential to living a fulfilling spiritual life. This is how you can use this principle to align with Wanderlust's intent of finding your ‘True North’. photo by Kelly Shroads I first heard about Walking in Beauty from the Dine (Navajo)...
Posted by Guest Scribe on June 12, 2013 in Yoga
Cover Photo: stretching to the sky. Photo by Jake Laub When I first joined my local yoga studio, I was that quiet chick in the corner who hid behind her book until the Dharma Talk kicked off, we all om-ed, and class began. At the end of class, I silently rolled up my mat, slipped into my flip-flops, and slipped out the door, with a quick thank-you nod to the teacher. Hands up for YITC, photo by...
Posted by Guest Scribe on June 6, 2013 in Inspiration, Yoga
If you told me 10 years ago that anyone would be spreading my story about sweat and surrender yoga classes, I would have said you were nuts.  My spiritual backpack was pretty heavy with a box of monsters that including drug addiction, loss of a parent early in life, an unfulfilling marriage, and a pretty shaky internal compass.  I appeared well enough on the outside - ran a very...
Posted by Guest Scribe on May 30, 2013 in Mindfulness
For many of us, the emotions that hold the tightest grip on our hearts are disappointment, resentment, blame and anger. They place a stranglehold on our happiness and the only person who can release them is YOU!  Although forgiving someone (or ourselves) can happen in an instant, my experience is that it is usually a much more lengthy process requiring great patience, trust, persistence and...