|My favorite yoga teacher right now is Tara Stiles (above)- she has such a fun, optimistic and centered spirit which she infuses into her practice on the mat, in the kitchen and in life.
I’m not sure how I keep forgetting how centering a daily practice of yoga is for me, but whenever I have an amazing yoga class- I’m like a new person :). I love the energy and community of a class, the detoxifying stretches & twists (and sweating!) along with the benefits of focus and moving meditation that is yoga- it’s simply my favorite way to calm center and energize the body, mind & soul. BLISS.
It’s so true. Yoga calms, centers and focuses the mind and the breath, which elevates and calms the mind, the thoughts and therefore the actions and events of the day. You realize that a calm, joyful awareness of the breathe and mind- is the key to a day well-lived. Sure, a vigorous run or spin at the gym may get the sweat going and burn a few calories, but where else other than on the mat in yoga class can you connect the mind, body and spirit with breath- and connect with the energy of the teacher and your classmates? It’s simply irreplaceable!
After yoga I enjoyed a veggie puree soup with roast zucchini & kale salad. For dessert, a small bowl of sweet brown rice and pumpkin seeds. Delicious and satisfying.
(pictured, a morning bike to the beach through the marine layer- so beautiful 🙂