Hump Day Inspiration

I came across this video on YogaDork and I thought it was too good not to share. This man wanted to do a handstand and hold it…for THREE seconds. That’s all. And he practiced a lot. And fell out of it a lot. But he kept going.  We’re always told that it’s the journey that’s most important, whether it’s our yoga practice or life.  And I couldn’t agree more.  The first time I got into forearm stand, I thought back to the perseverance and the work I put into getting to that point and it made the moment that much better.  I still struggle with the pose but it’s all about the work that you put in.  Remember, “there is no such thing as failure. It’s all just PRACTICE for whatever comes next.”

Deal for


Happy Saturday readers!  I came across this deal on Groupon and wanted to share it.  This is for an online yoga site called  I briefly browsed through the site and they have classes broken down by so many different styles of yoga including core, strength training, and yoga with weights classes. You have the ability to stream the class or download it directly it to your computer so you can play it with or without an internet connection.  You can also pick classes by teachers as well, though I only recognized a few names, though coming from me this doesn’t mean anything.  It looks like they are working on putting together this section called a pose guide, where pictures of the poses and their names, are sequenced specifically for each class.  The idea is that this tool can provide you a visual for what the pose looks like.

I don’t know if I would try it out but the deal is pretty good.  You can pick between two options: $15 for a 3-month subscription or $29 for a 12-month subscription.  Definitely can’t beat those prices!  Unless it’s free, of course.

Win a Free Manduka eKO Yoga Mat!

I can’t believe it’s already the middle of October!  Where did the time go?  It’s already been two months since I started work and moved up to San Francisco.  It wasn’t until now that some semblance of a routine formed and plans aren’t always up in the air anymore.  I’m finally starting to feel a bit more settled and starting to look for teaching jobs, ideally in the city but if I find something in the East Bay, I would definitely consider it since I work there anyway (hint hint – anyone out there know of a studio, hotel, workplace, gym,etc. that is looking for a vinyasa yoga instructor, please let me know!).

OK, on to the topic of the post!  I came across this contest on Manduka’s Facebook page (you should definitely “like” the companies that makes your favorite products since this is how a lot of them advertise, engage, notify you of sales, etc).  From now until November 7, Manduka will be giving away one free eKO yoga mat a day!  As long as you don’t mind giving them your email, you can enter once a day and you can bet I’ll be entering every day that I remember – hey, it’s a free mat!  Apparently, this mat offers a new non-slip grip for super sweaty yoga sessions and is also lighterin weight that the prolite mat I have, which makes for easier transportation.

Enter Now!

Good luck to all of you!