Self Care In The Air

Self Care In The Air

At this time last week, I had the wonderful privilege of facilitating a workshop about self care to an amazing group of thinkers and creators at the Changemakers Summit in San Francisco. (P.S. I really enjoy presenting at these types of events and spreading the good word, so please reach out if you’d like me to come to you!)
I've been home for a few days from Cali, and I'm still coming down from the whirlwind travels. Though it can throw off your rhythm a bit, traveling is one of my favorite things. Since I LOVE to travel and have done quite a bit of it, I figured that it might be helpful to share some of my self care travel tips.

Namast'ay In Bed

Namast'ay In Bed

This week's post has been motivated by my energy levels the past few days. I don't know about you, but I've had the hardest time get out of bed. Could be the heat of the summer. Could be the blue moon making me all weird. Could be recovering from a hectic week last week. 
But whatever the case, it got me thinking about some productive and healing things you can do before your feet hit the floor and you're off for the day, right from the comfort of your cozy bed. Here are some ideas.

Let's Do The Twist. It's Good For You.

Let's Do The Twist. It's Good For You.

In my yoga classes, I talk a lot about the spine needing to move six ways. Front and back, side to side, and twisting both directions. I start all of my classes with warming up the spine in all of those directions. It may seem simple enough, but it's amazing at how we mostly move the spine forward and rarely move it through its other ranges of movement. Adding some gentle twisting into your everyday life can have very profound effects with overall back health, digestion health, and even with your energy levels. 
I'll get to some simple poses in a moment, but here are some fun facts about why twisting is so important. 

Happy Feet Part 1

Happy Feet Part 1

Yesterday morning, the mister and I were out on our balcony dreaming and scheming over a cup of coffee, writing ideas in our notebooks. I put my feet up on his lap and then all of a sudden this happened (see photo above). The happiest of feet

Not only did it make us giggle for a good little while, but it got me thinking about the thoughts I've already been brewing for this week's newsletter. Happy feet = happyeverywhere else :)