Friday Flows, Site News

Summer Vacation Walking | Friday Flow 30

Hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July festivities. I took the opportunity to reconnect with family and stuff my face with barbecue. And now I’m officially on vacation! This week my workouts will be all about leisure−mostly walking around vacation spots. Any yoga on vacation will be low impact, low time commitment and focused. The asanas streamlined to unwind specific muscles after a long day of walking around. Targeting Weary…

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Art, Site News

An Artful Practice

Nope, this time I’m not talking about Yoga. I am in fact, talking about the practice of art. As shared last week, I’d like to broaden the focus of this site to include artwork. One of my goals for this blog was to help document my growth in certain personal areas. Sharing these experiences online is a way of holding myself accountable. It encourages me. But it doesn’t make me braver.…

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Friday Flows, Site News

Friday Flow 24: Back On Track

This is it. The last week of school. No more leisurely uninterrupted work out sessions for me. I will now go back to early morning runs while the kids still sleep or sessions at the gym where daycare is available. Friday Yoga Flows will still continue, but I may have to shift the release schedule. Right now, I post in the early morning… but summer schedule means more…

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Biker Babe, Site News, Tips & Tricks

I Love to Ride My Bicycle, I Love to Ride It Where I Like

Riding Bicycle Around Town

Did you know that April is National Bicycle Month? Happy Bike Month everyone! As a bike enthusiast, I’d like to spread the bike love from my home on the internet. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an online repository of resources for the casual bikeist? Nope, this will not be an expensive list of components for gearheads, not a “how-to” for shredding mountains, not a bike touring packing list.…

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Friday Flows, Site News

Friday Flow 13 – Vinyasa Flow

Which Vinyasa Format: Stills or Streaming? Last week I posted a sequence using only camera shots. It isn’t my preferred post format, but it works fine in a pinch.  I notice that many other yoga blogs are heavy on the still photography–posting images for most asanas highlighted. It certainly makes the website more colorful and interesting, but I wonder how useful it is to people. Personally, I already…

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Friday Flows, Site News

Friday Flow 12 – Rolling Release

The weather was beautiful outside this morning.  So I scrapped my planned post for a long indoor flow and took my Yoga Ball onto the porch instead. If you still want a nice intermediate level flow, no worries. That yoga sequence will still be posted later. Do You Know Where Your Stability Ball Is? Exercise ball, pilates ball, yoga ball… whatever it is, you’ve got one. There is…

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Friday Flow 9 – Seated Chair Yoga

Tiny Practice in a Tiny Space Imagine this familiar is this scene. You are sitting in a meeting, on a long flight, stuck in a cubicle or on conference call. You desperately want to stretch your body or de-stress, but the yoga space is less than ideal. What do you you do? There are plenty of scenarios where it is simply not possible to roll out a yoga…

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Biker Babe, On My Mind, Site News

Ponderings on Bike Racks

Riding a bicycle regularly has been a delight. So much so, that i’ve changed my commute habits to use the bike on short daily errands. A funny bike related habit I’ve picked up alongside is finding and photographing Bike Racks. I find them interesting. They are a critical piece of bike life that usually fades into the urban landscape. “Find the Bike Rack” is now a fun game…

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Site News

Weekend Updates

Playing Dressup If you haven’t noticed yet, the website received a minor facelift today. I felt a burst of creative energy over the weekend and decided to start adding images to all (most of) my posts. The Desert Doll has been running for around a month now—great time for some site improvements. The text-only format is super easy to update and ‘ok’ visually, but I was bored. Viewing…

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Friday Flows, Site News

Friday Flow 6: Yin Yoga Sequence

What Do I Need to Know About Yin? A Yin yoga practice focuses more on slow deliberative movement. It is a style of restorative yoga designed to gently release connective tissues and often relies heavily on props. There is a lot of good information out there on Yin – but here is a quick breakdown of common asanas used. When performing Yin, the asanas may be held for…

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