Yoga and Pilates Activities on the Outer Banks This summer, you can find yoga and Pilates classes from Corolla to Ocracoke. Here are some highlights of Outer Banks Yoga Activities curated by me. If you come to the Outer Banks to overload on beach time, you may not discover the 100-year old Historic Corolla Village…
5 Things Yoga Teachers Tell Their Friends 1. It’s not about you. After the first 5 minutes of class, no one besides the teacher is aware of what you are doing, so please don’t be self-conscious. 2. You don’t have to be flexible to do yoga. We do yoga to improve our flexibility (and strength..
Top 5 wellness apps I use. Coach Me – can be used to encourage any new behavior you’re interested in cultivating, from practicing yoga more often to flossing your teeth daily. The app can connect you with others who have similar goals. Pocket Yoga – has a handful of simple yoga flows to follow. You..
“Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. It’s about knowing what is on your mind,” says the pioneer behind the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, Jon Kabat-Zinn. And why would you want to be mindful? Well, it reduces anxiety. Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital..
My supply of sunscreen recently dwindled. Before I purchased more, I decided to see if I’m using the “right” brand. Is it supposed to be reef friendly? Is it supposed to be human friendly? Can it be both? I was a little confused. I’m still confused, but I found this really funny photo. Now I’m..
What do you wear to your beach yoga on the Outer Banks? Good question. And, of course, there is no simple answer. Here’s what you should consider when making that decision. 1. What clothing will allow me to move freely and comfortably? Just as in-studio yoga classes, you need freedom of movement during beach yoga…
Mind if I sing the praises of spaghetti squash? I ask because I’m not the best cook and because I have no business singing. However, I’m feeling downright cheery over tonight’s dinner. The hardest part about preparing spaghetti squash is cutting the darn thing – lengthwise in half. Recipe: Put the halves face down in..
In her recent blog post on daily routines, Leigh Anne Buyon, a yoga teacher and wellness consultant, writes, “The more you practice a healthy routine the less likely you are to abandon it when you are fatigued.” Bling! The light went on in my head when I read that. I’d never thought much about how..
A picture is worth a thousand words, but a picture of the beach may be worth more than that. Dr. Marc Berman, who studies the relationship between our environment and our neuroprocessing, has found that there are benefits to some of our cognitive abilities when we take a break from work and take a stroll..
Practicing yoga is one of the ways I take care of myself. Ever heard the phrase self care? I predict you’ll be hearing a lot more about it. What is it, exactly? Self care is “being aware of a wide range of needs and deliberately taking action to support [your] own well-being.” So says Dr…