Letting the Soul Dance.

As a society based largely around work, titles, status, likes and incredibly hectic schedules - it is really easy to forget the freedom of living. Getting out there and letting the soul dance and feel and experience… without a time restraint.

Last week I battled myself, convincing myself I was too busy to get out on the water. I stared longingly at the water every night, exhausted from the day, telling myself - maybe tomorrow.

Yoga, a Proactive Solution to Overall Body Health

When it comes to taking care of our bodies, the first thought that comes to my mind is yoga. In a world of reactionary solutions, yoga can be both a proactive and reactive solution. As a society, we tend to eat foods that we know are not good for us and behave in ways that we know can hurt us, all with the attitude that we can just go to the doctor and have someone fix us. If a joint goes out, we replace it with plastic - instead of strengthening the weak muscles that compromised the joint in the first place.

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding with the Family

As much as I love cruising across the water surrounded by nature and enjoying a moment alone, I equally enjoy hanging out with my kiddos and listening to them discover this beautiful world… and giggle. So, if you haven't tried it, I highly recommend paddle boarding with the family. Be sure everyone has a life jacket. Maybe your family is older and can venture out on their own board, just as fun, stand-up paddle boarding is a great way to hang out, exercise, and explore with friends and family of all ages - or maybe you can catch a ride with them! :)

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding in South Dakota

We set out a little after sunrise. The weather was slightly overcast and absolutely beautiful this morning. Our Aqua-Bound stand-up paddles worked great too, even against a little head wind. Enjoy the pics. Mya is 9 months pregnant, a yoga instructor, and a wonderful person. Please notice, for those who maybe fear falling in, we are just as beautiful after being dunked :). Enjoy today!

Love Long Beach Festival This Weekend

From lovelongbeachfestival.com:
July 19th and 20th. Free 2 day celebration of all things we love about Long Beach... Art, Music, Arts and Crafts Village, Food, Farmers Market, Saturday Evening Luau, Sports... 5k Run, Swim, Paddle, Beach Volleyball, Sand Soccer, Beach Football, Yoga, Dog Events and Work Out Area. Beach Dance Party Saturday Night with a Fire Show and Burning Man. This event benefits a great Long Beach non-profit, Children Today.

My Body Image, My Self: Weighty Stories of Self-Acceptance from the Yoga Journal

In a six-part series, Yoga Journal asked six women participating in the 'Practice of Leadership conversation' on Saturday, July 12, 2014, what body image means to them. Disclaimer: It’s positive, pop-y and powerful. And yes, as a yoga community, we do believe experience is everything. Check out Dana Smith's conversation here - and then read them all if you are feeling the love!

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