Yogi diaries 6

Postpartum   Finding time to practice yoga with a 2 month old baby is hard enough.  Add in the facts that there are VERY few options in a small town, and I am not willing to leave my baby with anyone other than my husband, yet... There's very little asana these days. Yoga also looks... Continue Reading →

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Uncertainties of Motherhood

The other night, I let it all come in... The fear, anxiety, uncertainty, nervousness, and lack of control. All I have ever known is that I want to be a mom.  I have a natural adoration for little ones, especially babies, and am honestly really good at caring for them. But not knowing when baby... Continue Reading →

Yogi Diaries 5

Coming back to Yoga and Accepting YOUR journey... This week, I had a new woman come to my yoga class.  She was very kind and happy to be there, able to practice.  However, as soon as I walked in, she started talking about her body in a negative way and complaining of her physical capabilities. ... Continue Reading →

When No One Shows for Yoga

In the past few months, I have had more "no-shows" in my classes than I have had in 1.5 years teaching in Nashville.  Moving to a much smaller city where people are unsure of yoga has really opened my eyes.  I was prepared for fewer people in class and even getting paid less.  However, I... Continue Reading →

Why are Yoga Pants so expensive?!

The struggle is real. The cost of activewear, specifically yoga pants, is outrageous!  As a yoga instructor and yogi who practices and/or teaches everyday, quality yoga pants are a must.  Some days I teach power vinyasa classes, where we sweat a lot and need a change of clothing after.  Other days I teach yin and... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Events with Wildflower Yoga!

July is a busy month for Gadsden, Alabama and in the yoga community!!  There are several opportunities to learn the art of yoga and practice in different environments.  All classes taught by Sarie are open to ALL levels of yogis, ages, and genders.  There is no judgement or comparison, only space for breathing and love.... Continue Reading →

Yoga Practice 8

This is the last yoga practice pose I will be posting for a while, giving you plenty of time to catch up with your postures and possibly improving!   Chair Pose Begin in Tadasana, Mountain pose, taking several rounds of breath to settle into your body. Keep the belly hugging into the spine.  Imagine pulling... Continue Reading →

Yoga Practice 7

Adho Mukha Svanasana Downward-facing dog is one of the most popular poses you'll see in class and for many great reasons!  It is considered an "inversion" because the head is lower than the heart and therefore raises the heart rate.  You stretch the hamstrings, the back, and even the ankles! To enter Downward Dog: Begin... Continue Reading →

Yoga Practice 6

Paschimottanasana or Seated forward fold. This is one of my favorite GO-TO poses!  This bend stretches the hamstrings, helps calm the mind, and decreases depression. Begin in Dandasana (Practice 3).  Keep the naval pulling into the spine and the legs flexed and engaged.  Toes point to the sky. Inhale and push the tailbone back, away... Continue Reading →

Yogi Diaries 4

Why it is inconsiderate to be chatty in yoga class... Having the opportunities to teach yoga to different groups of people in several environments, I have noticed how talkative some people tend to be.  Now I don't mean asking for a modification or asking any question or laughter is not allowed.  Even mentioning something to... Continue Reading →

Yoga Practice 5

Crescent Lunge (Low Lunge) Begin in Mountain Pose, standing at the top of the mat.  Exhale the hands down to the mat, and step the left foot back 3-4 feet to lower the left knee.  Inhale and lift the chest up, pulling the belly in.  Drop the shoulders and gather the hands at heart center... Continue Reading →

Yoga Practice 4

Tadasana -- Mountain Pose Tadasana or Mountain pose is the foundation pose for all of the other yoga postures. Begin by standing, feet under the hip bones, or big toes slightly touching, with the toes pointed straight forward. Send the weight of the body to the balls and the heels of the feet. Think about lengthening... Continue Reading →

Yoga PRACTICE 3

Today's pose: Dandasana (staff pose) Begin in a seated position.  Extend both legs out straight from the hip bones. Flex the feet and keep the legs activated. Sit tall, reaching the vertebrae up from the tailbone, up the spine, all the way to the crown of the head. Relax the shoulders. Align the ears on... Continue Reading →

Yoga PRACTICE 2

This week, we will practice Sukhasana, or easy pose! To enter this pose, come to a seated position. Both legs fold in toward the torso, with one leg in front of the other. The knees fall outward. Press down through the tailbone, and extend the spine upward. Think of lengthening the back. Allow the crown... Continue Reading →

Yoga PRACTICE 1

WEEKLY I will be presenting you with a basic yoga pose to help you begin your practice!  You have a whole week to play and find your version of this pose.  Be safe and patient with your body.  Most of all, breathe deeply!   Child's pose, or Balasana in Sanskrit, is a pose you will... Continue Reading →

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