Live Well   Yoga and other practices for vitality

Blog: How long until a habit?

Mar 26, 2015

The other day I was listening to the “Happier with Gretchen...

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Blog: Stay a little skeptical on the mat

Mar 23, 2015

The title of this post sounds so negative. But I only mean to keep you...

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Blog: If something's easy, is it less valuable?

Mar 16, 2015

After I taught class on Saturday morning, another instructor stopped by...

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Blog: Busting routines can shed light

Mar 12, 2015

Over the weekend, the class I teach was canceled, leaving me with a...

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Blog: First flotation tanks in the Springs

Mar 6, 2015

Last year I heard that a local woman was bringing flotation tanks to...

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Blog: Friday yoga mixer

Mar 5, 2015

bluprintPowerYoga (yes, all one word) will host a yoga party on Friday...

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Blog: Second chance to see 'Awake: The Life of Yogananda"

Mar 4, 2015

This is your lucky year, my friends. Due to popular demand, the folks...

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Blog: Up for a yoga challenge?

Mar 2, 2015

Attention all hardy yogis -- a challenge awaits you. "From Tadasana...

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Blog: Yoga at Denver Senate Education Committee

Feb 26, 2015

Yesterday marked a "first" in the yoga world. Republican state...

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Blog: Ego vs. intuition on the mat

Feb 25, 2015

Yoga class theme: No. 651 Last night I offered up a challenge to the...

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Blog: Wall Street Journal on yoga

Feb 19, 2015

I love when my coworkers pass along interesting yoga tidbits to me....

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Blog: Pilates/yoga instructors No. 10 on CNN's best jobs list

Feb 11, 2015

CNN released a couple of mind-boggling numbers earlier this week. ...

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Blog: Woman declares yoga pants enemy

Feb 3, 2015

What is it with yoga pants? It seems like they're always making...

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Blog: Lululemon's Chip Wilson resigns

Feb 2, 2015

Chip Wilson, he of the famed $100 Lululemon yoga pants, has resigned...

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Blog: New variation on online yoga classes

Jan 30, 2015

I just stumbled upon Audible Yoga, another subscription-based online...

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Blog: Breath can boost

Jan 28, 2015

Last night in class, I talked a bit about pranayama, otherwise known as...

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Blog: Playing the edge

Jan 23, 2015

Class theme No. 345: Playing your edge. Go to enough yoga classes,...

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Blog: Root, new yoga studio opens

Jan 19, 2015

I love that Colorado Springs has so much yoga to offer. And I...

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Blog: Desiree Rumbaugh in Pueblo

Jan 20, 2015

Popular yoga teacher Desiree Rumbaugh will once again present several...

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Blog: Bulletproof coffee?

Jan 15, 2015

Have you heard of this new health craze? It's called bulletproof coffee...

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Blog: Meditation and music at Fine Arts Center

Jan 13, 2015

I attended a Meditation and Music session at the Fine Arts Center on...

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Blog: Caffeine free and blue

Jan 7, 2015

Wow, caffeine really is a drug. Who knew? A cup of hot coffee seems so...

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Blog: Special screening of 'Awake: The Life of Yogananda'

Jan 6, 2015

The book, "Autobiography of a Yogi," is probably on the suggested...

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Blog: Mudita to the rescue

Jan 5, 2015

Can't remember where I saw it, but a headline reached out and grabbed...

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Blog: Yoga nidra aka yogic sleep

Dec 30, 2014

Yoga nidra is also known as yogic sleep. And who doesn't love sleep, in...

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Blog: What's on tap for NYE?

Dec 24, 2014

Every year a girlfriend and I count down the days until the fresh new...

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Blog: Teaching flaws

Dec 22, 2014

I am not a perfect yoga teacher. I'm okay with that. Here's one of my...

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Blog: Folding inward

Dec 19, 2014

Everything cycles. Moods, bodies, relationships, the land. Ayurveda...

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Blog: Celebrate winter solstice with yoga

Dec 12, 2014

The shortest day of the year is fast approaching. December 21 is the...

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Blog: No mud, no lotus

Dec 10, 2014

I just started reading Chris Grosso's debut novel, "Indie Spiritualist:...

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Blog: New AquaStretch wellness program at SunWater Spa

Dec 5, 2014

Get your bathing suit out for the new AquaStretch therapy by SunWater...

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Blog: Qualities, not quantities?

Dec 1, 2014

It's getting closer, friends. The new year is almost upon us. That...

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Blog: Manitou Bindu brings yoga to Fine Arts Center

Nov 26, 2014

Try on some new scenery for your yoga practice. Kat Tudor, Manitou...

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Blog: Sometimes things must fall apart

Nov 24, 2014

When that cold snap hit with a vengeance a week and a half or so ago,...

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Blog: Do you practice online yoga-ing?

Nov 21, 2014

I keep meaning to explore the great online world of yoga classes, and...

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Blog: Align intention, words and action

Nov 19, 2014

THe idea of integrity has been on my mind lately. Here's how...

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Blog: Work with those repetitive thoughts

Nov 17, 2014

The thoughts on the bus go round and round. Round and round. Round...

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Blog: Help for vertigo?

Nov 14, 2014

Vertigo is a topic close to my heart, or inner ear, if you will. A...

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Blog: MeetMindful

Nov 12, 2014

I've got good news for my single and ready to mingle friends. There's...

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Blog: Can you do this one thing?

Nov 7, 2014

I was at the Successful Aging Expo last Saturday, hanging out in the...

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Blog: Seek and destroy with yoga

Nov 6, 2014

If you've never heard of or seen an image of Kali, the Hindu goddess of...

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Blog: Little kid lessons

Nov 4, 2014

I went tricks and treating on Halloween with my brother and his two...

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Blog: Mindful much?

Oct 30, 2014

It's funny. My mind both races by and then goes back at the word...

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Blog: What is awesome, Alex Trebek?

Oct 28, 2014

"Jeopardy!" finally had a full-on yoga category during an episode aired...

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Blog: Nice advice if you can get it

Oct 27, 2014

I went to a magical event Thursday evening: dinner followed by a talk...

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Blog: Lululemon joins forces with Dalai Lama. Seriously.

Oct 23, 2014

An interesting couple has formed: lululemon athetica inc. and the Dalai...

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Blog: Breath of Joy

Oct 21, 2014

It's Tuesday. What are you doing right now? Whatever it is, surely you...

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Blog: Waking the Dreamer Within festival

Oct 17, 2014

Almost every morning, I make a little time to jot down any dreams I can...

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Blog: Unsure about this yoga mat

Oct 3, 2014

I don't believe in a perfect yoga pose. I think each asana (posture)...

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Blog: To flu shot or not to flu shot?

Sep 24, 2014

I don't have good feelings about flu shots. Maybe because the one...

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Blog: Former Colorado Springs yoga teachers start Denver donation yoga studio

Sep 16, 2014

Sarah Crowe and Jillian Keaveny, two former Springs yoga teachers loved...

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Blog: Mingle with monks next week

Sep 10, 2014

A bevy of monks will be loosed upon our fair city next week. Somehow, I...

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Blog: I did yoga on a wall and liked it

Sep 8, 2014

I held a trust workshop with myself this weekend. No, there weren't...

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Blog: New owners at Pranava Yoga Center

Sep 4, 2014

Pranava Yoga Center will celebrate its new ownership all day Saturday,...

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Blog: Yoga Sunday at Coors Field

Sep 3, 2014

Sure, you've practiced yoga on a beautiful beach, in the park down the...

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Blog: Routine schmoutine

Sep 3, 2014

How often do we know the healthy thing to do, and yet we don't do it?...

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Blog: I Dirty Dashed and lived

Aug 19, 2014

I did it. I survived a three mile run with obstacles in the mud. And...

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Blog: My crush on the USA Pro Challenge

Aug 15, 2014

That's what happened this month, when I had to write a couple of...

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Blog: I got the Dirty Dash blues

Aug 12, 2014

Friends, you'll never guess what I've gotten myself into. Well, maybe...

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Blog: La bella luna yoga

Aug 6, 2014

Friends, it's no coincidence that this morning my attention was caught...

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Blog: In romance, like yoga, there's no correct timetable

Aug 4, 2014

I have a girlfriend who’s fresh off the break-up of a year-long romance...

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Sup yogis?

Jul 29, 2014

Chaturanga dandasana (half push-up) on a stand up paddle board is a...

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A case of Inclineism

Jul 2, 2014

I have a crazy friend. Okay, I have lots of crazy friends. I like them....

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Don’t become a fireball this summer

Jul 9, 2014

Last weekend was not a good one for this pitta dosha/Aries fire sign...

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Yoga: Exercise, spiritual practice or both?

Jul 10, 2014

This is something I’ve considered and struggled with over the past few...

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Oil pulling vs. brushing your teeth

Jul 11, 2014

Have you heard of oil pulling as a means of dental care? It’s not some...

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Shoulders back, people

Jul 28, 2014

Did you instinctively improve your posture when reading those words? I...

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It's all cyclical

Jul 24, 2014

Ever since I interviewed the sleep expert for a Live Well column, and he...

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Local stars at Wanderlust yoga festival

Jun 30, 2014

Colorado Springs yoga teachers are representing at Wanderlust over the...

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Three Key Yoga new to the city

Jun 27, 2014

There’s another new yoga studio in town – Three Key Yoga. It...

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Cambio. Yoga to offer adaptive yoga class

Jun 18, 2014

Local yoga teacher Morgen Thomas is starting a new class for those with...

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Brewery removes Hindu god from beer label

Jun 9, 2014

Odd13 Brewing, a brewery in Lafayette, is not making any friends among...

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Donation barre classes

Jun 2, 2014

Belly up to the bar! The ballet bar, that is. ReVibe Pilates and...

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Bucking the trend

May 29, 2014

As I hiked up Section 16 over Memorial Day weekend, I started to think...

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Outdoor yoga classes start soon in Colorado Springs

May 16, 2014

I might be a bit biased, but truly, we have some spectacular scenery in...

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First impressions of yoga?

May 14, 2014

I’m writing a column about the kookiness of yoga....

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Mother's Day yoga for all

May 8, 2014

Are you a mama? A woman? Lover of women? Have been acquainted with some...

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Buddha's Birthday Celebration

May 7, 2014

Celebrate the big guy – Buddha, that is. The Pikes Peak Buddhist...

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Yoga Studio Satya and Omtastic Yoga open

May 6, 2014

What’s that I hear? The sound of yoga mats unfurling? Why yes, it...

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Yoga hikes at Florissant Fossil Beds

Apr 28, 2014

Take your yoga off the mat and into the woods. The woods around...

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Time to drink the coffee

Apr 23, 2014

Men’s Health just released a top 10 list of coffee-crazed cities...

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Family yoga event on Saturday

Apr 15, 2014

There’s just something about practicing yoga with people you know...

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Local poet releases book

Apr 14, 2014

I’ve been hankering for some good poems lately. I go through...

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Apr 8, 2014

Yogic mindfulness activities. Silent eating meditation. I can’t...

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In like a lamb, out like a lion

Apr 4, 2014

No, this isn’t a post about the month of March — it’s...

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Wait your pose (and your drama) out

Mar 25, 2014

I watched a roomful of yogis in a 24 Hour yoga class on Sunday morning....

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Yoga teacher Ana Forrest in Denver next weekend

Mar 21, 2014

Lately I’ve been immersed in yoga teacher Ana Forrest’s...

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Beginner's mind

Mar 13, 2014

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the...

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Practicing non-violence

Mar 11, 2014

Every once in awhile, I feel inspired to theme a class around ahimsa....

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Flow with it

Mar 5, 2014

I usually start teaching a yoga class by offering a theme of sorts....

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Meditate on this

Feb 21, 2014

I’m setting yet another intention to make meditation a regular...

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New yoga studios in the Springs

Feb 20, 2014

I’m happy to report the arrival of two new yoga studios. Hot on...

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Love advice for Springs singles

Feb 14, 2014

I hit the streets yesterday after The Wall Street Journal reported that...

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Yoga for Valentine's Day

Feb 11, 2014

A few years ago, I went to a Thai yoga class for couples at Marmalade at...

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French fries for everyone! Except, please not.

Feb 6, 2014

Yesterday, a press release told me McDonald’s is No. 8 on the list...

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Yoga and meditation win the Super Bowl

Feb 5, 2014

If I was forced to sit down and root for any sports team, it would be...

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Yoga clothing drive

Jan 17, 2014

If you practice yoga, chances are good you’ve accumulated some...

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Manitou Yoga moves into Manitou Bindu

Jan 7, 2014

Manitou Yoga will have a new home inside Manitou Bindu at the Manitou...

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Live Well: Sugar battle

Jan 7, 2014

My name is Jennifer, and I’m a sugarholic. As of this writing, I...

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Resolve to stop resolving

Dec 31, 2013

I’m curious. Do people even make New Year’s resolutions...

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Blogger Bio

Jennifer Mulson writes the Live Well column in the Health and Wellness section every other Tuesday. She has taught yoga for more than five years, and currently teaches two heated vinyasa classes a week at CorePower Yoga. She is interested in all things body, mind and spirit-related, and will explore those topics here.