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Blog: Yoga, live music to raise money for Black Friday shooting victims

Blog: Begin again. And again.
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, Dec 28, 2015

I am not a New Year's resolution maker. Haven't been... ever? It always felt forced, unoriginal (lose weight, eat better), unquantifiable (be nicer)...

Blog: Free admission at state parks on Black Friday
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Seriously, step away from the shopping cart and the crazy hordes of people who want the latest Kindle on Black Friday, the deadliest shopping day of...

Blog: New noon stretch sessions downtown
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Fri, Oct 30, 2015

We all know by now that sitting all day is not a boon to your health.

A new downtown option now exists to help you add a little movement to...

Blog: Don't bite your tongue
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Do you have any particular life lessons you feel like you are forced to learn over and over again? And do you ever wonder if you'll ever get it...

Blog: Calling all muses
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, Oct 26, 2015

Last week as I did some research on the author Daniel Brown who's maybe better known as his pen name - Lemony Snicket.

Isn't it interesting...

Blog: Veterans Yoga Project
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Fri, Oct 23, 2015

Three local yoga studios will help support the Veterans Yoga Project, a national weeklong fundraising and awareness-raising event.

Each studio...

Blog: $5 yoga classes (and beer next door)
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Thu, Oct 8, 2015

Who likes the sound of $5 yoga classes?

I do, I do!

As you are probably aware, going to a yoga class isn't cheap, unless it's included...

Blog: Get grounded
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Thu, Oct 8, 2015

Though it's not technically fall until Sept. 23 (only two weeks!), it sure feels like it, doesn't it? 

In Ayurveda, the sister science to...

Blog: Create and respect boundaries
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Sep 29, 2015

I've considered this whole boundary thing lately.

Do you even know what that means? It's okay if you don't -- I didn't for most of my life....

Blog: Self-rolling yoga mat?
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Behold, the world's first self-rolling yoga mat.

Remember those slap bracelets that were all sorts of popular in the '90s? You slapped your...

Blog: Flotation tanks, free yoga downtown Colorado Springs
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, Aug 31, 2015

There's a second spot in town to take a dip in a flotation tank -- R.E.S.T. Float Solutions.

The new space recently opened at 522 S. Tejon...

Blog: Local Lululemon needs you and around 2,000 others to attempt plank record
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Do you have a steady plank?

Our local Lululemon Athletica needs 2,000 people to hold plank simultaneously in order to break the Guiness World...

Blog: The three questions
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Years back, when I first started doing yoga, I heard a teacher talk about always asking yourself these three questions before you say anything:


Blog: National Relaxation Day
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Thu, Aug 13, 2015

I'd like to read a story about how all the National XX Days get started. Are all of the days of the year now spoken for? How do you go about becoming...

Blog: My mantra
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Lately I've tried to be cognizant and present when life makes me uncomfortable.

Pelted with hail and soaked wet in the storm earlier this...

Blog: Hot Asana yoga studio set to open downtown
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Aug 11, 2015

I got the same scoop from two different people over the course of 10 minutes this weekend.

Hot Asana, a yoga studio that has three other...

Blog: Yoga, coffee and donkeys
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Fri, Aug 7, 2015

Rosco's Coffee House is a fairly recent addition to the scene.

I happened upon their Facebook page this morning after a coworker wondered what...

Blog: Yoga Day at Coors Field
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Wed, Aug 5, 2015

Here's your chance to do a downward facing dog on the same spot your favorite Colorado Rockies player has slid into first. 

The third...

Blog: Tickets on sale for Dalai Lama appearance
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Thu, Jul 30, 2015

The Dalai Lama will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Group tickets are on sale now for $100...

Blog: Simmer down now
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Jul 28, 2015

It's been a summer that hasn't prompted me to write about ways to cool off. Until just recently, that is. 

I am one who cannot tolerate...

Blog: Impermanence is the rule
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Over the weekend I happened to catch the light just right, and saw a gorgeously constructed, geometrically-perfect spider web floating in mid-air...

Blog: Wander much?
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Even if we don't realize it or not, we often turn to music for solace, answers, a good mood, you name it.

I always know if I'm happy or...

Blog: Mistakes, we've all made a few
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Jul 7, 2015

I recently taught a yoga class that left me feeling like a flop.

I flubbed my words, gave incorrect cues and made some rough transitions....

Blog: Want what you've got
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Wed, Jul 1, 2015

There was almost a brawl in my house this morning.

I knew the potential was there the second I decided to give both dogs their own little...

Blog: Thinx for the ladies
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Jun 30, 2015

This might be a delicate subject for some readers, but it's a fact of life. Women have menstrual cycles.

My Facebook page and a couple of...

Blog: Poor Richard’s Rico’s Café & Wine Bar celebrates same-sex marriage decision
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Fri, Jun 26, 2015

The folks at Poor Richard's are celebrating the Supreme Court's landmark decision guaranteeing people the right to same-sex marriage.

Head to...

Blog: Yoga Rocks the Park
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Yoga Rocks the Park is coming to Colorado Springs for the first time. 

The event began seven years ago in Denver when one yogi and his...

Blog: Big change at bluprintPowerYoga
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Jun 9, 2015

Change is afoot at bluprintPowerYoga studio downtown.

As of this Saturday, June 13, owner Aylin Schwartz says it will become a donation-based...

Blog: The new normal
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Jun 2, 2015

A new member joined my animal family on Saturday -- Butter.

I renamed him, even though I typically turn up my nose when people rename an...

Blog: 'Eat Breathe Thrive' program addresses eating disorders
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Fri, May 22, 2015

Both men and women can struggle with disordered eating and unhealthy relationships with their bodies.

A new program in the Springs this summer...

Blog: Needle me
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Thu, May 21, 2015

After yet another night of sleep struggles, I made an appointment with an acupuncturist. 

I wrote about acupuncture in a Live Well column...

Blog: I got rolfed and liked it
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, May 19, 2015

The first time I heard about rolfing was from my brother. He got rolfed for years due to multiple injuries in his body, including his shoulder and...

Blog: Yoga to benefit Catamount Institute
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, May 12, 2015

Yoga's great on its own, but knowing your practice will benefit other people makes it that much better.

Sarah Martin, an instructor at...

Blog: One year anniversary for Yoga Studio Satya
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Wed, May 6, 2015

By the sounds of it, I'd say this is an ideal weekend to visit Yoga Studio Satya, even if you've been there a hundred times already.


Blog: May Day yoga class benefits Peaceful Warriors, Yoga in Schools
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Fri, May 1, 2015

Looking for a way to celebrate May Day that also does some good in the world?

Head to Mansions Park in Manitou Springs for a donation-based,...

Blog: Eighteenth Element Yoga new on scene
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Yoga fans, there's yet another option for your practice: Eighteenth Element Yoga.

And they're having a grand opening this weekend with food,...

Blog: World Tai Chi and Qigong Day is Saturday
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Even if you know nothing about tai chi or qigong, the Tai Chi Association of Colorado Springs invites you to participate in World Tai Chi and Qigong...

Blog: Meditation workshop in Peyton
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Thu, Apr 23, 2015

I struggle with meditation. Not so much with the sitting quietly part, but more with the actually getting myself to sit down and do it. 


Blog: Yoga in breweries - it's a thing
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Yoga and beer. Together forever.

A local yoga teacher, Tracey Cregg Garcia, emailed me recently about her new class starting up at Jak's...

Blog: To arm balance or not to arm balance
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, Mar 30, 2015

I don't particularly like, nor am I all that good at, arm balances in yoga. There, I said it. 

I'm probably supposed to love them because...

Blog: How long until a habit?
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Thu, Mar 26, 2015

The other day I was listening to the “Happier with Gretchen Rubin“ podcast. Rubin also wrote "The Happiness Project."

She and her sister...

Blog: Stay a little skeptical on the mat
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, Mar 23, 2015

The title of this post sounds so negative. But I only mean to keep you safe, happy and healthy.

I went to another new class with a new teacher...

Blog: If something's easy, is it less valuable?
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, Mar 16, 2015

After I taught class on Saturday morning, another instructor stopped by on her way out to thank me for class.

I asked her, "Was it hard...

Blog: Busting routines can shed light
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Over the weekend, the class I teach was canceled, leaving me with a nice open space to fill.

Guess how I filled it? I went to yoga. Only an...

Blog: First flotation tanks in the Springs
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Fri, Mar 6, 2015

Last year I heard that a local woman was bringing flotation tanks to town for the first time.

As you might expect, this news thrilled me. I...

Blog: Friday yoga mixer
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Thu, Mar 5, 2015

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

Anybody interested in any style of yoga is invited to the...

Blog: Second chance to see 'Awake: The Life of Yogananda"
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Wed, Mar 4, 2015

This is your lucky year, my friends.

Due to popular demand, the folks who brought you the first screening of "Awake: The Life of Yogananda"...

Blog: Up for a yoga challenge?
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Attention all hardy yogis -- a challenge awaits you.

"From Tadasana to Savasana" is the event for you. 

Rachelle Robin...

Blog: Yoga at Denver Senate Education Committee
By: Jen Mulson - 0 Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Yesterday marked a "first" in the yoga world.

Republican state senator Owen Hill, of Colorado Springs, did crow on top of the desk before the...

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.

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