Live Well

Yoga and other practices for vitality

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

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 yo…

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 i…

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 wh…

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

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. I'…

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 wr…

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 yoga…

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

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 b…

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 week…

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…

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 annual Y…

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 exerci…

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

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 excite…

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. Mist…

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 chew…

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 othe…

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 more th…

Change is afoot at bluprintPowerYoga studio downtown. As of this Saturday, June 13, owner Aylin Schwartz says it will become a donation-based …

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 adopt…

After yet another night of sleep struggles, I made an appointment with an acupuncturist.  I wrote about acupuncture in a Live Well column a co…

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…

Yoga's great on its own, but knowing your practice will benefit other people makes it that much better. Sarah Martin, an instructor at bluprin…

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.  And I…

Yoga and beer. Together forever. A local yoga teacher, Tracey Cregg Garcia, emailed me recently about her new class starting up at Jak's Brewi…

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 I'm …

The other day I was listening to the “Happier with Gretchen Rubin“ podcast. Rubin also wrote "The Happiness Project." She and her sister were …

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…

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 en…

bluprintPowerYoga (yes, all one word) will host a yoga party on Friday night. Anybody interested in any style of yoga is invited to the inform…

Attention all hardy yogis -- a challenge awaits you. "From Tadasana to Savasana" is the event for you.  Rachelle Robin Zysett and Becca Roodhu…