15% off Made in the USA Products! Use Code: LOVEUSA

Never miss out!

Connect and be the first to hear about our new products, specials, and other useful yoga information!

No thanks, Continue to HuggerMugger

Inspiring Stories

A potpourri of thought-provoking posts on many different daily-life subjects.
  • Let Go: Have Faith in Your Path

    Let


    Choose Faith
    There are super frustrating times on The Path. Instead of fighting against frustrating times with more frustration, anger and resentment, take a higher road today.

    Remember, a delay is not a denial. The world’s timing is always perfect and if something isn’t quite manifesting yet, there is a reason. So today, instead of choosing to be angry, hurt or just plain ol’ pissed off, take a big deep breath and know that everything is happening in perfect time. It might piss you off to know that it’s not happening in...

    read more
  • Three Gratitudes for Thanksgiving

    Gratitude


    Three Gratitudes for Thanksgiving
    Many of my friends as well as numerous facebook pals keep gratitude journals, noting three things to be grateful for each day. While I don’t tend to keep such a journal, this Thanksgiving, I’m thinking happily of three obvious qualities innate to being human.

    1. Breath: Every life starts with the first gulp of air and ends with the last gasp. How we land in ourselves, how we listen to others, how we summon up the strength or courage for new endeavors often and always comes...

    read more
  • Gratitude: We All Built That

    One

    In honor of the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are republishing this blog about gratitude that we ran in September. Enjoy!
    Gratitude:  We All Built That
    September 6th, 1984 is etched deep in my cells. I remember exactly where I was sitting (in my kitchen), and what I was reading (The Vegetarian Epicure) when the phone rang. Back then there was no caller ID, but when I picked up the phone, the brief silence at the other end of the line told me something was wrong. When my mother spoke, her lilting voice...

    read more
  • Live your True Calling

    Potential


    Live Your True Calling
    Life ends not when you die, but when you stop believing in your true calling. Your true calling isn’t something your friends, parents or lovers want you to become. Your true calling isn’t living vicariously through someone else. And most certainly your true calling isn’t working just to “make a living” and “get by.”

    Your true calling is that soft voice within you urging to be creative. Your true calling is your vision of a better life. Your true calling is your Creator whispering to you who you really...

    read more
  • One Percent More: Embracing Progress Over Perfection

    A


    One Percent More
    One of my favorite things about life is that we all get a chance, once a day, to start over.

    The morning comes bearing gifts of renewal, redemption and a chance to start all over again. The fresh dew on the spring leaves glimmers as the sun is just starting to poke her head out from the horizon and imbue each morning with the promise of revival. Moments like these remind me that life goes on.

    And not only does life go on, but this very morning you have a chance to make a...

    read more
  • The Power of Transitions

    Always


    The Power of Transitions, On and Off the Mat
    When I’m teaching, I like to remind my students that one of the times they’re most likely to get injured in yoga is in the transition between poses. Why?

    Because they’re less likely to be paying attention.

    It’s eas(ier) to get all kinds of focused during a pose. Turn the foot here, align the knee there, move with the breath, elongate the spine. Depending on the type of class you take, the instructions alone could completely occupy your mind during a pose.

    But once it’s over?

    Once it’s over...

    read more
  • Rejection is an Essential Part of Your Process

    Press


    Rejection Brings You One Step Closer to Your Dreams
    It’s amazing to me how many people are afraid of the word “no,” especially when it comes to intimate relationships and being an entrepreneur.

    I’ve seen in my own life and in the life of many of my friends that we tend to spend so much time avoiding a “no” that we waste time. Instead of marching right through our fears and on to the next, we delay, delay, delay.

    The logic goes something like this:

    We delay getting a “no” because if we...

    read more
  • Summer Bodies

    Yoga


    Summer Bodies
    When we were 16, my stepsister and I used to talk incessantly about what swimsuit we would get for the summer. For me, being out of shape and thinking I was overweight (if only I knew then what I know now about how a 5'4" girl is not fat if she weights 120 pounds!), that swimsuit needed to be a one-piece in a dark color, perhaps with a pattern to distract from what I was sure were hippo hips. My stepsister, shaped more like a short Barbie doll, focused...

    read more
  • The Counterpose of Grief

    Barren


    The Counterpose of Grief
    I’ve always been attracted to the idea of pose/counterpose in yoga. The idea is that once you’ve done a type of pose, or series of poses, in one direction, you want to make sure the body is balanced, so you also offer a counterpose. This may be something that takes the body in the opposite direction, but it may also be something that is energetically complementary—grounding if you’ve been doing arm balances, for example.
    Widening the Scope
    In addition to the neatness of this paradigm (my brain really likes the...

    read more
  • Living Your Dreams

    What

    Living your dreams takes courage; it just does. On the one hand you have your heart, your soul and your intuition nudging you in one direction. On the other hand you have your personality and your mind desiring to stay in your comfort zone.

    Living life on the edge in pursuit of your dreams happens as you take action from your intuition, and you stay with the fear as your mind and personality resist, cry, act fearful and want to quit.

    Accept that it’s totally natural for your mind and personality to be fearful, sad...

    read more

21-30 of 60