What is Neurofeedback?

Last month I shared I would be starting Neurofeedback again to help my anxiety. I've done four sessions since then and have noticed an improvement in my spiraling thoughts. So, how exactly does NFB work? The counselor attaches sensors to different areas on your head (where they are placed is dependent on what you are … Continue reading What is Neurofeedback?

5 Quick Ways to Improve Your Health

We live in a busy world. Our minds are always running and there are constant to-do's. When talking about ways to better your health, the number one excuse I hear is time. Trust me, I get it. I, too, often blame time. What if there were 5 things you could do throughout your day that … Continue reading 5 Quick Ways to Improve Your Health

Another Trip Around the Sun

Tomorrow is my birthday! I’ve always been a big birthday person. This year feels a little different (as I’m sure it has for anyone that’s had a birthday in the last four months). I typically celebrate my birthday with the July Jubilee celebration in my hometown; unfortunately it was cancelled this year. This really bummed … Continue reading Another Trip Around the Sun

2020 Goals & Intentions: 6 Month Review

At the beginning of January, I set personal and professional goals for the year. Some of my goals have been going well, some have been off and on and some have been put on hold. Personal Goals: Meditation: I started out the year meditating daily, missing a few days here and there. During quarantine, my … Continue reading 2020 Goals & Intentions: 6 Month Review

What’s All the WHOOP About?

My Experience with the WHOOP Recovery Tracker I have been using WHOOP for 18 days now. While it requires 30 days of use for full calibration, I feel like I am already getting to know my body better. There are three aspects WHOOP tracks: recovery, strain and sleep. Homescreen 1. Recovery Each day your recovery … Continue reading What’s All the WHOOP About?

The Secret to Happiness

I've shared my experience with different cycles & patterns in previous posts. Another common one for me is that I allow myself to get distracted with other job opportunities/career paths. Let's be honest, as much as we don't want it to, money has a significant impact on your decisions. This is only heightened when it … Continue reading The Secret to Happiness

Virtual Yoga Classes: Pros & Cons

I bought equipment a few months ago with the intention to start filming yoga videos, but hadn’t actually given it any time. Losing my job and being stuck at home has forced me to get creative. I started offering live virtual classes via Zoom a couple of weeks ago. It has been trial and error … Continue reading Virtual Yoga Classes: Pros & Cons

It’s a Sign: Slow Down

I’ve shared my experience with cycles & patterns before, but this particular one has become more noticeable recently. Here’s what I’ve found... I run, run, run for weeks at a time, trying to accomplish so many things at once. I put constant pressure on myself to do so many things and do them well. Then, … Continue reading It’s a Sign: Slow Down

The Cost of Caring

I’ve shared both my mom’s story and my own about curiosity in previous posts. How do these two stories intertwine? If you remember, my story of curiosity was my path of continued learning about the mind and body and how they are connected. My mom is always looking for ways to educate and support the … Continue reading The Cost of Caring

When Curiosity Leads to Change

I shared my story of curiosity in my previous post, but now I am sharing pieces of my mom’s story (the inspiration for this topic). My mom is one of my biggest supporters. I would never be where I am today without her. From a very young age, she taught me the importance of being … Continue reading When Curiosity Leads to Change

What Are You Curious About?

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending “The Story Show,” a night of storytelling. Eight of Austin, Minnesota’s leaders were selected to speak, one being my inspiring mother. They each shared a story about how curiosity shaped their lives. My mom is a principal and her story was about how the normal approaches … Continue reading What Are You Curious About?

2020 Goals & Intentions: Professional

Last week I shared my personal goals and intentions for the new year. In the first week, I have successfully meditated, wrote in my gratitude journal, fasted for at least 10 hours each day and dedicated more time to reading. I am planning to do my first 24 hour fast, along with my two roommates, … Continue reading 2020 Goals & Intentions: Professional

2020 Goals & Intentions: Personal

A new year is upon us! Time to “get our shit together.” For some, this can bring pressure to set unattainable, unrealistic New Year’s Resolutions. Doing this can actually have the opposite effect on us. We want so badly to better ourselves that we dive in head first changing everything we do to be a … Continue reading 2020 Goals & Intentions: Personal

How to Survive the Holidays

It’s that time of year... you’re running around like crazy buying gifts, decorations, food, etc. Trying to make the holidays perfect (whatever that means). You’re rushing here, there and everywhere. Making appearances but never being fully present. We’ve gotten wrapped up in the consumerism of this holiday season. It can be such a stressful time … Continue reading How to Survive the Holidays

The 4 Agreements: Part 2

Last week I wrote about the first of the four agreements: be impeccable with your word. The next agreement in this series is don’t take anything personally. While learning to be impeccable with my word was a big change for me, learning not to take anything personally was even more difficult. I have always been … Continue reading The 4 Agreements: Part 2

Weekend Retreat Reflection

I was lucky enough to spend this weekend at the beautiful Won Dharma Center outside of Hudson, NY at a yoga therapy weekend retreat. This is one of three retreats I am required to complete in order to become a yoga therapist. (I may do the other two remotely, I am still undecided.) I am … Continue reading Weekend Retreat Reflection

The 4 Agreements: Part 1

Along with the book The Secret, I also had to read the book The Four Agreements prior to my yoga teacher training and it was life changing. The principals of this book are so simple, yet it provided some perspectives I hadn’t thought of much before. The four agreements are: Be impeccable with your wordDon’t … Continue reading The 4 Agreements: Part 1

Do You Even Flow, Bro?

One thing I’ve noticed over the past year teaching yoga classes is that most people want very specific directions. They want exact movements or want to follow each little thing you do. I did a whole class based on playing free like you would as a child and so many people had a hard time … Continue reading Do You Even Flow, Bro?

Why Kids Need Yoga

I have worked with kids off and on for the last six years through reading tutoring and coaching gymnastics and cheerleading. Kids have a way of making you look at things a little differently. Seeing the world through their eyes is refreshing. They are also usually pretty blunt, which I appreciate. I was lucky enough … Continue reading Why Kids Need Yoga

Always a Student First

It’s coming up on a year since my yoga teacher training. I remember exactly how I was feeling at this time last year: excited but nervous. I didn’t really know what to expect and worried about getting homesick being hundreds of miles from home for nearly three weeks with limited cell reception. I was lucky … Continue reading Always a Student First

Life’s Cycles & Patterns (Part 3)

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last couple of weeks continuing to read and research about the Enneagram, specifically type 4: the individualist. This type is known for the head and the heart. The cycle/pattern I’m going to share today is when I reach a stuck feeling, how I get to that point … Continue reading Life’s Cycles & Patterns (Part 3)

Life’s Cycles & Patterns (Part 2)

I had scheduled to write this post last week, assuming the words would flow as easily as the first one, but I just couldn’t get myself to write it. I had worn myself out last week and let most of my morning and nighttime rituals fall to the wayside, which led me to fall into … Continue reading Life’s Cycles & Patterns (Part 2)

Life’s Patterns & Cycles (Part 1)

As I’m writing this post I am realizing I have so much I want to share, so I am breaking it up into multiple posts. This first post is about motivation and how I am trying to create a routine to keep me motivated every day. But first, I have to share a little background … Continue reading Life’s Patterns & Cycles (Part 1)

The Creation of Finer Yoga

Welcome to Finer Yoga, an inclusive yoga lifestyle blog. I started this blog to bring yoga and mindful living to you, wherever you may be. Yoga has changed my life in such a positive way, especially this past year. About a year ago I realized that the 8 to 5 desk job life was not … Continue reading The Creation of Finer Yoga