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Day 9: Yoga and Positivity

Posted on June 18th, 2017

Lotus Yoga Off The Mat Challenge Day 9: Yoga and Positivity: How does yoga promote positivity in your life?   Hello Yogis! Day 9 of the Lotus Yoga Off The Mat Challenge theme is Yoga and Positivity. We often talk about the benefits of yoga, but today I’d like to channel those ideas into how […]


Day 8: Yoga and Sleep

Posted on June 14th, 2017

Lotus Yoga Off The Mat Challenge Day 8: Yoga and Sleep What experiences do you have with yoga and sleep?   Research shows that the slow breathing and Shavasana meditation at the end of the practice can result in falling asleep more quickly, improve the quality of sleep, and improve the efficiency of your sleep. […]


Yoga and Stress

Posted on June 13th, 2017

Lotus Yoga Off The Mat Challenge Day seven: Yoga and Stress Hello Yogis! Day seven of the Lotus Yoga Off The Mat Challenge theme is yoga and stress. It seems like I’m always writing about how yoga can help us deal with stress. So when I sat down to write the post for DAY 7 […]


Day Six: Yoga and Nature

Posted on June 11th, 2017

Lotus Yoga Off The Mat Challenge Day Six: Yoga and Nature   Hello Yogis! Day six of the Lotus Yoga Off The Mat Challenge theme is yoga and nature. How does your yoga practice connect you with nature? How does nature connect you deeper in your yoga practice? What connection do you find between yoga […]


Day Five: Yoga for Yin

Posted on June 9th, 2017

Lotus Yoga Off The Mat Challenge Day Five: Yoga for Yin: How does yoga help you channel your inner calm?   I am mostly a peace-maker. If called upon to intervene in conflict, I aim to facilitate compromise. But if I’m a the target of the conflict, I’m baffled. Recently I was in a difficult […]


Day Four: Yoga and Friends

Posted on June 7th, 2017

“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” Henry Ford Lotus Yoga Off The Mat Challenge Day Four: Yoga with Friends   Hello Yogis! Day four of the Lotus Yoga Off The Mat Challenge theme is yoga with friends. Maybe a friend introduced you to yoga, or maybe you brought […]


Day Three: Yoga and Nutrition

Posted on June 4th, 2017

Lotus Yoga Off The Mat Challenge Day Three: Yoga and Nutrition   Scenario: Tired, hungry, stressed. We know we need food, so we grab the quickest thing available.   Hello Yogis! Day three of the Lotus Yoga Off The Mat Challenge theme is yoga and nutrition. How does yoga impact your nutritional choices? How does […]


DAY TWO: Yoga and family

Posted on June 3rd, 2017

DAY TWO: Yoga and family (pets included) Mother and Daughter Hello yogis! Day two of the Lotus Yoga Off The Mat challenge is yoga and family – how does yoga impact your family (pets included!)? Do you do yoga together? Do you apply a particular yogic idea or behavior or practice into your family life? […]


DAY ONE: Yoga for YANG – how does yoga energize you?

Posted on June 1st, 2017

Take it off the mat reversed   Hello yogis! We are starting our Lotus Yoga Off The Mat challenge with a BIG question: How does yoga energize you? Lately, I’ve been sluggish. I feel more tired than usual, and honestly, completely beaten down by the daily demands of my life. The result is a lack […]


Lotus Yoga Off The Mat Challenge Schedule

Posted on May 28th, 2017

Hello Yogis! I hope you are thinking about ways you take your yoga practice off the mat and into your daily routines in preparation for our upcoming challenge: LOTUS YOGA OFF THE MAT (#lotusyogaoffthemat).   This is the schedule that I will follow in my posts. The first one is June 1st, and there will be […]


Take It Off the Mat: We are Launching a New Series!

Posted on May 22nd, 2017

#lotusyogaoffthemat Hello yogi readers! I am starting a new series on this blog: Lotus Yoga off the Mat, and I want to hear how YOU are applying your yoga practice to “regular life” reality. Beginning June 1, 2017, until June 30 – for next 30 days – this Lotus Wellness Center-sponsored challenge is your chance to take […]


Interview with Tammy Holstein: Yin Yoga

Posted on May 12th, 2017

Tammy Holstein, Yin yoga instructor at Lotus Yoga Studio Tammy is a resident of Indiana and is the yin yoga teacher at Lotus Yoga studio. She has been teaching yoga for the past 4 years and at Lotus Yoga Studio since May, 2013. Yin is her passion because of its many, many benefits. Personally, it […]