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Fashion Crush: Sugarmat Designer Yoga Mats

Author: Beauty & the Beat Blog ON: Thursday, June 1, 2017 Comments: 2

One thing that I learned early in my yoga practice was the importance of having a quality mat. There is nothing worse that practicing on a flimsy mat! Yoga mats usually aren’t considered fashion staples, but brands like Sugarmat are definitely disrupting this idea! Sugarmat is a line of designer yoga mats based in Montreal, Canada continue reading this post →

Crow Pose Tutorial For Yoga Beginners

Author: Beauty & the Beat Blog ON: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Comments: 6

Disclaimer: I am currently enrolled in 200-hour yoga teacher training and will become a registered yoga teacher in August 2017. These tips are from my personal practice, so please be cautious when trying them on your own. You should always consider practicing crow pose with a registered yoga teacher if needed.  Hi B&B friends—I’m back continue reading this post →

3 ways to be mindful in your everyday life

Author: Beauty & the Beat Blog ON: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Comments: Comments Off on 3 ways to be mindful in your everyday life

    One of my biggest personal goals is to live life more intentionally and to be more mindful, but what does that really mean? Mindfulness can mean many things to many people. According to Google it means: conscious or aware of something. To me it means the same thing, but there’s an added element continue reading this post →

10 Funny Thoughts You’ll Have During Your First Yoga Class

Author: Beauty & the Beat Blog ON: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Comments: Comments Off on 10 Funny Thoughts You’ll Have During Your First Yoga Class

Attending a yoga studio for the first time can be an experience that takes us outside of our comfort zones. I remember feeling like I stepped into an alternate universe the first time I attended a class at a yoga studio. The smell of lavender and eucalyptus as well as the mandalas and drinks filled continue reading this post →

4 Myths About Starting Yoga Debunked

Author: Beauty & the Beat Blog ON: Friday, March 3, 2017 Comments: 6

What’s stopping you from starting yoga? Is it the fear of not fitting in; the fear of not looking the part; or the fear of having to change your religion? These and so many more things are reasons why people have said they’re afraid to start yoga. I’ve been there and for over 3 years continue reading this post →

8 Yoga Poses To Help You Get Into The Splits

Author: Beauty & the Beat Blog ON: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Comments: 2

One of my absolute favorite yoga postures is Hanumanasana AKA Monkey Pose AKA The Splits. This deep stretch is great for opening the hips, stretches the hamstrings and the quadriceps. While this is a very bold and freeing pose, it can take time to master. I remember attempting it and only being able to hover my continue reading this post →

My Go-To Tip For Being In the Now

Author: Beauty & the Beat Blog ON: Monday, February 13, 2017 Comments: 5

Hi B&B friends! I started Yoga Teacher Training this year and the experience has been nothing short of life-changing. In addition to learning about the different ways to teach and enhance my personal practice of this beautiful act of meditation in motion, I’ve also learned to look deeper within. One of my biggest struggles over the continue reading this post →

Hip & Heart-Opening Morning Yoga Sequence

Author: Beauty & the Beat Blog ON: Friday, January 13, 2017 Comments: Comments Off on Hip & Heart-Opening Morning Yoga Sequence

There’s no better feeling than starting your day off with a yoga flow that’s rooted in gratitude and opening yourself up to positive energy.  That’s why I put together this hip and heart-opening morning yoga sequence. Did you know that heart-opening stretches literally create space around your heart? Make room for the awesomeness that God continue reading this post →

6 Things You Need to Start Yoga

Author: Beauty & the Beat Blog ON: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 Comments: 2

  Congratulations on taking the dive to start practicing yoga! Welcome to the Nama-slay family!  I’m so happy you’re taking the necessary steps to invest in your wellbeing by starting yoga. While this is sure to be a fulfilling experience, it can be challenging not knowing if you have everything you need to get started. continue reading this post →