Asteya: Non-Stealing

Asteya is a Yama and it means non-stealing.  Sounds easy right?  Pay for things when you go to stores and return things you borrow.  Asteya goes a lot deeper than that and it is something I continue to work on everyday.  Have you ever compared yourself to someone...
From Keg stands to Headstands

From Keg stands to Headstands

“Sit still. Be quiet. Calm down. Don’t think so much. You’re too loud. You’re too much of this, not enough of that. Relax.” Growing up, I heard things like this all the time. I felt like I was never okay just the way I was. I was always striving to be perfect in the...

5 Ways My Recovery Changed After Having A Baby

My recovery has always been fairly easy to maintain. Throughout the years I have been sober I have had many ups and downs. Throughout each change I have easily been able to add to and modify my relapse prevention tools as needed. This past September my life changed in...

Yoga Helps Me Stay Clean and Sober

When I first got clean and sober my mind was constantly busy and my body had excessive nervous energy.  It was difficult to concentrate or stay still.  There was a torrent of energy, emotions, and internal chaos.   Attending AA seemed to be helping and I was staying...

The Yoga of Addiction Recovery

At first brush, you would think that AA and yoga have absolutely nothing in common. AA began in the 1930’s as a program with 12 steps to overcome the downward spiral of alcoholism. Yoga is an ancient physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in India...