• Spiritual,  Yoga

    Breathing techniques for when you are having a mental breakdown.

    By: Melanie Masterson. As many of you have read in my earlier posts I am struggling with the whole job quest and the anxiety around what my new career will look like. I love yoga and I love teaching yoga but if anyone has ever struck out as a full time yoga teacher you quickly realize it is hard to support yourself at it. Most people need an additional income. That is what I am currently looking for. In the midst of this search I struggle with feelings of fear, ego deflation, inadequacy, anxiety, and restlessness. The anxiety sometimes grows into what feels like a mental breakdown at times. Here…

  • Health,  Yoga

    I tried it: Paddleboard Yoga

    By Melanie Masterson Here at the beautiful Great Lakes of Michigan there is a trend emerging. It is Paddle board Yoga. When I first saw it on the cover of Yoga Journal I thought the idea sounded crazy. I figured it was hard enough to stand up on a paddle board much less do yoga on it. Then the yoga studio I teach at, Lakeshore Yoga, started offering it. And I got a text from the owner, Carey Burns, saying us teachers could come take the class for free. How could I pass it up? The first time I went out I wore a swim suit and brought a towel,…