I have been asked this many times:

"can I lose weight doing yoga?"

Short answer is yes. Absolutely. 

In fact, I lost about 6 lbs in a month or so when I first started way back in the early 2000's...and for someone who is only 5'1.5", that is LOT!

Like, A. LOT. A LOT ALOT A LOT.

(see p.s. at the bottom...)

But guess what...there are things you need to consider.

1-How a yoga practice can help you "lay aside the weight" (Hebrews 12:1)

2-Consistency/Frequency of Practice

3-Type or Style of Yoga being practiced

4-The season YOU are currently in, and how it is affecting you and how God created YOU

First things first:


One of the amazing things about yoga---and right now I am referring to the physical practice or Asana practice of yoga, not the other limbs of...

It's just one of those things that needs to be shared every now and again. I mean, you don't know unless someone shares with you, right? I certainly didn't when I started my yoga practice. Once in awhile, it deserves a re-share.

Here is a list of things that I find important to practice in your public yoga practice:

1. Be on time, which really means, be 5 to 10 minutes early. This gives you time to be settled and quiet, ready to focus, as well as helping you not to disturb someone else's pre-class quiet time. We are a community, after all. ❤ besides- it is never fun being the one rushing around stressed while everyone else is already zenning out...

2. That getting settled/quiet time? That means gathering all props you might need & having...

“Yoga Teacher, what Yoga video do you recommend?”

I hear this a lot. (less formally, of course)  and I love that people trust me to tell them what I might suggest.

I usually start off by asking if they have ever done any yoga, and if so, what kind? What are their goals? What are they hoping for in “doing” a yoga video?

This will by no means be an all-inclusive list of what is in my personal library or of what else I might recommend that I have tried, but might have slipped my mind…but these are the ones on the forefront! So, without further adieu, let’s get to it—the sooner we know, the sooner we get to our mats!

I will divide this up into Beginner, Advanced, and Specialty…

Note: Most yoga videos on the market use certain alignment principles that ar...

Have you ever lost anything and wondered if it might ever come back to you? Have you ever asked God to return it? Have you ever felt lost yourself...like, in a MAJOR way? Guess what--you are normal, and there are some cool things you can do...

*This is the first of group of posts "From the Archives" of my previous blog site.  Originally this post was entitled "Things I love, that lift my spirit, Part 1b, a.k.a. The Holy Spirit is a Crooner".  Yep. Long title.   It's also the 2nd part of the "Lost and Found" post series. 

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog post for something I just HAD to share…

I mentioned in a recent post about how music is one of the things that lifts my spirit…it is true in so many ways.

Music can make housework easier.  Music can prompt me to move my booty and work up a sweat, too!  Music helps me praise my Lord continually!  So often, if I turn on Praise music when I am down—

which in and of itself in those moments is a sheer act of the Holy Sp...

Resources for Yogis--some of them I had not even heard of before!

Check out this Guest Post from Faith of ehealthinformer.com:

There is no bad time to begin your yoga journey. Stop telling yourself, “I can’t do yoga.” All yogis started at square one at some point in their lives.So, if you are just starting out on your yoga journey, firstly, welcome!

Second, we want to share some useful tools to ensure you are making the most of your new yoga practice. Here are suggestions of resources for each of the most essential elements of yogic growth.

For Technique

Lesson number one: Yoga is so much more than just exercise. To get the most from our practice, yogis hone the mind-body connection until it is powerful enough to fill us with prana, or life forc...

aaaah....more coming soon.  For now....just breathe.

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Faith-based, Christ-focused yoga is coming back to Branson!!

Limited time series, 3 weeks at a time...

Faith Flow Vinyasa, 6pm on Thursdays (usually thursdays--but this go-round has a holiday in the middle)

 Tri-Lakes Christian Church, 116 Pathway, Branson, MO

Dates for classes this first round will be:

Thursday February 7th,
Friday February 15th

(cuz no one would show up on Thursday the 14th, Valentine's night, right?),
Thursday the 21st.
(Usually will be all Thursdays, but the holiday...)

Cost:
$35 for all 3 weeks---or....


(OR Drop-ins are $15,
OR get unlimited access to ALL of my faith based classes for $60/4 weeks
-that means you get another week and many more classes----these last 2 options can be paid in person) )

Folks have been aski...

Ever wondered if you were "doing it right" when it comes to your Sun Salutation?

(Hint: there is no one right way, but there is a way that is best for YOU.) 

 Ever wondered why certain poses seem to be related to certain aches and pains? 

You love yoga and how it makes you feel better, but you are just not sure if you understand all the directions you are getting in certain poses?

---especially since some things maybe still bother you from time to time or still seem kind of mysterious? (I'm talkin' about you, Chaturanga!)


Join me, Robyn Hurst at Ozark Mountain Yoga for the first in a series of Alignment workshops.  

First up: 

to break down the alignment in 4 asanas of the Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar), their variations and nuances b...

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