5 Steps for Creating Ease (and Releasing Overwhelm)

Knowing when overwhelm is starting to creep into my life, and how to handle it when it does, allows me to create ease rather than letting overwhelm run me into the ground. So when I find myself being reactive rather than purposeful, I know it's time to check in and get back on track.

Walking Tall

feet walking on a path

My yoga practice began to change not just my body, but my mind and my spirit. At some point early in my yoga journey, I'd started standing taller. Shoulders down my back, heart open and head held high, my steps confident and solid. And that was just the beginning.

Opening to the Present

pink flower with water droplets opening in the sun

We rolled out our mats along the walls of the studio, all 35 of us—34 women and one man of varying ages, sizes, shapes and backgrounds—facing one another and the center of the room. And that’s how we started. No introductions, no stories, no preparation. We jumped right in.