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Where have I been? 

Working. I have more jobs than I can juggle very elegantly at the moment and some writing deadlines that are cracking the whip. So, I have been taking a nagging break. Didn’t want it to feel like more slogging work. And, honestly, not practicing a ton. Resting. Then, yuck, stomach bugging. Resting some more. 

But I must be feeling better today, because I found myself playing with the wheel in the middle of the now regular whirlwind of this growing (and periodically encouraging!!!) household. 

I still have piles of writing work and words to say about working and practicing AND nagging. And life. But for another day. For today, practice if you can. In the midst of it all. 

Maha love, yogis. 

Yoga Nag


Misty Twin Backbenders

Standing backbend duo. (Or Daisy’s big boob grab! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) Getting carried away with a new app. All for Day 2 of the Instagram #TwinningChallenge 4.0 with Lika Elwood.

Do #yoga, friends. #PRACTICE. Play. Pause.

Peace and love,
Daisy, aka Yoga Nag

Challenge City

Birds in sweaters pigeon together.

I am joining two challenges today. One is easier (I think) than the other. The first is a #twinningchallenge 4.0 for 10 days that I get to do with my great friend, Lika Elwood, an amazing yoga teacher with whom I often get to co-teach (like this coming Sunday afternoon workshop at extendYoga). You will get to see us paired up in my nags, as above. Details on thatΒ challenge are below.

The second is the Willow Street Yoga 30-day meditation challenge. Details here: http://www.willowstreetyoga.com/30-day-meditation-challenge/

Which one do think will be harder for me?!

The awesome part is that together they show in a very small way the options for practicing #yogaeverydamnday. They act as a reminder of the breadth of yoga. And, when I say, every day: “Do yoga. Today. Everyday.” I am not saying: “Do asana. Today. Everyday.” Β There is a lot of yoga to be had without striking a single pose, as another good friend, Juliet Glassroth, recently talked about on her wise and funny blog, Bitter Buddha. It isn’t just about snapshots of scorpion pose in a bikini, although those are all fine and good too, but can get tiresome every dang day. There are many limbs in this yoga business. Busting fancy or even sweet yoga poses aren’t all the yoga world has to offer. The poses are actually one of eight limbs that include a lot. But I am rambling and perhaps can provide more succinct words on this another day. For now, if you want to know more, get yourself one of the manyΒ translationsΒ of the Yoga Sutras.

In the meantime, be wise. Take care of yourselves, including your bodies, your minds, and all of the rest of you. Be mindful of others. Live well. Do your yoga. It matters.

Peace and pauses,
Daisy Whittemore
aka, YogaNag

#yogaeverydamnday #practice


This #TwinningChallenge will be 10 days. You and your twin will both do any variation of the daily hosts’ asana you like and then split screen. Edit to your own taste and both post. BOOM. You just twinned! You don’t have to match our edits. Get crazy or keep it simple … it’s up to you. .Make sure you use the #TwinningChallenge hashtag in your comment so we can find you. You don’t have to tag everyone but please follow all of our generous sponsors. Check in with @yogalu123 and @ninayogalife tonight for our first pose.
Poses:Day 1 – Pigeon pose variationDay 2 – Standing backbendDay 3 – Forearm standDay 4 – Camel pose variation Day 5 – Lizard pose Day 6 – HandstandDay 7 – SplitsDay 8 – Wild ThingDay 9 – WheelDay 10 – Collage Twinning Sponsors: @muladharayoga@superlovetees@yogisurprise@handfulbra@liforme @openheartwarrior @yogapaws @ohmmeyoga @masonjarcoffeeco@21drops @infinitystrapTwinning Hosts:@ninayogalife @yogalu123@yogamand @buddhamom76 @nikki_possibilities @haley.blackman@collectiveyoga @angela_inspired@doodledog @lesliestorms@jsesti @reganwarner@heidiyogi @stephaniekicksbutt@justinyoga @briansword@karenroperyoga @mumma_joy76


Blizzard Prep, the Yoga Way

Snow salutations. Lots of grounding poses, opening hips and hamstrings. Even more balance work. All in prep for what is to come.

Stay safe, local friends. Enjoy the snow.

Do #yoga. Today. Everyday.

Daisy, aka Yoga Nag

#practice #yogaeverydamnday
#homepractice #practicedaily #presence #snowday #snowsalutations #yogadog

Presence and Care

“The most important thing your student needs from you is your presence and care,” my good friend and teacher, Francesca Cervero, said to a teacher beginning to teach private clients. These words of wisdom have been rumbling around in my brain this week. These are also the most important things I need from me for me too: presence and care. Careful presence and presence-ful care.

Yep. Words to live by. Thanks Francesca. β€οΈπŸ™πŸΌβ€οΈ

Do #yoga. Today. Everyday.

Daisy, aka Yoga Nag

#practice #yogaeverydamnday
#homepractice #practicedaily #presence #tlc

Home Practice Classes

Happy Sunday Friends,

I am super excited about a series of classes that starts this coming week. Β Yoga Nag helping you come up with some real tools to build your own practice at home. Β Full description is below. Β I would love to see you there.


9 Week Special, Thursday nights, Jan 14 – March 10, 2016Β 
Willow Street Yoga Center,Β Silver Spring, MD

Yoga has the potential to be a transformational practice for our bodies, minds, and lives. But making change requires more than coming to class once a week. In this series of 9 classes, we will work to develop a home practice specifically tailored to your life and your needs. We will work on many aspects of yoga, including asana, breath work, meditation, chanting, and moving around the world with more awareness and care. Please bring a notebook and paper, as well as a picture-taking device.Β At least one year of weekly yoga experience required. Β To register, go to:Β http://www.willowstreetyoga.com/class_descriptions/transformation-takes-work-grow-a-home-practice/