Reclining Extended Hand to Foot Pose

Yoga for Athletes: 3 Hamstring Openers for Lower Back Relief

While getting into the preliminary training for my upcoming half marathon earlier this winter, I put together a three-part series of yoga poses intended to open tight hamstrings and their supporting muscle groups for Active Life DC. Tight hamstrings are the common culprit of lower back pain and frequently contribute to back injuries in yogis, runners…

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

In frigid February, I had the great pleasure of spending some quality R&R time down in Florida with one of my favorite people and his family. Somewhere between the 80-degree weather, sunny skies and bathing suit/sandals wardrobe I was inspired to make one of my mom’s go-to summer salads in the dead of winter. Now…

Half Marathon Training

T-8 Weeks to Race Day

I am strong. I am healthy. I am fit. But I am NOT a runner. At least that’s what I’ve always told myself. I’ve never really loved running in the way that I love yoga, Pilates, HIIT workouts, and hiking, etc. I have several fun flings with the sport, but they’ve never lasted more than a…

MOAR-fit logo

MOARfit now on Thumbtack.com

As a budding yogipreneur and nutrition coach in Washington, DC, I’m always looking for ways to grow my business. Growth is hard especially when your passion project is not your full-time job. Whenever I come across an online platform that can act as my megaphone in a reliable and fuss-free way, I jump on it.…

Amy Flipped Dog in Florida

Fall Into What Scares You

While laying on Florida’s Bicentennial Beach on the first Saturday in months where I’ve had literally nothing I had to do, I got an insatiable urge to move. It might have had something to do with the fact that I was writing out yoga sequences–something I love to do but rarely set aside the time…

Thai Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup

Thai Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup

My Thai Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup is not only gluten-free, it’s easily made vegan (by swapping chicken for tofu), soul-warming comfort food and, perhaps best of all, pink! The antioxidant-rich red cabbage added toward the end of the recipe gives a soft blush hue to the finished product making it an ideal Valentine’s day treat…

French Country Bean Soup

French Country Bean Soup

My winter soup craze continues this week with an easy slow-cooker recipe featuring one of my favorite superfoods: beans. Beans are one of my favorite superfoods because not only are they fat and cholesterol free, but they may even help reduce LDL cholesterol in your blood. They are rich in complex carbs and nutrient dense in health-enhancing B-vitamins,…