3 healthy food substitutes you need to know about

I’m all about my meals being flavorful. You could say I’m the kind of fitness-minded person who cares about food as much as her mid-afternoon occasional nap. Which is, to say, a lot. And I’m all about not changing TOO many things in your nutrition at once, because I believe that’s a recipe for disaster. …

#yogaand

If you follow me on Instagram (shameless plug @yogi_ashley) you’ll see I’ve started posting a #yogaand hashtag of the day. Okay? As a power vinyasa yoga teacher, I see people from all different fitness backgrounds. Cross fitters, runners, walkers, athletes, dancers, gym rats, cardio junkies. I also see people with no fitness background looking to …

be present. okay– now what?

In the yoga world, a common theme is to “be present.” Be present in your breath, in your poses, in your thoughts. Then we’re taught to take that presence and let it transcend into our lives (aka “off the mat”). As a newer yogi, I struggled for awhile to figure out how exactly the concept …

why are we scared to lift?

Ladies — If you’re anything like me, when you first got into fitness you had that freak-out moment. “Omg. I’m supposed to lift weights? So won’t I.. Bulk up and look like a female bodybuilder??” In short- no. Because of your lack of testosterone. Unless you are taking steroids, you will not become ‘bulky.’ Lifting …

Meatless days

Day 2. Blog 2. Wow, am I really writing another entry this VERY next day? I’m impressed with myself. So, today it’s all about my new adventures in pescatarianism. Pesca WHAT? I’ll explain. I have been on the fence with giving up meat for awhile now, simply because I had been starting to not enjoy …

My yoga, fitness, Amish life

Ok you got me, I’m not Amish. But I am from Lancaster, PA- the home of many Amish families. The question I get most often where I live now is ‘so, are you Amish?’ … I usually say yes, but I was shunned. I know, I know, not the most polite thing to say – …