Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Do you really think this in the am when you arise from your deep or not so deep sleep? How do you approach your day? Is it with exhaustion, aggravation, are you annoyed with the sun peering into your once dark room.
Re-program your brain and first reaction to your new day- every day by greeting it with appreciation. Break the pattern of the blaring alarm- jarring you from sweet sleep and find a little promise and possibility in the sun, rain, clouds or dew that show each morning. Imagine your best possible day unfolding before you. This is such a small shift and it may change your entire day/week/perspective.
Another morning wake up tip? Stretch. Ever see a cat stretch? It feels as good as it looks. Your body detoxes while you sleep. So if you do a kitty-esque stretch when you arise, you break up the toxins and stuck areas in your muscles and you allow your prana, chi, life force, whatever you call it to flow through your body.
Tracee is availiable for private or group instruction. Please contact email@example.com
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Don't leave the house with deodorant stains! I don't know about you but I have tried all the tricks (lint brush, scotch tape, baby wipes, invisible deodorant).... or at least I thought I had....
Monday, May 24, 2010
If you have dark spots, age spots, or acne scars and you are sick of using full coverage concealer everyday, then you MUST try this product!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
To heat or not to heat, that is the question.
Hot Yoga is one of my favorite styles to practice and to teach. When people hear "Hot Yoga" they tend to think of Bikram- but Bikram is not the only option. Bikram Choundry founded a style of heated yoga. The room is heated to 105 degrees and the participants practice 26 asanas (poses) two times each. In lesser words, I would describe the teaching style as scripted. There are other options if you are craving some hot yoga action! But first let me explain the benefits of a heated practice:
- Increase in the release of toxins re: sweat detox
- Increase muscle tone
- Increase in flexibility and range of motion
A hefty portion of my practice and teachings consist of a heated vinyasa (flow style, the style most closely related to a dance, each pose setting you up for the next posture). The room is heated anywhere from 80-100 degrees. The flow may change from class to class but I promise the bliss remains the same. Vinyasa is a yang (active) practice as opposed to a yin (more restorative). I recommend both.
I love love love teaching hot vinyasa classes. It is cleansing, reflective & powerful for both student and teacher. A hot yoga practice 3x a week or more will totally transform your body and nourish your heart and mind. There are moments on my yoga mat during a heated class when I am mesmerized by bliss and a deep love and appreciation for my practice, self, movement and moment.
Sound like something you would like to try? All you need is a water bottle, a towel and a yoga mat.
I teach Hot Yoga on Mondays & Fridays @ 8:30 am at Pure Studio in Branford Center or come practice with me at one of my favorite studio's Balanced Yoga in New Haven. Either option, I assure will provide a righteous hot yoga experience.
To contact Tracee for group or private yoga sessions contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 617.448.5593 mention the Jennie Fresa Beauty Library for a discounted 3 class pack.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
May is that in between season when the weather is just starting to get nice outside and you start dreaming about the beach even though we're not quite there yet. Most of us feel like we need to loose five pound before we even think about putting a bathing suit on. Who's with me?
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
"How we spend our days is how we spend our lives" is a favorite Annie Dillard quote of mine. This is such a great simple message to think about. Our 'civilized' minds tend to focus on the result. We push towards objectives and we decide to ignore the days that fall in between. We plan, we fuss, we skip the process. This is why I love practicing and teaching yoga. Your yoga practice is where you allow yourself to break it down even further. To the moments that comprise your days. The exact moments of breath. This little iota of feeling good.
As we inhale in our practice, in that moment.. We are that inhalation. We embody the sensations of inhaling fresh oxygen and there is nothing like it. When we exhale in our practice, at that moment... We are the exhalation. Releasing anything (and I mean anything! emotions, thoughts, whatever happened that day-even if it's just Co2 [Carbon dioxide]).
And do you know what happens? You feel good. In that moment- you are not stressing, obsessing, worrying, waiting, anticipating- curious about what the future holds. You are in the moment. You allow breath to fill your postures and allow breath to exist & exit. You are your best you. You rise to a blissful level and you remember who you really are:
You are someone who is meant to feel great. You are someone who is meant to enjoy your days: one moment at a time.
to sign up for a private or group lesson with Tracee, please email email@example.com or phone: 617.448.5593
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Hot, humid weather makes it difficult to be stylish. I am constantly searching for hair styles that look chic but are quick and easy. Here are a few fun do's that my hair stylist taught me how to create for the summer months ahead! The best part is, the messier the better! So, don't sweat it. If I can do them, you can too!!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Look what I found right at Walgreens! Tweezerman tweezers! The ultimate tool for cleaning up those stubborn little hairs in between brow waxing.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Before becoming a mother of two, I felt fashionably hip. These days, I stick to jeans and a cozy top, as I enjoy spending more time styling my kids (or trying to anyway). Besides, I am certain my everyday life doesn’t give way to a flexible wardrobe. But, this Spring, there is one item I really think I can wear while toting around sandy toys, diapers and half eaten food—RUFFLES.
I am not overly “girly”. It’s true, buying frilly frocks is unnatural for me. But, I do like to spice up my jeans and I am completely into the ruffled tops sprouting up all over the place this season. They are comfortable, pretty, dress up jeans, and most importantly, hide unflattering flabby body parts.
Ruffles can go a long way with baby girls too. Ruffled diaper covers, a.k.a bloomers, go perfectly with a funny baby tee. A tee from Bowery Baby, my embroidered onesie and t-shirt line, pair nicely with ruffled panties. However, maybe ruffles are not your thing or you have a little guy. Then I suggest matching a witty Bowery Baby onesie or tee with a pair of jeans, cords or skirt, which can give kids under two an edge and add something unique to their wardrobe.
So I guess, as a Mom, as long as I have jeans, cute tops, and ruffles for everyone, I’m good to go.
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Hey Moms.......and all ladies! Get a sitter--this sounds like a fun night out! Join me for an evening filled with all kinds of beautiful treats. I'll be stopping by to check out the Spring Trunk Show as well as sharing some helpful spring makeup tips while I'm there! Hope you can make it too!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
New moms rarely have any time for themselves. A trip to the spa seems completely out of reach and a night out with girlfriends is near impossible for most.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Mother's Day is right around the corner!!