Mary Beth LaRue’s Fuel Formula
During my journey of teaching yoga for almost a decade, I’ve traveled the world teaching professional cyclists, shared a stage with Michael Franti and even designed custom yoga programs for rehabilitation centers, homeless shelters, and the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles. I've taught at multiple Wanderlust Festivals, created an online program for Yoga Journal and got certified in life coaching from Martha Beck.
Bring the practice of mindfulness and breathe to absolutely everything you do.
Take a bubblebath.
Drink a cup of chamomile tea.
Read for 30 minutes.
I’ve been doing this for the past year.
Feels luxurious and really restful.
Take the leaps you wonder about. You won’t regret it.
Bringing Yoga to Life by Donna Farhi
The book is so down to earth and applicable. Beautiful writing.
• Single Pigeon
• Viparita Karani with two blocks
• Supine twist
• Supta Baddha Konasana
“All happiness depends on courage and work.”
-Honore de Balzac
My go to, get-me-outta-a-bad-mood movie, is Dirty Dancing. I’ve been watching it since I was little and it just makes me smile. I also know every word of dialogue.
I stay as healthy as a I possibly can.
I try to laugh a lot and not take things tooooo seriously.
I look at everything as a creative act.
Good sleep is oh-so-important.
I try to get at least seven hours of sleep every night and take magnesium before bed for restful sleep and amazing digestion.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol for the best slumber ever.
Wake up. Stretch.
Short 5-10 minute meditation, usually with my English bulldog Rosy snoring on my lap.
Make a huge tea (loving green tea kombucha right now).
Wait at least 30 minutes before I check emails or social media. I keep my phone out of my bedroom at night for this reason.
I’ve been doing this for about six months.
I love starting my day with intention and possibility rather than relying on habits to get me through my day.
I’m in sunshine, doing a creative yoga practice, writing, eating vibrant food, and laughing.
Happiness equals reality minus expectations.
I love this because it reminds us to drop our expectations moment to moment and embrace how good life really is.
• Child’s Pose
• Cow Pose back to Child’s Pose (5 times)
• Downward-facing Dog (pedaling out legs)
• Anjaneyasana with fingers interlaced and palms facing up then side bend
• Ardha Hanumanasana
• Supine Twist
• 2 minutes of breath work at the end
Focus on how you feel, not on the perfection of the practice.
This practice is about embodiment and intention, not about “nailing” the perfect posture.
This advice has allowed me to drop into my practice, let it unfold, and has freed me to be creative and unique.
Bugs on a Log!
Almond butter on inside of celery with raisins and chia seeds on top.
• 1 scoop of SFH protein powder
• Chia seeds
• Flax seeds
• 1 tbsp of almond butter
• 1 handful of spinach
• Frozen dark cherries
Blend and enjoy!
Lost on The Way Home by Solange
To fly really, really fast so I’m able to experience flying, but also make it wherever I need to be quickly! (Like the other coast to see my little brother!)