Time. We can’t make more of it. With the holiday season upon us, how do we balance work, family, travel, shopping, celebrating and a yoga practice? How do we squeeze everything into our day and not feel exhausted? This season, I’ve committed to practicing “precision”. Recently, I’ve found myself in a haze. My mind wanders and my actions mirrored that with incompletion and sloppiness. During that foggy time, it’s easy to waste time and check out, surf the web, or even check in with the news on the latest daily political drama. But starting this week, when I feel myself drifting away, it’s time to get into action. It’s time to get precise my life with words, communication, actions and practice. This holiday season I invite you to cut out all the things that do not empower you and waste your energy. We only have a limited amount of time and energy, so let’s stay on a path of empowerment. If our words create our world, let’s communicate with words that serve others and spread love and uplift others. Let’s knock out our action items with a commitment to completeness. Precision is a practice and it starts on the mat. It’s time to get on our mat and practice with out wasting energy but empowering ourselves. Today, step bigger and bolder into Warrior 1. Inhale deeper, exhale more. Remove the excess steps in your downward facing dog. Notice how much energy you save when focused on precision. Save your energy for the things most important in the world. Save your energy for love, sharing, friends and family.
Breath and Body Yoga, 4800 Burnet Road, Austin, TX, 78756
Director of Breath and Body Yoga, E-RYT 500
Shining in ballet from the age of three, Desirae took a lead role in the Nutcracker by the age of six with the Fort Worth City Ballet Company. Through high school and college, she continued a path of competitive sports mixed with the arts. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, she followed a creative marketing path and in 1993 opened her own graphic design studio American Pie Design, Inc. Desirae discovered that yoga provided a counter to the stress of the corporate world. Traveling the country for major corporations, she experienced many yoga styles, but found Bikram Yoga, Baptiste Power Vinyasa, Anusara Yoga and Sridaiva Yogastyles provided a spiritual aspect, the missing puzzle piece to her life. In 2006, she opened Breath and Body Yoga on Burnet Road and in September of 2015 she opened the second location on Exposition in Austin, Texas. She established the leading 200 and 500-hour teacher training school in Austin plus produces online classes and yoga videos. The University of Texas’s Women’s Volleyball, Softball, Golf and Men’s Baseball and Women’s Basketball teams hire her to bring strength, flexibility, breath and alignment to their collegiate sports. At present she teaches, tours and trains, bringing a new dynamic to the practice where vinyasa flow meets alignment.