I want to share with you what allows me to have fun at the gym, (hint: the key is to stop thinking about weight loss). I’m hoping you can use these tips to motivate yourself to get on the stair climber, the elliptical, the track, the pool, the basketball court, or the yoga mat. Whatever is fun for you.
Yoga: Six Months Later
I’m proud to say that I’ve now been practicing yoga on a regular basis for just over six months. I started writing about my yoga practice this year because I noticed such a variety of benefits to the routine. I’ve greatly enjoyed using yoga as a fitness and wellness program, but also as a source … Continue reading Yoga: Six Months Later
Balance: Body and Mind
The OED online defines balance as: “an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.” Incorporating a lot of balance postures into your practice can help strengthen your body and calm your mind. If you feel balanced and stable on the mat, you will have the confidence and calmness to bring that … Continue reading Balance: Body and Mind
Sweat Baby Sweat: Getting the Most From Your Yoga Practice
So I think I’m officially addicted to hot yoga. I find myself only ever attending the heated classes at my studio. I’m still trying to figure out exactly what keeps me coming back, but something recently occurred to me: added resistance. The extremely humid environment of a hot yoga studio makes it feel like you’re … Continue reading Sweat Baby Sweat: Getting the Most From Your Yoga Practice
Body Image Series Part 2: Gym Trauma
Don’t waste your money on a gym that intimidates you, spend your fitness budget responsibly and focus on getting active. Resist the pressure to conform to a certain physical standard, just get sweating, get your heart pumping and smile.