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.
Here is where the fun begins as I begin to break down the sun salutation for you. The great thing about the sequence below, is that it can be done any time as its own ‘half sun salutation’ to warm up the body, get some blood flowing, stretch some muscles and relieve stress. I never … Continue reading Standing Sun Salutation
I can’t do that. At all. But maybe one day I will be able to… In order to train for it I have to practice my planks first though, which have proven to be the part of my practice where I see the slowest progress. Front and side plans are an amazing work out. They … Continue reading How to Overcome the Agony of the Plank
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
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