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
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
What I love about yoga is that its purpose is not fitness or weight loss, it is simply to get your body into a pose and to breathe deeply. To challenge the mind and body and to remain calm throughout the practice, no matter how difficult it is.
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.
This is the beginning of a discussion that I have a deep interest in, body image in today’s world. When I say body image, I am referring to the concept of self image, how people perceive the shapes of their bodies based on the information they receive through the media and other sources