What happens when you're just over it? How do you come back to your fitness? How do you recharge and stay committed to your goals?
This week we talk about the 4 tips I use to stay motivated. Press play and join me for a quick chat on things you can do and ways to can change up the game.
And if you're still struggling to get moving, try our 7 day yoga challenge below. Just click the link and start today for FREE.
As always, I'm here if you need me. Don't be a stranger. Let me know how I can help!
Until the next time,
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What if I told you that no matter what you do you can't prevent injury? It seems almost obvious, but we throw around the term "injury prevention" as if it were magic. Hell, I've been doing it for years. I'm sure if you scroll through my website the words are everywhere.
But when asked this week if I had any tips on how to prevent injury, I was silent. For the first time, I really listened to that question and understood it on a different level.
Injuries happen no matter what you do. You could break your ankle stepping out of bed, reach for a pen wrong and dislocate your finger. There is absolutely nothing you can do to prevent injury. Isn't that refreshing? It means that you don't have to beat yourself up when it happens.
It's time to reframe the picture and instead look at the preventative measures you can take to truly set yourself up for success, so that when and...
To me, recovery is whatever you do to sustain an active lifestyle. period. It ain't the same for you and it ain't the same for me. There are some basic principles that show up everywhere, like sleep, movement and water intake, but the majority of it is ever evolving.
The challenge most days is just fitting it in. We have the aspiration and we know how important it is, but where is the time?
I'm a big believer in the power of conquering the morning. So I talk a lot about waking up early and getting after it. This week I thought I would show you. Today is a look at my morning routine and how I try to weave in recovery into all aspects of my life so that what I do is sustainable and effective for my life with three small children, a husband and a business to run.
So set your alarm, click the link to this video and let's go!
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Last week was all about the Yamas and how our actions affect those around us. Now, we look at the Niyamas and how the inward journey can transform our everything.
Reading about these and practicing these in my life this week has been insane. I am dumbfounded at how simple, yet profound these concepts are. I feel like these are words and ideas that we have heard time and time again. But when they're are boiled down into, what I might call a check-list of sorts, they somehow turn into something tangible, more doable.
So let's jump in this week and explore the Niyamas. Join the conversation on Instagram and follow along with our weekly challenge of incorporating these practices into your life.
1. Saucha - purity of body and mind
2. Santosha - contentment (the practice of gratitude)
3. Tapas - discipline
4. Svadhyaya - self study
5. Ishvara Pranidhana - surrender
Until the next time...See ya on the mat!
Your virtual yoga...
The first part of the Pandemic was a blur of sweatpants and Netflix. And then out of nowhere I woke the f up. I started setting these crazy ass goals. I wanted to level up in all the things . Nutrition, Education, Parenting, Finances ... like ALL the things.
So naturally, I started working to finish my teacher training (Remember? Big, hairy, audacious goals lol). This meant I got to relearn everything I've ever learned all over again. And to be honest, I'm still learning.
But the beginning for me is always the first limb of the 8-limb path - relearning the Yamas and then the Niyamas (the second limb). Together, they form the 10 ethical guidelines to live a more peaceful, meaningful existence. Kind of like the 10 commandments of yoga.
In Deborah Adele's book, The Yamas and Niyamas she writes: "If we have begun to live the first five jewels well, we may notice that our time is freeing up and there is more breathing space in our lives. The days begin to feel a little lighter and...
This week on the blog: I want to change the dialog surrounding recovery. I want us as fitness professionals and specialists to make space for one another, and to stop lying about the fact that we have the one and only answer to what serves the athlete population.
What works for one, may not work for another. And let's be real, real - we're all making this sh$% up as we go anyway! I do not possess the only answer. YOU do not possess the only answer.
There is no one way to do anything.
What happens when we move away from having to be right and instead move towards wanting to be useful? Can we become more inclusive of ideas and less mean-spirited about one another?
To listen to my full Ted Talk on being more inclusive and what it means to adapt the usefulness metric, press play and join the conversation.
It's time to level up your game! Yes, you. If you're already floating on a mountain top with Guru status, then consider yourself excused from this week's blog. Today is all about taking our practice to the next level and moving beyond stretching.
These 6 practices brought the poses to life for me. I can't recommend this info enough. Especially if you're newer to the practice. So let's talk about.
The more I learned about yoga, the more conflicted I was. I struggled to reconcile my own lifestyle with the many tenants of yoga and wondered if I could ever measure up. Did I have to be a vegan? Was this a religion? Did it matter if I was Hindu or not? I started to question whether or not this practice was for me. It wasn't until I read B.K.S Iyengar's book, Light on Life, that I had a revelation about what it means to practice yoga.
I learned that:
1. There are levels to this
2. Understanding the foundation and the history of yoga is key
3. It's ok to have imposter syndrome
4. And that yoga is for everyone!
If you struggle with the same hesitation, I invite you to take a listen to this week's blog. And if you're not quite sure about taking those first steps, you can always join us on our 7 Day Yoga Challenge. We'd love to have you!
Until next time,