Friday, September 13, 2013

A Preview of Things to Come!

It feels like my birthday right now!  I am so excited because I just ordered some gifts for my yoga students!! I've had a pretty solid and consistent group of yogi's coming to my class since February, so I thought it was time to add a little prop action to the practice.  After much research and consideration, I opted for the Three Minute Egg!  We should have them by the end of the week!

The eggs I ordered will be for use in the studio, however, if any of you decide you'd like a set of eggs that you can take home with you and call your very own, please let me know and I will order you a set in any color that you choose :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

You've Got Mail

You've Got Mail!

I was walking to my mailbox today with my mind wandering (per usual) and I started thinking about how walking to the mailbox is the only physical activity that some people get for the entire day.  I live on about an acre with my house at the back of that acre, so I have a little distance from the front door to the mailbox, but still, one round trip per day hardly accounts for a days worth of activity.  So, I decided to write a workout that you can build on based on your level of fitness.  If you are completely sedentary, start with the 1st exercise only.  Each day (or as you feel stronger) add the next exercise.  By the time you get to the final exercise, this will be a killer workout.  Already in stupendous shape?  Cycle through the whole circuit as many times as you can for 30 minutes and share your score with me( 1 point per round)!  I'd LOVE you to comment any remarks made by your neighbors (or mail carrier) should any of them witness this awesome and not at all wacko behavior :)

All exercises are down and back (from front door to mailbox).  Let me know if you need clarification on any of these.  This is great for one of those days that you didn't think you'd get to workout, but as soon as you opened the door and saw your mailbox you were inspired to just throw in a few rounds.  Print this workout and tape it to the inside of your mailbox as a reminder!

Groundhog Day

I had friend feeling a little blasé and they told me they felt like their life was Groundhog Day (Bill Murray movie, I'm sure you're familiar).  

They were bored with the same day-in-day-out routine with nothing changing.  At first I was thinking, "Yeah, that's lame.  So sorry you're feeling that way."  But, in reality, most of us have a day to day routine that we practice that can be a little mundane.  The beauty of that is that, like Bill Murray's character, each day we can consciously review what we are doing that is either enriching or corrupting our lives.  We can take inventory and rid the negative and amplify the positive until we get it right.  Look at that comfortable routine as an opportunity to develop what will eventually turn into your ideal day.  No one knows how many days it will take to get it right, but once you feel like you've really nailed it, guess what, you have the power to start a new adventure and keep repeating that one until you are satisfied with what you've accomplished.  

So tell me...what would you do if you knew you COULD NOT FAIL?