How do you become WILLING to your Handstand?
Just Breathe - Mindful Breathing
BECOME WILLING, NAIL YOUR HANDSTAND
Yikes! Are you in the same boat as me? Holy Cow! I had so many plans and ideas of how I saw my life going, and all I can say is that I’m not where I thought where I would be at 40 (ish) years old. All of those ideas and plans did not prepare me for the amazing family that I have built and the decisions I’ve had to make to keep my family together and support the ones that are most vulnerable.
Clean for the Holidays - Immersion
Day 10: The 4:7:8 (Breathing)
“Observe the space between your thoughts, then observe the observer.” ~Hamilton Boudreaux
Gratitude Journaling - Appreciation
Day 9: Cleaning House (Immersion)
“Use every distraction as an object of meditation and they cease to be distractions.” – Mingyur Rinpoche
Mindful Seeking - Awareness
Day 8: Gratitude Journaling (Appreciation)
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” - Oprah Winfrey
Five Senses - Mindful Eating
Day 7: Mindful Seeking (Awareness)
“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.” Thích Nhat Hanh
Reset - Breathing and Juicing
Day 6: “Five Senses Exercise” (Mindful eating)
“Water if you don’t stir it will become clear; the mind left unaltered will find its own natural peace.” – Unknown
Self Inquiry - Immersion
Day 5: Reset (Breathing and Juicing)
“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.” ~Sylvia Boorstein
It’s super easy to get stuck in holiday eating and craving all the wrong foods. In just a couple of days of overdoing it, we start to feel lethargic and just plain, blah! Take ONE day out of your Holiday season to fuel your body with all the right nutrients to help you bridge the nutritional gap created by poor food choices. Once our bodies have all the right nutrients the cravings lessen and our energy returns.
Self-Compassion & Appreciation
Day 4: Self Inquiry (Immersion)
“The way to live in the present is to remember that ‘This too shall pass.’ When you experience joy, remembering that ‘This too shall pass’ helps you savor the here and now. When you experience pain and sorrow, remembering that ‘This too shall pass’ reminds you that grief, like joy, is only temporary.” Joey Green
Body Scan - Mindful Awareness
Day 3: Self-Compassion (Appreciation)
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” -Dalai Lama
Mothers and Fathers, Sons and Daughters. It’s easier to extend compassion to those we love, but Compassion itself can be a difficult emotion to grasp. Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Among emotion researchers, it is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering. READ MORE
The Raisin Exercise - Mindful Eating
“There’s only one reason why you’re not experiencing bliss at this present moment, and it’s because you’re thinking or focusing on what you don’t have…. But, right now you have everything you need to be in bliss.” -Anthony de Mello
Jon Kabat-Zinn (the originator of the MBSR curriculum) describes mindfulness as an approach to life based on the understanding that “the present is the only time that any of us have to be alive – to know anything – to perceive – to learn – to act – to change – to heal”(JKZ 1990). READ MORE…
PREEMPTIVE STRIKE TO THE WINTER BLUES: Mindfulness and Muscle
Day 1: “The Raisin Exercise” (Mindful Eating)
“Essentially, meditation allows us to live in ways that are less automatic. This necessarily means less time spent worrying, ruminating, and trying to control things we can’t control. It means we become less vulnerable to the throes of the fear-driven, older parts of our brains, and freer to use our newer and more sophisticated mental abilities: patience, compassion, acceptance, and reason.” -David Cain
To Roll or Not to Roll
Mindfulness training could be the secret to improved physical activity
THE AMAZING LINK BETWEEN MINDFULNESS AND MUSCLE
A recent 400-person trial has shown potentially strong connections between mindfulness and levels of exercise. Lead researcher Jacob Meyer explains why this surprised him, and why he’s excited to learn more.
Should I Roll or Not, is it a waste of time?…..read on…
CRUNCH VS PLANK: WHICH ONE WINS?
Grace is a gift that seems to come unexpectedly when we’re open and available to receive it. The experience of grace comes in moments of openness when we’re gifted with a feeling or an unexpected insight that’s given from the deepest dimension of Being. The Light of grace often comes in quiet moments, but it can also come in times of suffering, pain, or even desperation. We might call this fierce grace, a grace that comes when we don’t know what to do or where to turn in the midst of our suffering or heartache….Read On
Pleasure vs Happiness
THE CORE COMPARISON
We delve into the nitty gritty of two of the top core training moves....read more
If you were asked to explain the difference between pleasure and happiness, what would you say? Think hard, because the answer holds the key to your long term health and well-being.
Pediatric endocrinologist Robert Lustig was one of the first people to sound the alarm on the dangers of too much sugar. But, he says, that sweet sensation is only one of the ways modern life feeds our dopamine-based pleasure and reward system....click to read on
THE HIIT LIST: FIVE REASONS TO UP THE INTENSITY
Alluring and versatile, lavender calms the mind, tames the body and feeds the spirit.
What are Electrolytes?
It’s been called the closest thing to an exercise pill. And while it might take a bit more effort, there is now no doubt at all that high-intensity interval training is just what the doctor ordered. READ ON!
Electrolytes are minerals that carry an electrical charge. They have an impact on how your muscles function, how alkaline your blood is, and how much water you have in your body