In yoga there are many principles for healthy living. One of these is called "Svadhyaya" - which translates to self-reflection or examination. While the New Year is an excellent time to reflect on the past year and look at ways we want to improve our selves, Svadhyaya should be done regularly, even seasonally or in the natural course of life. Exercise and health are often at the top of many “resolutions”, and often the first ones broken. While many people have different reasons for ... Continue Reading
Incorporation Svadhyaya philosophy into exercise, and thinking about your motives when it comes to exercise.
Tips for keeping your fitness resolutions this year.
Health resolutions often top the list of most people’s goals for the new year and working out is usually a high priority in January. Health clubs are jam-packed, fitness memberships are renewed the first couple weeks of the new year. Then, something happens. By the end of the month, your gym bag hasn’t left the house. Your runners are collecting dust. Gyms empty out and the regulars no longer have to fight for the machines. Want to make sure you’re one of the people still clocking in ... Continue Reading
Figure out a workout plan that’s right for you – no matter what hotel you’re staying at.
There are hundreds of ways to squeeze a workout in while traveling. Weight training can be empowering for women, especially when all of a sudden, you are lifting things you used to ask your husband to help you with. But sometimes it's hard to keep it up while traveling. It can be tough, both mentally and physically, to go do something that involves sweat when you've been traveling. But, I guarantee you will feel better post-workout. Sometimes, I have to give myself the pep talk of ... Continue Reading
We’ve got a variety of fitness tools that will keep you active no matter where you are.
It's not always easy for a mom to get in a workout, but we've got a variety of fitness tools that will keep you active no matter where you are. Shoes If you were to grab a workout “on-the-go” style or were heading to the park with your kids, what fitness gadget could you grab and go? What’s your first thought? Mine would be my shoes. Can’t go grab a workout in flip flops now can you? Make sure you have a pair of shoes accessible for a quick jog, sprinting on the grass, or even ... Continue Reading
Lift heavy and change your diet and watch your body transform in just six weeks.
You know you've seen this title before. Transform Your Body in Six Weeks. It graces the covers of women’s magazines in every grocery store across America. Just follow X, Y, and Z steps. But, how many of you have ever gone to the gym with an article ripped out and performed all the exercises as prescribed - even one time? Most of us read the articles, think about them, and then file the article away, never to be seen again. And in my opinion, that's okay. I don't think these articles ... Continue Reading
Don’t be afraid of building mom muscle! Here are some benefits to strength training and becoming your own superhero.
Let this post be a cheering section for you moms who need to hit the gym and build muscle as part of your fitness plan! I believe in the benefits of weight training so strongly, that I’d ditch a run, hike, swim, bike or climb for a strength training workout. Feeling strong, and having the knowledge you are strong, will give you confidence that YOU can do things you never thought possible. Moms, having muscles is sexy! We all have the same muscles; it’s just a matter of what you do to them ... Continue Reading