Healthy and Strong

Why Yoga?

I HATE exercising.  Well, technically I just hate cardio. I’m all for exercise that makes me feel good and strong, while also making me feel like I’m not doing much. Yeah, I’m the laziest exerciser ever! I’ve forced myself onto ellipticals and treadmills. I’ve forced myself to do sit ups, the devils creation for sure.  I’ve done more squats and burpies in my life than I care too (although, I draw the line at ever doing another burpy for the rest of my life)…. I’ve joined gyms and fitness groups, and surprisingly, as lazy as I am… all of my very closest friends are fitness instructors. So, that’s weird, right?   I hate working out, I hate sweating, I hate fighting for my breathe… but I do enjoy the idea of feeling strong and being healthy.   I was enjoying the fresh air on my patio one day, thinking about how I should probably work out… but wouldn’t it be nicer if I could just sit here and enjoy the fresh air, while benefiting from it? As I started to expand that thought, I was getting more and more curious… I mean, I’ve done yoga in the past. I’ve ‘tried’ meditating.  But I also know so many people that swear by it… not a one of them collecting as much mid section goo as I had. I figured, there must be something to it, so I decided to do a little research. The premise of such ‘easy’ movements went against everything my brain connected to strength. Exercise is miserable, hard, sweaty…. How can you possible get stronger when you’re laying there in corpse pose? (my favorite pose)   I decided, like everything else in my life, that I just needed to understand WHY it worked. I needed to understand the…

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The 7 Ways My Yoga Practice Has Changed My Life

May 13, 2021

My yoga practice is mine, all mine… and it’s completely changed my life, without much effort at all. I guess I’ve always had the wrong idea about what yoga was and what it did for you.  I assumed it was better in a structured way, in a classroom setting, or much worse, a heated, stuffy…

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It’s MY Yoga Practice

March 5, 2021

I tried hot yoga one time. I say one time… it was actually 2 weeks of hell. Literally, why does anyone subject themselves to the heat and smell of a hot yoga center?  I did… every day for 2 weeks.  My friend said that I would learn to love it.  Instead, I think I plotted…

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Why Yoga?

August 9, 2019

I HATE exercising.  Well, technically I just hate cardio. I’m all for exercise that makes me feel good and strong, while also making me feel like I’m not doing much. Yeah, I’m the laziest exerciser ever! I’ve forced myself onto ellipticals and treadmills. I’ve forced myself to do sit ups, the devils creation for sure. …

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