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LESSONS (SO FAR) FROM MY YOGA PRACTICE

20 Mar

While my personality is one where I am naturally always working to accomplish the next “great” thing, I don’t want my yoga practice to be all about achievement.

Yes, I DO have a goal of doing a strong handstand by my 65th birthday (January 2014) and I’m serious about accomplishing that goal but I don’t believe I need my desire to do that pose as the driver of my practice. And, I still trust that I WILL be doing a nice handstand by my birthday or before.

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YOGA IS LOVE

14 Feb

Happy

Valentine’s

Day!

I dedicate my yoga practice today to sending you love!

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A CHECKLIST TO HELP YOU START A FITNESS SUPPORT GROUP

9 Jan

DEFINTION OF FITNESS SUPPORT GROUP

A support group is a gathering of people who share a common health concern or interest. A fitness support group focuses on helping its members achieve their fitness goals which typically include physical, emotional and mental aspects. Formats for support groups can vary. They can include in-person meeting, online sharing and / or telephone support.

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WHAT DOES ALL THIS FITNESS STUFF GET YOU ANYWAY?

3 Jan

Plenty of science proves that a fit person lives longer and has a lower risk of chronic diseases, illnesses and accidents. Fitness protects bone mass, improves sleep, reduces depression and anxiety, boosts morale and self-esteem, and increases the overall quality of life. As fitness increases, so does strength, agility, balance, coordination, power, reaction time, and speed. It changes your body. Your cardiorespiratory system strengthens. You can better maintain your ideal weight. Your resting metabolism rate increases. And, and, and…. I could go on! And, be forewarned, I probably will in future posts! J

But those aren’t the benefits of fitness that are on my mind right now. Believe it or not, there is an additional set of benefits that I am really drawn to because they support your efforts to be your best self!

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF YOGA

29 Dec

Notes on book entitled YOUNGER NEXT YEAR by Chris Crowley and Henry Lodge

2 Dec

it's never too late

If you’re a person that doesn’t need “proof” that exercise can have a MAJOR impact on how you feel and what you can do in your life, don’t bother to read this post.  If you don’t need any motivating information about how much control you have over your health, see ya!  If you don’t want any advice on what your fitness plan should include, catch ya later!

If you’re still here, please keep reading and you can share my exitement and amazement over what is possible!  Come on, check it out!

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