For the next week, commit yourself to three days (in the morning) of what I am going to propose.
The first day, sleep in as long as you’d like. Eat as much as you'd like, of whatever you like. Go ahead and eat that processed American cheese and garlic bologna sandwich on white bread with chips on the side. Don't forget your soda pop! Oh! And a cookie for dessert too! Also, do whatever you feel like doing (or others want you to do). Sit around and watch tv for hours, go visit a friend and sit for hours talking, etc.. Now listen to your body. How does it feel? What is it telling you? I feel sluggish...dehydrated…My body feels blah…
A second day commit to getting up a bit earlier then go for a moderate 30-min. walk, a steady 30-min. bike ride, a 45-min. yoga session or any other type of exercise you prefer. Just get moving! Immediately afterwards, go to Dunkin Donuts or Tim Horton and buy yourself a doughnut or two, with cream filling, pairing it with the coffee of your desire. Take the time to ingest your feast. Then listen to your body. How does it feel? What is it telling you? Why did I eat that (those) doughnut(s)? I didn’t need the Iced Cappuccino too! Ugh! I had such a good workout and ruined it with the donut shop stop!
Finally, on a third day you select of that same week-repeat the first exercise part above. Go for a moderate 30-min. walk, a steady 30-min. bike ride, or a 45-min. yoga session or any other type of exercise that floats your boat. Get your body moving! Immediately afterwards, go straight home and eat a healthy breakfast or snack, such as a half cup of Plain Chobani yogurt. Top it with a natural sweetener, such as honey, chopped nuts, blueberries, and some granola. Pair that with unflavored room-temperature water. Take the time to ingest your feast. Then listen to your body. How does it feel? What is it telling you? Wow! What a healthy snack! My body really needed that. I’m definitely going to get fitter and healthier now.
The behavior of the third scenario is that of an Ayurvedic principle or Ayurveda ― an ancient Indian healing technique. It is a sister science to Yoga.
So what is exactly is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a holistic system that you can incorporate into your daily life. It utilizes diet, lifestyle, herbs, yoga asanas, meditation, and more to cleanse the body in order to lead towards a healthier state of mind, body, and spirit.
Basically, it all depends on the choices you make ― whether you commit to exercising on a consistent basis to move your body, the food choices you make to cleanse your body, and other ways you take care of your mental health (for ex., meditation, prayer, etc.) to clean your spirit (feel better about yourself).
Committing to healthier morning routines will create healthier days in your life ― a healthier mind, a healthier body, and a healthier spirit.
I'm doing it. I've thought about it and decided to take a break from blogging--indefinitely.
Taking this time to spend less time on the computer, get my COVID Vaccine(s), tend to my summer garden, go outside more, etc. Just doing it! 😊
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it's important to continue to take the time to care for your health. During this prolonged and uncertain time be sure to look after your mind, body, and spirit. Isolation seems to contribute to the rise in mental health symptoms.
For the month of March I'll offer yoga every Saturday online through Zoom from 10:00am-11:00am. Cost is $10 per person, per class.
These classes will strengthen your body, help you to breathe better (mask free), reduce stress, and be in visual contact with others.
Take advantage of this exercise opportunity to get physically and emotionally fit. Get "un-isolated" by joining me and others online.
So what are you waiting for?
I proceeded along, indulged in happy anticipation of the 7PM bible study. I opened and secured the hinges of the top of the trunk to remove my bible…The next moment, shocked and in disbelief, I can’t figure out what just happened. I had secured the hinges of the storage trunk. Pain seeps inside my head...neck...shoulders... Is my brain damaged? Maybe I have a broken neck. I both know and don’t know what just happened.
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What are the most common symptoms?
What should be avoided/limited?
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How long does recovery take?
Get moving. Self Care Opportunity.
Attend the upcoming Feb. 20th Donation-Based ❤️ Your Brain Class.
Your brain will thank you!
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Like many of you, I spent Wednesday afternoon and evening, watching in disbelief domestic terrorists attacking the U.S. Capitol in an effort to prevent a peaceful counting of the electoral college vote.
In yoga, transitions are constant, as in life. Whether we’re moving from one pose to another or making the alteration between a deep inhale and a long exhale, we are constantly making transitions in our practice.
What we observed in Washington was the opposite of what we, as a global community, believe in. Yoga, as you know, is well-designed to help each of us build the courage, empathy, capacity, resilience, and unity that our world needs.
We need yoga and the lesson that it teaches us.
In this time of transition, let’s take good care of ourselves and each other and do what we can to help people build their capacity to heal, rather than wound.
I hope you’ll join me next Saturday, January 16th, for our Zoom Community Yoga class. Click here for more details.
Happy New Year!
21 Ways to Bring on 2021!
This new year:
What will YOU do this year to take time to take care of yourself and others? I'd love to receive any comments from you. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
There are so many needs all around us. And especially during the 2020 pandemic (when we have been stuck more at home), your support made a difference to my small business and to special organizations across the state of Ohio. The recipients of this year's donation-based yoga classes include the following special organizations:
Thank you for your support this year!
Deep breath in. Deep breath out. This Serenity Prayer written by Reinhold Niebuhr, one of America’s leading public intellectuals, has the power to break tension and anxiety (inner turmoil). And with so much out of our control, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to memorize this prayer and recite it every day. Or as I have, write it on a post-it note and stick it on to the back of your bathroom mirror and say it when washing your teeth, washing your face, etc. to wash away all that we must let go and let God.
Letting ourselves be; letting the world be; without trying to change the things that we can’t change. Being here in this present moment to change the things that we can change. And meditating to know the difference. It’s truly the most basic concept on any path of self-awareness.
Buddhist Philosophy: Letting go of attachment
Christian Concept: God’s will be done
One example I’d like to share is that of our current health crisis. With John Hopkins University loggings 63,770,421 million confirmed cases as of today, 13,709,941 million of them in the U.S. and 430,093 in Ohio, with more than 1,478,923 deaths globally, 270,509 in this country, and 6,548 in Ohio, the coronavirus pathogen continues to be health expert’s “worst nightmare”, as stated by Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (Ohio data taken from the Ohio Department of Health.)
Let’s not give up this fight as we know precious lives are infected or taken away on a daily basis. Applying Reinhold’s Serenity Prayer, we let go when we accept health expert’s guidance by making temporary sacrifices to protect others and ourselves ― social distancing, stay-at-home orders, canceling/postponing physical gatherings, etc. We have the power to change things such as wearing masks, disinfecting our business and homes often, washing our hands more frequently, and so forth. And we listen to intuition ― that inner voice ―that wisdom to know the difference; that tells us right from wrong.
So, how have you used or are using wisdom to accept things you cannot change and change the things that you can? Will you share a story or comment below?
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