When I started to exercise seriously (as in to get fitter and healthier, not just overdo the cardio to become skinny) I didn’t give yoga much thought. I considered myself hardcore, I wanted to sweat and push myself, and I didn’t think that Yoga could help me to reach my “beastly” and loafty goals. It … More How Yoga Has Helped with my Weight Training
When I first started exercising consistently and seriously, I never gave Yoga much thought. I didn’t think it could help me achieve any of my goals in strength or endurance. This couldn’t have been further from the truth. Practicing Yoga has helped me in my cross-training endeavours in so many ways, but we will save … More The Yoga Collective
After reading CDK’s post, I completely agree with her, Yoga is a challenge. It is not a pass to sleep or nap on your rubbery mat, there is also a lot of work involved. Yes, there are quiet moments where relaxation and quietness of the mind is a key component, but most of the class … More Yoga ain’t Easy!
I was once a chronic worrier. My worrying would inevitably lead to anxiety, and anxiety would lead to fear. This was a crippling and debilitating way to live. I would like to share my story, in hopes it may help others and sharing also helps me. I was a prisoner to my worry, but I … More Worry. What is it Good For?
I finally got myself out of bed on Sunday morning to attend Gentle Yoga. Through the bitter cold, I walked over to my gym, fighting the fierce wind and nearly slipping on a patch of ice. It was well worth it. We were given the option to use these blocks to sit on to assist … More The Yogi in Me- Part 3
With all good intentions, the ashiness exfoliated from my tender tooties and billowy cotton pants packed in my gym bag, I was ready to face my Yoga intimidation head on. I was all set to attend Desta’s “Gentle Yoga” class, and made sure to go to bed at a decent hour. Heck, I even left … More The Yogi in Me- Part 2, The Fear Continues
I’ve tried many group classes at my gym. From spin, to cardio kick boxing, tabata, boot camp and zumba. It was all a tad intimidating at first, you know how the whole going out of your comfort zone feeling can be. Zumba and cardio hip hop was especially intimidating because I wouldn’t describe myself as … More The Yogi in Me- Part 1